New P99 owner here


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jaylsb
April 14, 2003, 05:02 PM
Ok, I'm new to the handgun scene as a whole and just this past weekend purchased a LNIB Walther P99 in 40 S&W(Less then 50 rounds fired) at a gun show. Now I had gone there intending to purchase an XD 40, however there was only one XD in the building and it was a 357 sig. Anyway, I fell in love with the P99 which I had previously read great reviews about, fit my hand perfectly and it's the military OD frame so it just looks great too. Now that I'm reading up more on the P99's I realized that my P99 does not have the german markings on the slide and barrel, so I'm taking this as a non 100% German P99, is this correct? And if so, should I be worried? I feel like I got a pretty good deal ($513 out the door with all accessories plus a Fobus holster) and it seems to be a great gun, though I have not had the chance to fire it yet.

Any input would be great, I really appreciate it and am looking forward to some more great help from you guys that I'm sure I'll need as I get accustomed to my new toy.

Thanks

Jay

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Quack
April 14, 2003, 05:08 PM
Walther Forum (http://www.gothammarketing.com/ikon/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi)

jaylsb
April 14, 2003, 05:19 PM
Yeah, I already posted there, but figured I might get some different opinions on a more general forum as well.

Thanks

J

JimC
April 14, 2003, 07:45 PM
In a nut shell, if you don't have the German proof marks on the slide, barrel and frame, you most likely bought one of the 3,000 .40S&W P99's put together by S&W for Walther at a time when Walther had trouble keeping up with the demand for the pistol.

If you click on the link below my signature, it will take you to my web site where I have tried to cover many of the facts surrounding the various P99's and other Walther pistols. ;)

You will also find a link there for the Walther FAQ kept up to date by Dr. Ken Lunde, another P99 fan. The FAQ is full of valuable info on the P99.

GrantLee63
April 14, 2003, 09:12 PM
This site should answer ALL your questions and concerns:
http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/WaltherP99FAQ/

I recently bought a P99 from Earl's Repair:
http://www.carlwalther.com/p99.htm

The P99 is a GREAT gun that has quickly become my favorite combat handgun ..... by far :p

lunde
April 14, 2003, 11:26 PM
The latest word is that there are approximately 5,000 .40 Auto P99s out there with slides and barrels made by S&W, with no proofmarks. These are easily identified by the lack of the "eagle over N" proofmark, and a "6" as the second digit in the serial number (such as "46xxxx").

Onslaught
April 15, 2003, 10:36 AM
But the good news is... a few of the other guys (on TFL) that ended up with one of these "step-children" managed to get it swapped for the real-deal... If you have any problems with it, contact S&W immediately.

FWIW, $519 OTD is a decent/good price on a NIB P99 with proof marks. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't. But you can't exactly log onto THR from the gun show to find out.

jakmobile
November 22, 2003, 12:17 PM
I got the .40 titanium and mine does not have the "eagle over N". Is this product any different then the German made one? If so is there anyway of getting the German one?

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