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I need information about this revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Rival, Aug 4, 2003.

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  1. Rival

    Rival Member

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    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.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Member

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    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.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    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.

    From Walther:

    "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."
     
  4. Jim March

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    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.
     
  5. Rival

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    Here's picture with duo-grip adapts

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    Model R99
    Caliber .357 Magnum
    Capacity 6
    Barrel Length 3"
    Overall Length 8.4"
    Weight 28.4 ozs.
     
  6. Lone Star

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    This MAY be on an L-frame.

    Methinks it's on the smaller K-frame. Basically, a Combat Magnum variant.

    Lone Star
     
  7. Tamara

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    The Brownell's "Handgun Grips" section offers much the same feature. ;)
     
  8. Steven Mace

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    The blued version of the Walther Model R99 is based on the S&W Model 19 and the stainless steel version is based on the S&W Model 66.

    Steve Mace
     
  9. Nick96

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    What do they cost? Any other barrel lengths? Who fixes them if need be - Walther or S&W? A 6 shot .357 at just a tad over 28 oz sounds pretty appealing. Aren't all the K & L frame S&W's much heavier?
     
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    Walther R99 owner

    I just bought a Walther R99 revolver. In fact it is a S&W 66 made by S&W factory for Carl Walther. It is a K frame revolver in stainless steel and is a very accurate and good gun. I like it very much.
     
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    I bought it from Bulgaria for 550 euro. All documents are written for a S&W revolver. The barrel length is 3'' and the caliber is .357 Magnum. I'll post some photos soon.
     
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