i just bought this gun today at the gun show in orlando florida. it is a new gun from one of the dealerd there. the slide is marked P99 and about a half inch back the letters TA. does anyone know what these letters mean? thanks.
That is VERY interesting, unless Walther is pulling a surprise on us, or your dealer did an import from Germany, this gun is very rare (probably less than 50 produced), and not in production. I am actually trying to import one for my collection. If you got one, you are a lucky dog
I recently posted an article about this pistol on my Walther P99 page: Walther P99 TA
I'd be very curious to see pictures of it if you don't mind and also find out:
- what the S/N is (these were Police Trial Pistols with special S/N that are BAA 0xx)
- What did you pay for it?
- Does it have import markings on it?
I've never seen officially what the "TA" stands for, but if I had to make up an explanation for it, it would be:
thanks, i'll let you all know as soon as i pick it up tomorrow. i couldn't take it home today because the FDLE was closed and could not do a background check. i already bought 1000 rounds of 115gr. fmj winchester white box, so i will be doing lots of shooting my next range visit.
the gun has the smith and wesson import information etched on the right side of the slide, and it has wide serrations at the back of the slide like a sw99. it is also single action/double action. the price for this was $499.00. he only had one. tomorrow i will ask him if he can get or has anymore at his gun shop and let you know. when i get it, i will take a picture of it and post it so you can see it. the SN# FAB9228
i have another older p99 that doesn't do this, so i switched uppers with the defective lower and it does the same thing. that rules out the striker. i think it's in the fire control group or the trigger bar guide.