Walther Model P5 9mm Luger DA/SA Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Mag MFD 1980

SOLD FOR: $795

WOA#: WY240219RM029

Make: Walther

Model: P5

Serial Number: 011501

Year of Manufacture: 1980 (IA Date Code)

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Double Action/Single Action Semi-Auto with 8-Round Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “011501”, with the Walther “Banner” logo, “P5”, and “Carl Walther / Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do.”. The left side of the frame is marked “011501”. The right side of the slide is marked with an “eagle / N” Nitro proof. The front underside of the barrel is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “9mmx19” and “011501”. The right side of the frame is marked with a Nitro proof, the Ulm proof and the date code “IA”.

Barrel Length: 3.5””

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to the slide with a white dot on the face. The rear sight has a square notched flat top that 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 panels that envelop the back strap. The front strap is serrated. There is a small scratch at the top of the left grip.  There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Blued Steel Slide and Black Gloss Finish on the Alloy Frame

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. This pistol displays no operation wear.  There are a few light scratches and draglines scattered about the metal and thinning on the leading edges from storage but no other imperfections worth mentioning.   The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: This handgun has a de-cocker that also functions as a slide release. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with an original Walther 8rd magazine that has turned a plum hue 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. The P5 proved to be an accurate and reliable pistol once it was accepted by the police. It was adopted by uniformed officers of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate’s State Police – these pistols were marked ‘BMI’ for the Bundesministerium des Innern – the Federal Ministry of the Interior.  This pistol dates from 1980 and is in about Excellent condition with a great bore and very smooth mechanics. It comes with an original 8-round magazine. This piece would make an excellent addition to your Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Walther Model P5 9mm Luger DA/SA Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Mag MFD 1980
Walther Model P5 9mm Luger DA/SA Semi-Auto Pistol w/ Mag MFD 1980