Model: P5 Compact
Serial Number: 152212
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Traditional Double Action Semi-Automatic with 8-Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “152212”, with the Walther “Banner” logo, and “P5 COMPACT”. The left side of the frame is marked “152212”. The takedown lever is marked with a four pointed star. 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 “52212”. The right side of the frame is marked with an “Eagle over N” proof, the Ulm proof and the date code “KB”.
Barrel Length: 3.1”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot. The rear sight has a square notched flat top with a single white square dot, and 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. The grips show only one or two light handling marks. The checkering is without flaws. 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 slight fouling but no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a small mark near the front of the frame on the left side and a small mark on the right side of the slide just behind the muzzle. The flat sides of the decocker show light handling marks and the raised areas of the markings on the right side of the frame show thinning. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. 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: This handgun comes in a black plastic box marked on the lid with the Walther “Banner” logo. The box shows light handling marks. There is a factory label on one end (cut in half to allow opening the box) marked with the make, model and serial number of this pistol. The inside of the box is fitted for this pistol, extra magazines and accessories. The box is in Excellent condition. Included in the box is a spare magazine for a total of 2, and an Owner’s Manual. Both are factory magazines with a blued finish and with the Walther banner logo and “P5-9X19” marked on the left side. The one magazine shows light wear and the spare appears unused. Both mags and the manual are in Excellent condition.
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 why even think about buying a new pistol when you can get one that looks as nice as this one?
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.
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