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Posted: 6/22/2011 10:47:27 AM EDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_WA_2000


Christ, I saw this on another site.  That's fucking crazy! But I guess if you have the money...

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:50:22 AM EDT
I want one. Just not that bad
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:51:04 AM EDT
I had an opportunity about 9-10 years ago to purchase one for $7k, in .308.

For some reason, I didn't. I can't remember why.

I kick myself for not buying it almost daily.

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:51:05 AM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:51:10 AM EDT
its german made so you know its good..
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:52:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
its german made so you know its good..


Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:53:54 AM EDT
Always wanted!!!! Never will be able to afford one though...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:55:31 AM EDT
I think Walther only imported something like 7 of those rifles into the US and none were ever actually sold to distributors. I think all the rifles were originally snatched up by Walther US executives. Some have sold their rifles since. At least that is what I recall from reading about this rifle several years ago.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:56:15 AM EDT
I always like using that rifle in Hitman
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:56:52 AM EDT


That's way overpriced. Hell you can get atleast a couple HK416's for that much, making them a bargain.




Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:57:51 AM EDT
Only 176 made and of those only 15 in the US, I guess that would explain the price...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:58:25 AM EDT
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:58:55 AM EDT
Cool
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:59:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By surplusnut:
I always like using that rifle in Hitman


Lol yeah me too
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 10:59:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rich219:
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.


Pics and link?
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:03:04 AM EDT
reminds me of the dsr-1 sniper rifle



Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:05:58 AM EDT
I forget the story behind it, but a pawn shop in Bangor, ME had one on display for a while... the owner of the shop eventually sold it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:07:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By Rich219:
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.


Pics and link?


here
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:08:53 AM EDT


What's with the two mags? One just for storage?
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:09:28 AM EDT
Meh - if I'm going to drop serious coin it would be on a Purdey and Sons side by side.  I got to shoulder one in their showroom in London and with the exchange rate it was $138,000.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:13:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jeffco55:
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By Rich219:
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.


Pics and link?


here
http://gastatic.com/UserImages/3711/999311942/wm_1219803.jpg


Or http://www.purdey.com/.  My uncle's boss has several and my aunt sells them.  If you buy one, she pops you some Dom, too.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 11:42:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:13:41 PM EDT
There are a few rifle makers out there that have middle of the road models that will run you in the 40K range. I've handled rifles and shot shotguns that 40K wouldn't have hardly made the deposit.

I believe Hemmingway's double rifle just sold for over 500K.

Hell, if I had that kind of disposable income, I'd do it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:22:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rich219:
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.


Yep, a walk through the Beretta showroom in Dallas will net you some 6 figure fine hand engraved over/unders.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:25:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 12:25:59 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]
Originally Posted By slodsm:
Originally Posted By Rich219:
That doesn't compare to shotguns that go for $150,000.


Yep, a walk through the Beretta showroom in Dallas will net you some 6 figure fine hand engraved over/unders.


At their showroom in Milan I saw €120,000 weapons. Meh. My taste runs to English guns anyway.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:30:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 12:31:18 PM EDT by lufthansa]
I assume you were on /k/ on 4 channel last night?

Walther's vp said he would let one go out of his collection for $75k, and he supposedly had 11 of the 15 in the United States, the other guy had 4/15.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:31:07 PM EDT
What makes those guns worth that much cash? Other then someone willing to buy it...

The engraving? The name? The wood? The metal? All of those things? Do they really shoot any better?

They look so nice and cost so much I just could never bring myself to actually shoot it if I owned it.

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:33:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lufthansa:
I assume you were on /k/ on 4 channel last night?

Walther's vp said he would let one go out of his collection for $75k, and he supposedly had 11 of the 15 in the United States, the other guy had 4/15.


Really? No I was actually on Socnet and came across it.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:36:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 2:58:37 PM EDT by stockshift]
I coulda sworn someone was making WA2000 conversions for the Ruger 10/22.  I'd buy one, just for the looks.  

Edit:  it is Ironwood Designs's SG2000 conversion.  Only $950.  
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:47:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 12:48:53 PM EDT by lufthansa]
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By lufthansa:
I assume you were on /k/ on 4 channel last night?

Walther's vp said he would let one go out of his collection for $75k, and he supposedly had 11 of the 15 in the United States, the other guy had 4/15.


Really? No I was actually on Socnet and came across it.


Discussion topics (from there) propagate quickly to other firearm boards.  You see it in GD semi-frequently.  You can't beat them for Dem high resolution pictures of anything, they do much of the talking in lieu of words.

Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:52:41 PM EDT
Rifle retailed for $9000 to $12000 in the 1980s


No wonder they didn't sell any...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 12:59:30 PM EDT


We can get those up here in Canada for about Ten grand.

The Shooting Edge in Calgary carries them IIRC. Niiiiice rifle
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 1:14:17 PM EDT
So what makes it a better rifle than a LaRue OBR? Doesn't look very rugged to me.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 1:39:43 PM EDT
I always thought this rifle was pure sex. I'd love to own one.
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 1:40:39 PM EDT
Closest any of us will get to shooting it is on COD and Hitman
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 1:46:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
There are a few rifle makers out there that have middle of the road models that will run you in the 40K range. I've handled rifles and shot shotguns that 40K wouldn't have hardly made the deposit.

I believe Hemmingway's double rifle just sold for over 500K.

Hell, if I had that kind of disposable income, I'd do it.


I'll gladly sell you my double rifle for a slight fraction of that! In a quite usable .30-06 caliber too!



Link Posted: 6/22/2011 2:05:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2011 2:09:20 PM EDT by stolenthunder]
That's a beautiful bullpup.

Of course, I'm a huge sucker for bullpups.

Rather fond of these two platforms:




Click here for the other one...I don't think that the site owner wants me to embed his awesome photography...
Link Posted: 6/22/2011 2:07:47 PM EDT
Clarion with wood furniture built under license.

Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_WA_2000


Christ, I saw this on another site.  That's fucking crazy! But I guess if you have the money...

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz7/serinobw/WaltherWA2000.jpg


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