This is Walther R99 La Chasse.
The picture is provided from the official Walther site.
All I know about this revolver is that it is based on a 3" barrelled L-frame, and S&W makes those for Walther.
I would like to find out more about this revolver, but I can not find any additional information.
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August 4, 2003, 02:21 AM
I'd say it's more than based on an L-frame, I'd say that it is an L-frame, made by S&W under some sort of brand-naming agreement.
August 4, 2003, 04:44 AM
That showed up at the 1999 SHOT Show, its a customized SW 357 revolver made for the european market, around the same time Walther and SW agreed to co-offer the P99.
"Walther and Smith & Wesson have cooperated in the development and production of an advanced revolver design for self-defence - the Model R99. Sold with two interchangeable backstraps, the R99's Duo-grip adapts the gun to different hand sizes, for and improved hold and maximum comfort even during extended shooting sessions. The optimum balance of energy/accuracy with carrying comfort is reached for the .357 Magnum cartridge by the 3" barrel.
The R99 is available in sand-blaster matte blue finish and stainless steel. Design and distribution: Carl Walther GmbH/Germany Development and production Smith & Wesson/USA."
August 4, 2003, 04:49 AM
Well, on some new Walther slideguns, they have a grip with multiple inserts so you can regulate the grip shape to your hand size.
It appears this is an attempt at the same thinking, in terms of the grip. So we've got basically a standard S&W revolver, with a Walther grip using a distinctly Walther characteristic.