How long ago was this?I was surprised that S&W still had parts in stock for the SW99's I called them when I got my 45 from Gun Broker it was missing the rear sight and plunger and only had one magazine.
I assumed they would tell me they didn't have these parts anymore, but they had everything in stock.
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The S&W had a stainless slide and barrel with a melonite treatment. The Walther has a carbon steel slide and barrel with a tenifer treatment. Other than this, they are pretty similar.If not, in the long run, am I better off getting the S&W instead of the Walther?
I have swapped frames. 😁The S&W had a stainless slide and barrel with a melonite treatment. The Walther has a carbon steel slide and barrel with a tenifer treatment. Other than this, they are pretty similar.If not, in the long run, am I better off getting the S&W instead of the Walther?
This is great news, never knew the SW had a stainless side and barrel!
I'd go with the P99 since it is still in production.
I wanna get a P99, but the SW99c was cheaper at the time... $300
& It's feels like history in your hands.
I doubt S&W has spare frames for the SW99 for example,
You're probably right.
I bet they made an upper for every single lower Walther sent them, just like Magnum Research did.
However, I can swap my slides back and forth between frames with no issues and they all function.
and who knows how long they will stock parts?
prolly till nos/nib is gone...
Parts for the P99 should be available as long as the pistols are still in use. The SW99 didn't sell that well.
I know for a fact there are no frames left at MR...I asked. SW, IDK, but I doubt it.Are you saying that they still have replacement frames available for a pistol that was discontinued 12 years ago?
That's interesting to hear. It may not have been a good example, but I'd still go with the Walther for the same reasons that I posted above.
True, but the OP was asking about things such as factory warranties on the first post.I'm saying my slide will fit on your frame and work, and vice versa.
I follow. Yes, Walther for warranty. (Not something that I'm terribly worried about considering the quality of the firearms in question, but i smell what you're stepping in...)the OP was asking about things such as factory warranties on the first post.
I'm not sure if S&W could honor that with a pistol that has been out of production for over a decade.
As far as corrosion is concerned, I'd say that it depends.Does this mean I can remove the bluing and mirror polish the slide and barrel?