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Is it Semi-Auto or Bolt ? Have You Ever Seen One?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mr.Revolverguy, May 30, 2020.

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Have you ever seen one of these rifles?

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  1. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Member

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    Vintage Walther Model 2 Rifle.

    Unique in that it functions as a bolt action and semi-auto

    Length of barrel 24.5in blade frontsight insert with detachable protector tangent rear sight with windage and elevation, wanut stock with nice checkered pistol grip. Smooth trigger pull all metal parts, weight about 7lbs.

    I love finding and shooting these vintage rifles.


    So be honest how many of you have seen or heard of these?
     
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  2. mokin

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    Very cool rifle. I haven't seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. 792mauser

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    Heard about one years ago. Looked it up. Almost no information other than it was a semi bolt rifle.

    The video has more information than I've learned about it over the last 20 years.
    And its in color!
     
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  4. JT-AR-MG42

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    Here is mine. I can't watch the video - slow speeds in my world, but I have always thought mine was called a Model 1. My stock does not have the grasping grooves.
    With the nine round magazine installed.
    I think the nine round mag is more uncommon than the carbine. The regular magazine is a 5 rounder.
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    It is fun to shoot and there is no denying the quality of the pre-war finish. Rear sight has standing leaf marked 25(meters) as well
    as two folding leafs marked 50 and 75 respectively. I shoot SV exclusively.

    The stock on mine is a bit darker than the one you show on that video.
    These stocks are actually walnut.
    The orange coloration on the guns in this picture comes from years and years
    of training in bad photography. I've been asked to teach such a lack of skill, but really believe you have to be born with it.

    JT
     
  5. Mr.Revolverguy

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    CCF09292014.jpg A little more info
     
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  6. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Yours looks like a model 1 by the sight in that picture.
     
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  7. whm1974

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    There a few rifles that can be handled this way but not very many.
     
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  8. indy1919a4

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    I started hunting one of those Post war Berretta Olympia semi Bolt rifles training rifles

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    Loved the look and feel of the rifle, but all I could find were either clean examples that were always north of 600 dollars or they were gunsmith specials missing parts that seemed almost non-existent.

    Finally gave up and settled for a Pre-war Walther Model 2 that was cheaper.. (Now that made no sense to me) Both guns are near identical
    in function..

    And to OP, that is one beautiful version with that wood.
     
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  9. indy1919a4

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    Love that ad Mr.revolverguy, question is there any years or prices near that page???
     
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  10. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Unfortunately that is the only part of that ad that I have
     
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  11. LoonWulf
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    Very cool rifle, Thank you for sharing!

    I didnt know something like this even existed.
     
  12. herrwalther

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    I have seen them before (name hint) and I even handled one at a gun show about a decade ago. Something of a far off grail rifle for me if I wanted great grandfather .22.
     
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  13. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Sad and both interesting.

    There is very little to no documentation, most of the Walther factory documentation was either destroyed or hauled off by the Russians after the US Army captured the factory and made off with a good deal of the production. There is no record of Walther factory material in US archives. So most information comes from circumstantial info.

    I chatted with someone who stated he had a conversation with a Portuguese researcher who advised him of a cache of Walther Mod 2 rifles in the early 41000 range purchased by a shooting club in Portugal in the early 1930s. That would include this rifle by serial number.
     
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    Yep, years ago. In one of those shops that could've been characterized as a trip back in time.
     
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    Very cool rifle!
     
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  18. Jim Watson

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    I remember admiring the Berettas in Gun Digests of the 1950s-1960s.

    I have a Walther single shot of pretty much the same configuration as the automatic. As accurate as I can hold open sights... and as accurate as I could hold open sights 40 years ago.
     
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    The basic design would make for a neat suppressor host......
     
  20. Mr.Revolverguy

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    Stop talking like that loonwulf, its taking all I can not to thread this thing lol to much history
     
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    LOL! I hear you. I have a desire for one of those Olymps just for that idea....and i cant own a suppressor....

    Maybe talk to @MachIVshooter, he might have some no thread adapter ideas.......
     
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    That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.
     
  23. Mr.Revolverguy

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    I wonder now if any of the beretta parts fit the walther.
     
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    Not certain of the age of this... But a pricey little item.. Now that scope is to die for...

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