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I'd been eyeballing this Erma Excam RX22 at the LGS for a number of months. I hadn't spent any money in the shop for a while and considering it was well over $700 less than my Ulm PPK .22 I decided to add it to the collection. It's in very good condition with original box and mag. I ran through a couple of mags of Aguilla with no issues. Easily as good a shooter as the real deal. It appears not to have been highly regarded in it's day but seems to be better made than a lot of today's cheap stuff.
 

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I found one as well about two years ago at the local Cabelas - $145, but no box.
I have to say it's a great shooter with accuracy a tad better than my Walthers and 100% functioning. I mean the thing has n e v e r malfunctioned.
Obviously the "Pride of ownership" deal isn't quite up there as with the Walther's, but then my Erma cost less than 1/10th what my PPK/L did.
 

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Am I correct in assuming that these were made in Germany and imported pre 1968 ? Are they compatible with Walther grips and magazines ?
 

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Nice looking gun I have one myself that has been in the family for some years. It shoots well and I have the box and one magazine with mine.
 

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Am I correct in assuming that these were made in Germany and imported pre 1968 ? Are they compatible with Walther grips and magazines ?
They were built in the USA out of German parts. Mags are not interchangeable and I don't think the grips are either.
 

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@DE Pistole: Gun was casted. I do not know what ERMA used, it's def. no steel. Jimbo may try a magnet... ;)
 

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Am I correct in assuming that these were made in Germany and imported pre 1968 ? Are they compatible with Walther grips and magazines ?
Depends whose markings are on the gun. Originals were made by Erma in Germany and Imported whole. Then a bunch were imported as parts and assembled by Excam of Florida. Then a company called American Arms made a bunch. I think I've owned one of each type and all functioned pretty much like the original except for the safety which is a hammer block. with the hammer block safety on the lower the hammer you pul the trigger. Scary the first couple of times you do it
 

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If it's anything like the Erma .22 carbine, it is less than steel, tho' well made and functional.
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all functioned pretty much like the original except for the safety which is a hammer block. with the hammer block safety on the lower the hammer you pull the trigger. Scary the first couple of times you do it
When I first examined my Excam edition I thought the safety was broken as it didn't decock the gun and the trigger dropped the hammer so I almost passed on the gun. Upon closer look I noticed the hammer block. All in all I'm very happy with the purchase. Now the hunt begins for an extra mag and manual.
 

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Thanks for looking out. I am familiar with Bob's. I have purchased factory mags there before that were clearly knockoffs. If he wasn't so difficult to communicate with I would ask him.
 

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This is where my lack of firearms historical knowledge haunts me. I just don't know what left field older firearms are worth chasing after

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@DE Pistole: Gun was casted. I do not know what ERMA used, it's def. no steel. Jimbo may try a magnet... ;)
Martin, are these the same frames that the gas pistols were made from?
 
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