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bac1023 10-07-2012 16:10

Wow, you NEVER see these pistols...
 
I love the Walther P88 and the Champion model is very rarely ever seen. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen one for sale before.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=310416648

I'm not sure who drilled the frame, but I'd like to smack them upside the head with a 2x4! :faint:

If it wasn't for that I would have hit BIN before even posting this. I'd love to have one for my collection.

Its amazing what people do sometimes. It hurts just looking at it. :steamed:

RJ1670 10-07-2012 16:12

Why did they drill it? I see no practical reason for doing so.

Hadoken 10-07-2012 16:23

I'm pretty sure some of those frames were drilled at the factory for a factory offered red dot mount. Don't take my word for it but I believe it to be true

Hadoken 10-07-2012 16:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hadoken (Post 19494799)
I'm pretty sure some of those frames were drilled at the factory for a factory offered red dot mount. Don't take my word for it but I believe it to be true

Edited to add, I think this is the thread that gave me that notion. But that doesn't really prove anything, could be the same drilled gun in fact. http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/p...champions.html

Sorry looks like it hit quote instead of edit, on my phone....

Travclem 10-07-2012 16:31

It says the holes are factory in the ad.

raven11 10-07-2012 16:35

What a good looking handgun

Bruce M 10-07-2012 17:20

As said the auction claims the holes are factory. I would think that the kind of people who might actually buy one of those might have a competent gunsmith find the appropriate size and length screws to fit the holes. People in my circumstances would grab the can of bondo, a spray can of RustOleum and "git er done." Which is why the folks that manufacture items like the Champion, the Arnage, or the Round Action Sidelock intentionally price them out of the reach of guys like me.


Then once every few years some guy of my circumstances wins the lottery. And the gentlemen who represent and craft bespoke guns, bespoke suits and bespoke automobiles grit their teeth and wince in pain..

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/4...86a07d490f.jpg

El_Ron1 10-07-2012 18:13

http://www.whataboutclients.com/arch...alypse_now.jpg

bac1023 10-07-2012 18:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hadoken (Post 19494799)
I'm pretty sure some of those frames were drilled at the factory for a factory offered red dot mount. Don't take my word for it but I believe it to be true

Actually, you're right. The seller changed the way it read in the description.

Before it just said the frame was drilled for optics.

bac1023 10-07-2012 18:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Travclem (Post 19494828)
It says the holes are factory in the ad.

Yeah, he must have changed it. It didn't say factory when I first looked at it this afternoon.

bac1023 10-07-2012 18:56

Cool. Here's a video of one in action.

The holes are factory. :cool:


Hadoken 10-07-2012 18:59

So does that mean it's now yours? :whistling:

fnfalman 10-07-2012 19:00

I still want a decent shape regular P88 one of these days. Last year I found one but it was beat to hell.

bac1023 10-07-2012 19:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hadoken (Post 19495268)
So does that mean it's now yours? :whistling:

I'm going to sleep on it, but I really like it.

The P88 is my favorite Walther.

bac1023 10-07-2012 19:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by fnfalman (Post 19495271)
I still want a decent shape regular P88 one of these days. Last year I found one but it was beat to hell.

Many times they are beat and when they aren't, prices are very high.

raven11 10-07-2012 19:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19495210)
Actually, you're right. The seller changed the way it read in the description.

Before it just said the frame was drilled for optics.

i wonder what his GT screenname is :rofl:

Bruce M 10-07-2012 19:21

All (attempted) humor aside, my guess is four screws would make that look much better.

12131 10-08-2012 12:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 19495277)
I'm going to sleep on it, but I really like it.

The P88 is my favorite Walther.

Time to wake up and hit that BIN button! :rofl:

skud_dusty 10-08-2012 16:37

I've got an internet friend that's interested in those...

You might have competition Bac :P

Morgo 10-08-2012 19:40

Looks as though its seen some use


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