Sold For: $1,278.88
Make: This pistol was manufactured by Carl Walther in Germany.
Serial Number: 008800
Year of Manufacture: 1990
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 15 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “P88” and “Made In Germany”. The left front of the slide and frame, and the barrel at the port are marked “008800”. The barrel at the port is also marked with a Walther Banner logo, an “Eagle / N” nitro proof and “9mmX19”. The right front of the slide is marked “INTERARMS / Alexandria/VA” and the right rear with an “Eagle / N” nitro proof. The right side of the frame above the front of the trigger guard is marked with an “Eagle / N” proof, a “KA” date code and an Ulm antler proof.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile blade with a white dot marked that is fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed into the slide that has two white dots, one on either side of the notch. The sight is adjustable for windage. The top of the slide has a shallow groove running its full length, which has a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic with a lightly textured finish in the smooth borders around the checkering. There is light wear in the textured finish along the bottom edges of the grips and wear marks at the top front corner of the right grip. The checkering shows extremely light wear that is still sharp to the touch. The grips rate in about Fine to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The slide is has a matte black blued finish that is lightly polished on its side flats. The alloy frame is black anodized. The front strap and backstrap are serrated, and the front of the trigger guard is flat with a serrated finish.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is extremely light erosion in the grooves along the edges of the lands in the front half of the barrel.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is minor thinning on the front corners of the slide, a tiny nick in the right upper edge of the slide and a light mark on the left side of the frame above the front of the trigger guard. The slide, hammer, decocker and takedown lever serrations are sharp. The grip screws are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is relatively smooth and the single action is has a bit of creep. The pistol has an ambidextrous decocker on the sides of the frame, an ambidextrous magazine release at the back of the trigger guard, and a slide release mounted just in front of the decocker on the left side of the frame. 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 a total of two fifteen round double stack magazines, a factory box, a cleaning rod and paperwork. The magazines are blued with blued floorplates. The left sides of the bodies are marked with a Walther Banner logo, “P88” and “9x19mm”. The magazine show minimal wear and are in Excellent condition. The box is brown cardboard with a simulated wood finish. The inside of the box has a cardboard divider for the pistol and its accessories. The box has a Walther Banner logo and P88 printed on the top of the box with one end panel having a label that is correctly marked with the make, model and serial number of this pistol. There is light wear at the corners of the box, and one of the bottom edges of the box is frayed. There is also a spot of finish loss on the bottom of the box and several light handling marks. The box is in about Very Good to Fine condition. The cleaning rod is black synthetic with a finger loop at one end and a slot for a patch at the other. The rod is in about Excellent condition. The paperwork consists of an owner’s manual and a factory test target. The test target shows an eight shot group fired at 25 meters measuring 3.6” center-center, and is marked with the serial number of this pistol. The paperwork is in about Excellent condition. The high capacity magazines will not be provided to a resident of California or of any other state with magazine capacity restrictions.
Our Assessment: > The Walther P88 is a semiautomatic pistol developed by the Walther company of Germany in 1988, hence the model name P88. Its main feature is a high-capacity double-stacked magazine designed for military and law enforcement use. The Walther P88 is highly prized among collectors and sport shooters due to its superb accuracy and high-quality construction. The P88 pistol has an ambidextrous magazine release and decocker. This pistol comes with a factory box, two fifteen round magazines, a cleaning rod and paperwork. It is in about Excellent condition with about 99% of its metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling, but there is extremely light erosion in the grooves along the edges of the lands. This pistol is a little bulky for concealed carry, but it is light enough and with 15 round magazines you certainly wouldn’t have to worry about running out of ammo. It would be perfect for home defense and informal target practice at the range.