SOLD FOR: $2725
Serial Number: 046536
Year of Manufacture: 1986 (IG Date Code)
Caliber: 9mm Para
Action Type: DA SA Semi Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “046536”, “WALTHER” across a banner over “P5”, and “Carl Walther / Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do.”. The right side of the slide is marked “INTERARMS ALEXANDRIA/VA / MADE IN GERMANY”. The front right side of the slide is marked with the “N / Eagle” proof mark. The right side of the frame is marked with two proof marks and the “IG” date code. The front of the slide is marked “WALTHER” on a banner and “9mmX19 / 46536”. The slide latch and the left side of the hammer bear a proof mark.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white dot blade integral to the slide with an adjustable rear blade with a white reference line under the square notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece wrap around checkered synthetic grips that encloses the backstrap. The checking is sharp. There is hardly a handling mark present. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are very light handling and storage marks present. There are no significant signs of wear present. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. This pistol rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The decocker functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its serial number matching plastic case with a manual and cleaning rod. The case shows some minor scratching from storage with no chips or cracks. The case rates in about Fine condition. Please note that no magazine is included with this pistol.
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.