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Rare variant, congrats!
 
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I love how Malteser says

Got some new P5s coming on the way.
as if it were a shipment of everyday mail! My goodness - how does one come across a P5 with a long barrel ( of which probably fewer than a hundred exist)? This is truly a rare and unique discussion - well done Sir! Be sure and share plenty of pictures when they do arrive!

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Hi Pilotsteve, thanks for the kind words.
It takes lots of perseverance and virtual “door knocking” at gun dealers and gun auctions.
The problem is that for certain models, like this long barrel P5, there is not much space to haggle in the price, so one needs to decide pretty quickly whether to go for it or not. This dealer in particular had three P5s, a P4 and some S&W which I had wanted for some time. At least on the Smiths he gave me some discount...
 

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........My goodness - how does one come across a P5 with a long barrel ( of which probably fewer than a hundred exist)?............-Pilotsteve

Viewing/reading everything P5 Lang related online (for over 6 months, ~5 hrs per week, multi-national websites/translations, DEEP dives into Google search results.....), it seems Walther produced 88 TOTAL P5 Lang Barrels and Slides, these had consecutive serial #s.

Around 20 of the 88 Barrels & Slides left Ulm as "change units" (no frames), these were intended to be swapped onto standard production P5 frames.

This leaves 68 complete P5 Langs for collectors to search out. Have fun, and try to retain your sanity.


I was unable to find any details into EXACTLY which SNs were released as "change units" (sans frame).
 
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