SOLD FOR: $1575
Serial Number: 7837
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (ID Date Code)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Shot, Bolt Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “CAL. .22 l.r.” followed by an Eagle over “N” proof and ending with an “ID” date code with the Ulm Antler proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with an Eagle over “N” proof, “m”, “7837” with “GX1” beneath the serial number. The top of the receiver is marked with a Walther Banner and “Carl Walther, Ulm/Do. Sportwaffenfabrik”. The top of the receiver is also marked “INTERARMS ALEXANDRIA / MADE IN GERMANY”. The bolt is marked in two places with the Eagle over “N” proof and a “V”.
Barrel Length: 25 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe sight with a circular aperture insert and is attached to a male dovetail at the front of the barrel. There is a male dovetail attached to the barrel at the midsection and a pair of empty drilled and tapped holes at the rear. The rear sight is a fully adjustable Walther target sight with a screw in Anschutz eyepiece. The top of the receiver has a male dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is stippled walnut with an inlaid accessory rail and a thumbhole pistol grip for a right handed shooter. The stock is adjustable for comb height, for length of pull and the butt plate is adjustable for height, angle and left to right positioning. There are a few scattered light marks but no chips or cracks. The stippling is strong. The LOP adjusts from about 12 1/2” to 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The plate has some light wear. The stock rates 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 rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The receiver has a few little scuffs and light handling marks. There is a scratch on the left of the receiver at the front. The barrel has a few light handling marks. There are a few spots of oxidation on the barrel, most noticeable on the bottom. There are a few little nicks on the barrel, most noticeable on the bottom towards the front. There are some scuffs and finish loss on the bolt knob. The screw heads, mostly allen heads, are strong. The markings are clear except. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is adjustable for cant, length of pull, and pull weight. The barrel is free floated. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a great opportunity to own a fine Walther GX1 target rifle. Not many of these were imported into the United States. This one is, and it’s set up for competition with a Walther rear peep sight with Anshutz eyepiece, and fully adjustable thumbhole stock with adjustable comb, and butt plate. These rifles are frequently compared to the Anschutz 1813 and are very high quality target rifles. The stock was designed by Lanny Bassham from the United States Shooting team and the GX1 has also been used to win multiple Olympic championships. This one is nice looking, has a great bore, and strong mechanics. This will be a great target shooting rifle and you can tailor it exactly to your needs. Please see our photos and good luck!