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Posted: 6/11/2002 8:41:52 PM EST
I need to know how to tell if the pistol is German made or American, I know this subject has been covered before but I lost my info, thanks guys.
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:00:20 PM EST
The Walther P99 is German made and imported into the US. They are now imported by Walther USA (also known as S&W), before this they were imported by Interarms. They are great guns I carry one myself. P99/40
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:15:12 PM EST
I have shot their 9mm version. I HATE that little bump inside the trigger guard, it irritates the crap out of me. It also is a damn fine accurate little gun. If I had the $$$, I'd buy one just because.
Link Posted: 6/11/2002 9:55:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 3:14:49 AM EST
They say "Made In Germany" and ACHTUNG: WARNHINWEISE BEACHTEN on the frame.

Walther proofmarks on the frame, slide and on the barrel. The slide is marked "Walther P99" (or P990 for the DAO), the frame and barrel are marked "WALTHER".

Matching serial numbers on the frame, slide and the original barrel (threaded barrles don't have a serial number).

It doesn't say SW anywhere.
Link Posted: 6/12/2002 6:53:07 AM EST
I never said the gun said S&W on it. BUT actually it does say S&W next to the .40 on the barrel (talking about the round) if you want to get technical. But I said Walther USA also known as S&W.........
Taken directly from Walther USA website:
Walther America
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01102-2208
800-372-6454 Fax: 413-747-3682
Taken directly from S&W website:
Postal Mail:
Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
I never said they made P99s only imported them
they make their own version the SW99
Mine was imported by Interarms before S&W started importing them.
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