Serial Number: 050159
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Double Action/Single Action Semi-Auto with 8 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “”050159”, with the Walther “Banner” logo, “P5”, and “Carl Walther / Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do.”. The left side of the frame is marked “050159” and “D”. The right side of the slide is marked “Interarms Alexandria/Va.” and with a Nitro proof. The front underside of the barrel is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “9mmx19” and “050159”. The right side of the frame is marked with a Nitro proof, the Ulm proof and the date code “IH”.
Barrel Length: 3 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot. The rear sight has a square notched flat top with a single white dot, and is dovetailed into the slide. It is also adjustable for windage via an adjustment screw. The top of the slide is serrated with a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic. The checkering is sharp but has small mars on both sides. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued Steel Slide and Black Gloss Finish on the Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the left and right sides of the slide on its edges, and handling marks on the sides. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: This handgun has a de-cocker that also functions as a slide release. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This handgun comes in a black plastic box marked on the lid with the Walther “Banner” logo. The bottom of the box is cracked, and shows handling marks. The box is in Fair condition. Included in the box are two spare magazines (for a total of three) all in Excellent condition, an Owner’s Manual with a light stain on the cover in Very Good condition, and a plastic cleaning rod.
Our Assessment: The Walther P5 is a 9mm semi-automatic pistol developed in the mid-1970s with the German police forces in mind, who sought to replace existing 7.65mm pistols with a modern service sidearm incorporating enhanced safety features and chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum. A subsequent bid resulted in the Walther P5 being introduced into service alongside the SIG-Sauer P225 (designated P6 within the West German Federal Police) and the Heckler & Koch P7. This is a small semi-auto that is great for concealed carry, giving you 9mm punch in a size not very much bigger than a Walther PPK, and in a modern design.
Sold For: $2,000