S&W and Walther?


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The Unknown User
September 12, 2007, 01:01 AM
http://www.waltheramerica.com
http://www.smith-wesson.com

Both sites are using the exact same framework. Are the two companies owned by the same person now or something?

O.O

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Jorg Nysgerrig
September 12, 2007, 01:10 AM
S&W has been the US distributor for Walther for a few years now.

.cheese.
September 12, 2007, 01:10 AM
No. Smith has a distro contract with Walther.

(Jorg beat me to it)

Tharg
September 12, 2007, 01:30 AM
They also combined on the design/build of the p99, i don't know if they did on other models, i just remembered when they announced it and then it came out... finally had to have me one so bought it from a person here, i quite like it :) :)

Quiet
September 12, 2007, 01:30 AM
Before S&W introduced the M&P series of polymer handguns, S&W teamed up with Walther to distribute the P-99 series in the USA.

Hence the creation of the S&W/Walther SW-99
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Sw99_small.jpg
Came in 9x19mm, .40S&W and .45ACP.

After S&W introduced the M&P series, they dropped the SW-99 line of handguns.

Jorg Nysgerrig
September 12, 2007, 01:48 AM
They also combined on the design/build of the p99

That's not entirely correct. Walther designed the P99 on their own in Germany in the mid-90s. Later on, Walther collaborated with S&W to make the SW99 which was more or less the same gun, with Walter making the frame and S&W making the slide.

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