Originally Posted by South_Pender
That's very useful information, patchett. Is there a reliable repair service for these older Walthers--like Earl's Repair Service, maybe--in case something breaks?
What problems occur with the single extractor? I guess I'd rather have the twin extractors as on the Anschutz 54s, but mine seems to extract fine (and ejection is positive too).
No real issues with the extractor but not as dependable over time.
Earl's may be the last option for parts for these. When he runs out who knows.
I'm in your neck-of-the-woods over on Vanc. Isl. and I did contact Joe Dlask of Dlask Arms to make a firing pin. He was receptive but I didn't pursue it.
It's an unfortunate fact that these older target rifles of any marque become less and less supported by the manf. and owners are faced with their inevitable obsolescence. It's fascinating to keep them purring.
Imagine what the fate might be in 30 years of the current Alutec stocked rifles of
Anschutz, Walther, FWB , Bleiker and others.
Without getting too sentimental I feel privileged that I've had the opportunity to own and shoot many of them. There's still a few that are on the list.