Wilkenson Arms Linda Pistol 8” in 9mm Luger Semi Auto Pistol W/ Mags

SOLD FOR: $856

WOA#: WY240321ST025

Make: Wilkinson Arms/Northwest Arms

Model: Linda

Serial Number: 881334

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 9mm

Action Type:  Semi-Auto, Blowback, fed by detachable magazines.

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked, “881334 Wilkinson Arms Model Linda 9mm Luger Parma, Id.”

Barrel Length: 8” Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade front sight with protective wings, the rear sight is a fixed peephole sight with protective wings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is black checkered synthetic polymer integral to the metal frame with a wood forend. There is a small pressure dent in the forend. the grip rates in Excellent condition with very light handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes two 31 round stick mags in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Black

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The markings are crisp. There is some minor operation wear on the chamber as well as some very faint scratches on the left side. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes two magazines.

Our Assessment: The Wilkinson Arms Linda is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm Luger, manufactured by Wilkinson Arms Corporation in the United States. Introduced in the 1980s, the Linda gained attention for its unique design and features.

Despite its innovative design, the Linda faced some challenges in terms of ergonomics and handling. Some users found the trigger pull to be heavy and the overall balance of the pistol to be less than optimal. Additionally, the bullpup layout required shooters to become accustomed to its unique handling characteristics.

While the Wilkinson Arms Linda did not achieve widespread commercial success, it remains an intriguing piece of firearm history due to its unconventional design and attempt to offer a compact and high-capacity handgun option. Today, it is sought after by collectors and enthusiasts interested in unique firearms from the 1980s era. -R.E.

Wilkenson Arms Linda Pistol 8” in 9mm Luger Semi Auto Pistol W/ Mags
Wilkenson Arms Linda Pistol 8” in 9mm Luger Semi Auto Pistol W/ Mags