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It is called the SSP and is meant to replace the 1969-introduced GSP (and more recent GSP Expert sport and standard pistol)


It will be officially presented at the IWA in Germany on 18-22 March 2005.

Here is an impromptu translation of the German text in VISIER's Web page into English:

After 35 years of modifications and after winning numerous distinctions and medals, the GSP will retire.

Walther's flagship GSP pistol celebrated its 35th birthday in 2004. Despite stiff competition from a dozen other match pistols, the GSP is still tops with a possible of 97 out-of-a-100 (link to the rank of competitive and other pistols tested by the magazine VISIER). Since 1969, some 136,000 GSP variants in .22LR and 32 S&W have been made...by the now 67 year old pensioner Georg Zanner, who conceived it in 1968 and oversaw its production and refinement over the years.

Today Walther relies in the work of designers Thomas Bretschneider and Mike Pries. Thanks to its good reputation, VISIER magazine was allowed to have a fist look at the new small caliber Walther; the SSP (which stands for Spost and Standard Pistol), to be announced to the public at the next IWA exposition.

You can read the whole story of the GSP's career as well as its replacement in the next issue of VISIER magazine, on news stands from March 18th.

[SSP pictured]

Technical data of the new Walther SSP:

- Caliber 22LR (5 shot)
- Dimensions 290 x 135 x 50 mm
- Length: 153 mm
- Weight: 970 g without weights
Cocking is via a forward slide. Top loading magazine, recoil reduction...(?)

...hmm, hope someone can help us with the rest here...
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