What happened to all the Walther's in FT?

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  1. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    I've been on the BFTA forum, looking at photos from the last few years to see what I have missed, and only two or three years ago there were loads of Walther's in use, many in very pretty stocks and woodwork.

    Looking at photos from the 2015 season, almost all the Walther's seem to have gone into hibernation. I know there are plenty about, as a bundle have recently come up for sale in the classifieds, plus there is a loooooong list in this section of the forum, so, where are they all?
     
  2. Ratinator

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    Retirement homes

    They are all in the back of the the gun cupboards of retired legends.
    Mike Williams, Dave Semmens , Mr D to name but a few. The rest have been moved to number 2 rifle behind Steyr's.
     
  3. RobF

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    Yep. Getting scarce. I've cut right back. Only 7 under this roof.
     
  4. Woody

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    Still have mine, its awesome! ;)
     
  5. NeilM

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    Ohh, right that explains it then, Rob is secretly buying them all up, one at a time.

    I have no idea where my first one ended up, but I'm very pleased with its replacement and really don't understand why so few people are using them, although from the photos I've seen the HFT boys appreciate a good thing when the see / shoot it.
     
  6. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    I've noticed they have been coming up for sale more and more.

    It was not long ago they were doing for £1200+, now they seem to be struggling to sell. :confused:
     
  7. tugg

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    until the steyr sh*ts itself.:rolleyes:... OLD WALTHERS NEVER DIE ..THEY JUST SHOOT THAT WAY;):D
     
  8. Ratinator

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    They are reliable

    Has to be said they are a solid bit of kit and very reliable but mine would zero shift up and down. This was down to the stock bolt, and I don't think walking round with an action rattling about is the best.
    As for value they have bombed, mine was all singing Trowmens Ti and I gave it away to move on.
    If Robs got 7 the next thread will be " where have all the wheel weights gone" :D:D
     
  9. NeilM

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    Well, that's your Walther and every Paul Wilson stocked Ripley ever, including several world championship winning rifles.

    In my case, I was not prepared to pay what I felt were over the top values. I can understand it if the rifle is in a Gary Cane or other well made custom stock, but not in standard form. When I found one at a realistic price, I bought it. I'll watch prices and may catch a second one on its way down.

    I will have to try a new Steyr sometime, but I honestly can't see how it could outshoot my Walther, or maybe Walther's just suit me and the way I shoot.

    If they are sat in cupboards, then from the pictures I have been looking at, there are some very pretty rifles gathering dust... shame.
     
  10. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    I have 3 walthers at this moment but will be moving atleast one on in the near future,they certainly can suffer from shift if not in the stock right ,but they are very reliable ,I put around 50 tins of pellets through mine last year between services and the only problem I had was down to me not cleaning the barrel properly after a polish.
    I had a reg go on another but that was shortly after I bought it so don't know the last time it was serviced.
    All in all very robust.
     
  11. dave croucher

    dave croucher ÃŒch bin ein Meister Man

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    Probaly the only gun i fancy trying☺
     
  12. NeilM

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    Well worth it Dave, I am pleased as anything with mine.
     
  13. sneaky rodent

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    I can say iv joined the walther family this year an shot this years gps with it an im more than happy with it.
     
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    My titanium walther
     

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  15. berty177

    berty177 Judge Diva

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    Great rifles..

    I've got a very special one hidden away..

    It's locked in the cabinet and staying there..

    Might have a shoot of it over the winter.. You never know..


    Berty
     
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  16. NeilM

    NeilM Well-Known Member

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    Do you have to get into the cabinet in order to lick it Berty?

    Whatever floats yer boat I guess.
     
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    Locked


    Damn spell check haha...
     

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