They mentioned in their forever warranty that any gun made after 93 that isn't an antique, custom, or limited edition.That is interesting. I've never heard of Classic Firearms before, but I'm going to check them out and keep an eye out for them from now on. My concerns would be service though. I'd like to know if either Walther Arms will service Walther pistols imported by Classic Firearms, or if Classic Firearms would.
On the gen 2 the import markings was placed on the other side, justified towards the center. The "F" in "FOXTROT SKANEATELES-NY" is placed under the "9" in the "P99 AS" scroll work. On the first gen (the surpressor host) it's very faint but there. InterArms Alexandria, VA.Neither of the two P99 pistols facing right have import markings on the scallops on the slide. I'm curious where the import markings are on those pistols. I'm also curious why the P99 with the suppressor is the only one with the small backstrap. That one looks like it was carried and used a whole lot judging by the wear on the slide and barrel. Was this one also a Spanish civil guard pistol?
Funny thing about why that one is rocking the small backstrap, the original one it came with had the classic "plastic getting sticky " problem that gen 1 backstraps developed, so I the a spare I had laying around on it.
I got it used, sold it to a buddy who then sold it back to me. No idea how much use it actually had but it's still chugging along.
the Spanish civil guard gun was the one with an ambidextrous slide release. The one imported by Foxtrot. That one surprisingly cleaned up terrific, with not much wear aside from a slight scuff on the barrel hood.
Agreed, always a good idea in my book. That and I can't be blamed for the grossness that the last guy left there.The very first thing I do when purchasing a used pistol is a deep cleaning. Taking off the grossness, checking for wear, and checking for modifications are the reasons why.
Back when Walther Arms just set up stateside, I was on the hunt for a P99c to go with my only full size. They were nowhere to be found. I called up Walther and asked them if they could sell me one and ship it to my FFL. They said they couldn't but that I should order from one of their retailers. I said "if you can name just one that is willing to order a P99c for me, I'll go that route." A week later I get a call back from the guy and he says "that was harder than expected, what FFL did you want this transferred through when the next batch shows up?" 🤣Personally, I like to buy locally if possible, and I've never had a firearm that I wanted that I couldn't purchase through a local shop at similar pricing.
I should clarify that I bought it through their military discount program which at the time was only directly through them through a singular person (though the ordeal took long enough that I went through two different military discount guys).