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Imperial Walther Model 4.

plymouthmauser

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Found the final slot of my Imperial proofed .32s, on my local gun forum. Here is an early 1916 Walther Model 4, with my other Imperials...Mauser, Sauer, and Dreyse. Walther held a military contract in 1915 to make 250,000..but they didn't quite get there (225,000). They had to subcontract out, first to Immanuel Meffert (m in trigger guard) of Suhl (this piece), then another six manufacturers.

My question...the other three have small Prussian Ciphers, but this piece has what looks like a large Crown/F. Who might that be?

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Here is an example made by Merkel Suhl....


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plymouthmauser

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Had it at the range today. Having a LEFT ejection port was nice. 50 rounds Fiochhi ball at 50 feet. Very comfortable pistol; room for all my fingers. Very easy to take down. Problems with the magazines (1 original, 1 repro) and mag catch spring. Original mag would pop out of battery 50% with the next shot FTF. The repro mag stayed in, but stove-piped 50%. Accurate none the less. Maybe a new spring would help.

Collecting sub contracted Walthers could be a collection in own right....

Anchor - Heinrich Krieghoff
AS - August Schuler, Suhl
G - H.M. Gering, Heiderbach
GM - Gebruder Merkel, Suhl
GR - Gebruder Rempt, Suhl
M/IM - Immanuel Meffert, Suhl
S&H - Schmidt and Haberman

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