Walther GSP .22 LR Long Rifle Semi-Automatic Olympic Rapid Fire Pistol 1976

SOLD FOR: $1300

LSB#: 210903SG34

Make: Walther, W. Germany

Model: GSP

Serial Number: 67792

Year of Manufacture: 1976

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Detachable Magazine Fed Target Pistol

Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “Carl Walther / Waffenfabrik / Ulm/Do.”, “76” date code, antler, eagle over “N” proof, and “67792”. The left of the grip frame has an eagle over “N” proof under the takedown lever. The bottom of the barrel has an assembly number “A824”. The right side of the magazine well is marked “67792”. The bolt is marked with an eagle over “N” proof. The right side of the barrel is marked “INTERARMS VIRGINIA / MADE IN GERMANY”. The left side of the barrel is marked with a “WALTHER” banner logo above “GSP Cal. 22 l.r.” and also has an eagle over “N” proof.

Barrel Length: 4 1/4″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade integral to a serrated ramped base which screwed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched target sight fully adjustable for windage and elevation mounted to the rear of the receiver. The rear face of the receiver is finely checkered for glare reduction. The top of the receiver has been installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings that hold a 4-Dot Ultra Dot red dot sight. The sight has a few scattered minor marks from use and storage. There are some light rubs. There is some dried tape residue on the right side at the front. Two of the adjustment caps are missing. The red dot functions correctly. The scope rates in about Fine condition

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a two-piece textured walnut with the main portion wrapping around the grip frame, palm-swell and thumb-shelf for a right-handed shooter, and the second piece is an adjustable palm-shelf. Epoxy has been added to the palm swell, thumb shelf, and palm shelf by a previous owner. The epoxy has received custom texturing and brown finish to match the wood. Some of the wood along the front has been modified and reprofiled. There are a few scattered light marks and minor discoloration from use. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in Fine condition as customized.

Type of Finish: Blue barrel and receiver with black anodized alloy grip frame.

Finish Originality: 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 96% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at the edges. There are a few scattered light little nicks, mostly on the edges. There is some thinning on the edges, most noticeable on the barrel. There are a few scattered little rubs. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action 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 with three 6-round magazines and the previously described red dot sight.

Our Assessment: This is a Walther GSP target pistol chambered in .22 Long Rifle, based on the earlier model OSP. The pistol has a great balance to it and in its factory configuration has a nice sight picture with the wide rear sight. The trigger is extremely crisp and these pistols were built specifically for smallbore pistol target shooting competitions. The GSP is chambered in the (normally) ubiquitous .22 Long Rifle cartridge and can be quickly disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. A great buy for the collector or shooter, this pistol would make a good addition to a target pistol or Walther collection but would also be a good gun for someone looking to get into smallbore matches. Please see our photos and good luck!

Walther GSP .22 LR Long Rifle Semi-Automatic Olympic Rapid Fire Pistol 1976
Walther GSP .22 LR Long Rifle Semi-Automatic Olympic Rapid Fire Pistol 1976