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Walther P88 Compact?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by paulsj, May 18, 2019.

  1. paulsj

    paulsj Member

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    Condition 95%-97% one magazine CAI re-import of Interarms $1199. To me it looks like Gen III S&W, Daewoo, Serbian Scorpion or Slovenian Rex. As I recall they were priced at about $1500 when last sold new. What makes them so special? Thanks.
     
  2. tarosean

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    Craftsmanship from a bygone era.
    Not very many in the USA and decades later its still one of the best wonder 9's ever made.
     
  3. Snowdog

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    I don't know much about the P88 but read up on it after purchasing a Bersa UC9 several years for cheap. It's very reliable and accurate. It's one of the few pistols I have that has never experienced a hangup. The Bersa is no Walther of course, however I understand the P88 inspired the Bersa Thunder 9 (and the compact UC version). Some go as far as calling it a copy.
     
  4. 94045

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    A retired CSM (82nd Airborne, 3rd Infantry) I knew had 3 personally owned handguns, a Walther P38 (Uncle's War Trophy) he got permission to carry in Korea and Vietnam, a S&W M29 (held for evidence after shooting a home invader) and a P88 he bought to carry while his M29 was held. In his opinion it was a very well made pistol and a worthy successor to the P38.

    That and the few times I examined it are about all I can tell you. It was very accurate according to the SM.
     
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