History repeated itself as Fritz Walther, like his father before him, was left with nothing. They had a successful commercial design with a high polished blue finish that was second to none. Klind, that's a real beauty you have there. Many of the 9mm Kurz models had the magazines numbered to the serial number on the pistol. Zella-Mehlis Museum Located in the historic old Proof House. In December 1966, Fritz Walther died and his son Karl-Heinz took the reins.
Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! Soon, production sites for office machines were added in Niederstotzingen and Gerstetten. These beautifully-made guns were the first of the original double-action blowback semi-automatic pistols. Pistor is the ancestor of the Walther family. This is not a war piece, but rather a commercial version of the venerable 7. The Walther Company, led by its family members, have been manufacturing firearms since 1886 when Carl Walther founded a gun shop in the town of Zella, which was later incorporated into the town of Zella-Mehlis, Germany. These pistols usually have bottom magazine releases.
When Fritz Walther died in December 1966, his son, Karl-Heinz, took over the company, which then concentrated on the sports sector. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. A small shoe repair shop was the nucleus and thus the Walther company was born anew. Walther produced these pistols for the military for about six months. With Walthers you have a wide range of firearms that the Walther Company manufactured — or is manufacturing — from which to choose. This laid the foundation decades later for the Umarex company which we will come back to.
Second, if you become knowledgeable in the field your purchases should increase in value not only allowing you to have the excitement of collecting, but the accumulation of equity in your collection. Tepo911: No the serial number does not appear on the slide. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! The company originally manufactured hunting and target rifles. If you are interested in selling the pistol, please let me know as I collect these pistols. Engraved models were finished in blue, silver and gold.
Zella-Mehlis Zella-Mehlis Zella-Mehlis The famous gunmaking center of Zella-Mehlis, Germany Located close to Suhl in the beautiful green hills of Thüringia and also the original home to many well-known gunmakers, Including Walther, Anschutz, Fritz Langenhahn, and many others. A thin folder with design drawings and the rights to more than 80 patents were all that Fritz Walther was able to save from the turmoil of the war. The Model 6 was basically a large Model 4 in caliber 9mm Parabellum. The finish is very good, small dots of paint are from shooting contests. In the United States the Model 6 is quite rare and commands a high price.
If this is the case the value drops to half. I do not mean to be impolite,but I would put up my whole collection on the facts. Other pistols followed, until the series ended in 1920 with the Model 9. Both models proved perfect from the very beginning, and are still produced today. In 1920 and 1921 Walther produced both the Models 8 and 9 for commercial sales. Perhaps a later piece might examine its history and its place in the Walther lineup.
Maybe with some excellent clear close up photos we could tell if the plating on yours is original. After the war, some Model 6s remained at the factory. And a very small wear spot of wear on the slide by the barrel shell. Fritz Walther, meanwhile, concentrated on his worldwide success in the firearms sector. That was the last year they used the crown over N proof.
This could be because of a broken spring, or it could be something as simple as more gunk clogging up the channel above the firing pin even though the firing pin is operating normally. If you are a firearms collector or entertain the idea of becoming one, the collecting of Walther manufactured firearms is a very exciting and rewarding venture. On November 2, 1983, Karl-Heinz Walther died unexpectedly, leaving the company in the hands of his nephew Hans Fahr, the last representative of the family. However, shortly thereafter they were being sold in all parts of the world. It used rather than a and proved unsuccessful, with only around 1,000 made. Hello Danny or anyone who can help , I read your posts and I was hoping that you could also help me with determining a value on a pistol. He has passed away and my aunt wants it to remain in the family, but is willing to sell it to one of her nephews for the current market price.
I have been collecting for thirty years and have a data base from researching and advice from Dieter M in Europe. The German Walther company is known as Carl Walther Sportwaffen. It was the granddaughter of Gustave Wilhelm Pistor who married August Theodore Walther whose son Carl Wilhelm Freund established the factory that employed apprentice Carl Walther. The only original East German markings on the gun are the serial number, 1001-0-cal. In 1908, after Fritz had returned home, the two of them proudly presented the prototype of their Model 1, which received a patent in June 1911 and went into production in a 6. At first, Walther produced shotguns and rifles.