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Ever see one of these?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Roadkill, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. Roadkill

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    Here is the link:
    http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=1613298

    "Scharfschützengewehr Walther WA 2000, Kal. .308 Win., der Landespolizei Baden - Württemberg, Sondereinsatzkommando ( SEK ) Göppingen, montiert mit Zielfernrohr Zeiss Diavari Z 2,5 - 10 x 52 T* Absehen 8 mit Aluminium - Transportkoffer, zwei nummerngleichen Magazinen und Zubehör. Es wurden bis 1988 nur 176 Gewehre gefertigt, davon 87 in Kaliber .308 Win. Die Waffe kann bei uns auch nach Terminvereinbahrung besichtigt werden."

    Sniper rifle, Walther, WA2000, Cal.308, belonged to the Regional Police of Baden -Wurttemberg, Special Forces Unit (SWAT)located at Goppingen, has a Zeiss Diavari telescope, 2.5x-10x52, absehen (?) 8 with aluminum transport case, two matching number magazines and accessories. There were only 186 of these rifles made, of these 87 were in .308 Win. The rifle came to us because the unit was disbanded. Cost is about $19,000.
     
  2. Floppy_D

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    Cool. It looks like it weighs 35 lbs.
     
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    I'd never heard of it until I saw it in a game. Definitely an interesting looking rifle.
     
  4. 230RN
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    Wow.

    "Absehen," to foresee, to lipread? Can't figure out what that has to do with an 8 and an aluminum case. At first I thought it meant "objective," as in "52 mm Objective." Maybe there should be a komma between "52 T* Absehen 8" and "mit Aluminium." Maybe the "8" is a typo for a comma?


    Anyhow, what's the doohickey* above the gas tube/cylinder? Looks almost like a microphone. (Not saying it is, just looks like one.)

    Do they make it in .223 for prairie rats?

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    *Imagine a german translator trying to translate "doohickey": "Es beduetet 'a red mark on a doo' mussen." :) (Gawd, I wish my german were less than fifty years old.)
     
  5. Roadkill

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    I couldn't figure that out either. Hell, Germans screw up just like everyone else.
     
  6. Eightball

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    That's the rifle that Walther went bankrupt on, and subsequently got bought out. Supposed to be a bullpup semi-auto sniper rifle. The thing above the barrel is, IIRC, an integral bipod. Huge cost of manufacture, not many made, incredibly expensive.

    Also, can be seen in one of the Timothy Dalton "Bond" flicks, I forget which one.
     
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    thats what I thought! it was The Living Daylights
     
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