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Posted: 3/28/2006 10:44:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 10:46:17 AM EDT by olds442tyguy]
Or so the 1994 AWB would say.

It's not yet on their website, but I got a catalog last night and Walther now offers a new target 22LR pistol that feeds through a magazine located in front of the trigger guard. It comes with a five rounder, but I'm sure there will be more options offered in the future.

There's another model as well, but I have no clue how it feeds and they don't supply very much information. They both come with 2.2 - 3 pound triggers. One has a polymer target style grip, while the other one has a custom carved wood grip. Both have ported barrels.

The one that feeds in front of the trigger guard will also have a carbine conversion kit available. It has a nicely finished wood thumbhole stock, and a ported and fluted 18" barrel.

They look pretty impressive to me. It's been too long since we had a good 22LR target pistol that didn't feed through the grip. (Benelli mp95)
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:10:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 2:11:07 PM EDT by modifiedbrowning]
Is it the OSP? That's been around for a while.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:41:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By modifiedbrowning:
Is it the OSP? That's been around for a while.

That it would be. It looks like they did some very minor changes, but that's it.

I'm surprised Walther waited this long to start importing it.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 1:36:15 AM EDT
Nice looking pistol.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 9:35:18 AM EDT
The magazine in front of the trigger guard has been used for some time, and is being used still, for a number of target-grade .22s
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:22:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:34:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 8:35:16 PM EDT by pulpsmack]
I thought the deal was the detachable mag and 2 of the evil features to make it an AW (the pistol grip being one), hence the legality of ARs & SARs with neutered barrels. If so, that still wouldn't be an AW unless a FS/FH, bayonet lug, telescoping/folding stock or grenade launcher was installed.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 9:50:08 AM EDT
I believe the forward magazine AW ruling was only on imported pistols. But what about pistols such as the TEC-9, Benelli MP95, and HK SP89? The TEC-9 was American made IIRC, but the company took a dump. But the SP89 and MP95 should be importable again now shouldn't they?
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