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Walther Model 4

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by actionflies, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. actionflies

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    My co-worker dad got this pistol from a German POW in WWII. This is a Walther model 4 in 7.65mm/32acp from a WWI production.
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  2. Claude Clay

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    nice to know the past of a fine older gun.

    mine came to me with no past --the seriel # is about 38,000 more than yours. i load for it LOA a little shorter than for my mauser or 1903. light loads and it is a great shooter. enjoy.
     
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    Dieter H. Marschall's "Walther Pistols Models 1 Through P99" (from UCross Books in New Mexico) will provide you with all sorts of history and detail on the Modell 4, including:

    Production era: 1919-1928
    Caliber: .32ACP (8 rounds)
    Total length: 6 inches
    Barrel length: 3.3 inches
    Weight: 19.4 ounces
    Variations: At least five
    Number made: Nearly 275,0000

    About 75,000 Modell 4s were made for military use. After WWII, this model was still used by the Bavarian police (these were stamped ByP). Like the Modell 3 and the more-famous P5, note that the ejection port is located on the left-hand side.
     
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