SOLD FOR: $2156
Serial Number: 036678
Year of Manufacture: 1983
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 “036678”, with the Walther “Banner” logo, “P5”, and “Carl Walther / Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do.”. The left side of the frame is marked “036678”. The right side of the slide is marked “INTERARMS-ALEXANDRIA / MADE IN GERMANY” and with an “eagle / N” Nitro proof. The front underside of the barrel is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “9mmx19” and “36678”. The right side of the frame is marked with a Nitro proof, the Ulm proof and the date code “ID”.
Barrel Length: 3 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot on the rear face. The rear sight has a square notched flat top with a white square aim guide that 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 panels that envelop the back strap. The front strap is serrated. There are no significant imperfections worth mentioning. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued Steel Slide and Black Gloss Finish on the Alloy 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 98% of its metal finish. The right side polished flat of the slide has what appears to be tiny spots of interrupted finish. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent 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. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This handgun comes with its serial matching original box, two 8-round magazines, and paperwork including the manual and test target.
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. The P5 proved to be an accurate and reliable pistol once it was accepted by the police. It was adopted by uniformed officers of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate’s State Police – these pistols were marked ‘BMI’ for the Bundesministerium des Innern – the Federal Ministry of the Interior. This pistol dates from 1983 and is in about Fine-Excellent condition with a great bore and very smooth mechanics. It comes with an original serial matching box and two 8-round magazines. This piece would make an excellent addition to your Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!