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Old 08-12-2019, 02:10 PM
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On the left side of the slide it's marked "made in Germany" on the right side, "Walther Arms Fort Smith AR"
Is it truly made in Germany? I've heard some bad things about S&W made Walther guns.
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Yes, made by Umarex in Germany.

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If I remember correctly these were introduced in about 2013. They are more or less a copy of of a .22 PPK/S pistol but manufactured in a manner similar to the P22. I was told they looked at making an original all steel pistol but the cost was prohibitive. If you look closely you will note a P22 style barrel/chamber fitted through the frame and tightened with a sleeve and barrel nut. The breech block is pinned in place, same as a P22 instead of a one piece milled slide/breech as in the original pistols. I think the slide is zinc and the inner frame under the grip is largely filled in to give the pistol an original feeling weight.

I've shot one a bit and while no one would choose this pistol over an original steel one same price, sitting on a table, they do get pretty favorable reviews and function properly. They certainly cost less than one of the old steel ones....which run $500 at best and can easily hit the $800 - $1,200 range. DA is extremely heavy....but who shoots in DA anyway with a little .22 plinker.

Oh, that barrel nut does have one nice feature....you can remove it, screw on a thread adapter and add a suppressor. Lifetime warranty. 1917

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BTW, Ft Smith is now manufacturing the .380 PPK/S in steel and will add the PPK in the near future. I believe these are offered in stainless and some type of blued finish. Since they are being manufactured in the U.S. the Gun Control Act of '68 won't prohibit availability of the smaller PPK....which still cannot be imported. If they really sell well....perhaps a .32 and .22 might be offered. Someday. 1917
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they are clones/copies

i think the are from the same company that makes 1911s, S&W, Brownings, and some other more popular handguns. But they are in 22.

If you just want a plinker they maybe fine. The only clone i have so far is a Sig 1911-22. Its similar to the Colt copies, but in my opinion, a bit nicer.
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they are clones/copies

i think the are from the same company that makes 1911s, S&W, Brownings, and some other more popular handguns. But they are in 22.

If you just want a plinker they maybe fine. The only clone i have so far is a Sig 1911-22. Its similar to the Colt copies, but in my opinion, a bit nicer.
You are mistaken. You could have looked it up.
Umarex (the company you refer to) purchased Walther. That does not make Walther a copy or clone.

https://www.waltherarms.com/about-walther/history/

https://www.waltherarms.com/handguns/ppk/ppks-22/
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