A Little Walther Love

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    Wadcutter
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    OK the title sounds a little creepy.

    Here is a recent addition to the herd.
    It’s a Walther LG55T. The LG55’s were produced between 1955-1967. From the serial number I estimate this one was manufactured somewhere between 1957-59.
    1. Walther LG55T(1957-59) 07_31_17-932
    1. Walther LG55T(1957-59) 07_31_17-943

    The rifle came with Hensoldt Wetzlar adjustable iris which appears to be of the same vintage.
    4. Hensoldt Wetzlar optics 07_23_17--964

    The original seal looked like a crumbled zesta cracker when I pulled the piston out.
    11. Whats left of original piston seal 07_23_17--952

    Drilled and tapped the end of the piston for the new adaptor and seal from Vortek.
    35. Piston seal updated to vortek 07_27_17-1105

    New spring came from ARH (J. Maccari). As you can see it is a bit longer than the original.
    25. LG55 Stock and J. Maccari spring  lengths 07_23_17--961

    After pushing a few cleaning patches down the barrel and a little polish with JB bore cleaning compound, initial shot groups look pretty good.
    Shooting JSB Exact Express 7.87gr—- 571fps   11ES for 20 shots

    10 Meter indoors off a sandbag
    36. Walther LG55T(1957-59) 10 Meter accuracy 07_31_17-5

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    Deja
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    yea i have one with the normal stock that i just rebuilt a bit, missing parts from the front diopter sight tho. Should work well they where used for 10 meter back in the days.

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    daystate395
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    Wadcutter,  that is a beautiful stock on her. Have you tried it out to 25? I love the look of it.

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    Wadcutter
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    The stock is what I like most about this rifle. She has a few scars here and there, but still sports the original finish. Have not shot paper over Ten Meter with it yet. She has over 1500 pellets through her now and does very well on the metal spinners at 36 yards. I will be paper testing a few match rifles, including this one, out to 25 Meters very soon and posting results.

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    Hynzie
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    really nice ,,really cool stock

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    EMrider
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    Beautiful springer. Congrats. 

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    scrane
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    I have a LG53 and a LGR and they both have exceptional walnut stocks. 
    My sporter LG53 was also missing the front sight blade. I found a front sight blade but could not find the hood. I ended up slipping on a front sight mount from a AA/CZ T200 which fits perfectly and a standard globe sight. It looks a little funny, but it shoots great. I like the old style finger groove stock of the sporter.

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    gto19
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    Beautiful rifle 

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    Wadcutter
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    “scrane”I have a LG53 and a LGR and they both have exceptional walnut stocks. 
    My sporter LG53 was also missing the front sight blade. I found a front sight blade but could not find the hood. I ended up slipping on a front sight mount from a AA/CZ T200 which fits perfectly and a standard globe sight. It looks a little funny, but it shoots great. I like the old style finger groove stock of the sporter.

    
I do not own an LG53 but have a look here. Maybe one of these would fit the original mount.
    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/sights/sight-parts/hoods/index.htm

    Used this one from brownells on an old HW35 that was missing the hood. After hundreds of rounds it does not slip.

     

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    scrane
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    Thanks for this. I had no idea these things existed aftermarket.

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