Model: P5 Compact
Serial Number: 151360
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Traditional Single/Double Action Semi-Automatic Removable Magazine Fed & Decocker
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “151360”, with the Walther banner logo, and “P5 COMPACT”. The left side of the frame is marked “151360”. The right side of the slide is marked “INTERARMS ALEXANDRIA/VA. / MADE IN GERMANY” and with an eagle over “N” proof. The front underside of the barrel is marked with the Walther banner logo, “9mmx19” and “51360”. The right side of the frame is marked with an eagle over “N” proof, the date code “IK” and the Ulm proof.
Barrel Length: 3”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot integral to the slide. The rear sight has a square notched flat top with two white dots, and is dovetailed into the slide, adjustable for windage via an adjustment screw. The top of the slide is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic. The grips show only one or two light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Steel Slide and Matte Black Finish on the Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: All 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. There is very little finish loss in the nitro proof on the right side of the frame. The flat sides of the decocker show light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear, though the markings on the right side of the frame are lightly struck and difficult to see in the matte finish. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: This handgun has a hammer decocker that also functions as a slide release. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None. Please note, this pistol does not come with a magazine.
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. This is a small semi-auto that is great for concealed carry, giving you 9mm punch in a size not very much bigger than a Walther PPK, and in a modern design. It is in Excellent condition so Walther collectors will likely also be interested. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.