SOLD FOR: $1704
Model: 1936 Olympia II Sport Modell
Serial Number: 8482
Year of Manufacture: 1937-1944
Caliber: .22 L.R.
Action Type: Single Action, Internal Hammer, Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “WALTHER” on a banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther a-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent”, and “Olympia-Pistole”. The left rear of the frame and slide is marked with the serial number. The right side of the barrel bears two “eagle / N” proof marks. The right side of the slide is marked “CAL.22 long rifle”. The underside of the slide at the rear is also marked with the serial number. The top right shoulder of the slide is marked with an “eagle / N” proof mark.
Barrel Length: 7.4” The bottom of the barrel is threaded to accept weights and there are two drilled and tapped holes on the bottom of the frame, also for accepting weights.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a downward sloping blade that is screw-secured to a slot in the top of the barrel. The rear sight is square notch that is adjustable for windage and dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The top of the slide is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood that envelop the back strap. There is a thumb shelf on the left panel panel for right handed shooters. The smooth portions show scattered light draglines and minor compressions. There is a tiny nick on the bottom edge of the left panel. The checkering is sharp and deep with a nicked checker or two. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 87% of its metal finish. There are scattered minor nicks and light scratches. There is a small spot of finish loss at the top rear of the barrel. There is considerable thinning at the leading edges. The trigger guard has also lost much of its finish. There are a few sparsely scattered freckles of oxidation. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-Plus 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 requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included with this gun is a total of one 10-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Walther Model 1936 Olympia II is a single action semi-automatic handgun manufactured by Walther. The first version was the M1925, formally known as the Automatic Walther Sport Pistol cal. 22 LR, and was introduced in 1925. It was followed by the M1932, the Olympia Pistole I, and used to good effect in the 1932 Olympic Games. The final development Walther made was the M1936 Olympia II that won five Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and effectively ended the Olympic reign of the Colt Woodsman Target model. The pistol continued to be manufactured up until 1944. This example is the standard Sport Modell which sports a 7.4” barrel and is slotted for barrel weights (none included). It retains about 87% original finish, rating in about Very-Good-Plus condition. This would be a great piece for a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!