Category: Walther

Photo of the day: HAMMERTIME


From the Umarex facility in Arnsberg, Germany where the Walther P22 and loads of other .22 LR guns are built; these are P22 hammers about to be heat treated. To heat treat the hammer, it’s placed in an over that measures over 1700 degrees Fahrenheit, which as they say on Top Gear is…a lot.

Walther P38K


One of my favorite looking guns from history, the Walther P38k (for Kurz) is exactly what it looks like – a chopped down version of the venerable Walther P4 in 9×19. Interestingly, the P38k is not actually a chopped down P38. Rather, it’s a chopped down P4, which itself was a shortened/compact version of the P1. The primary difference between the P1 and the P38 was that the frames on the P1 models were constructed out of aluminum rather than steel.