Wonderful Walthers

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    DualMagMike
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    Wonderfully crafted and super accurate are trademarks of these classics as well as the still rare but double set triggers on some rifles.

    LG55 DST 1963

    LG55 Tyrolean 1963

    LGV Special ~1970 

    LGV Tyrolean

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    Hynzie
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    REALLY REALLY NICE STUFF 

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    Michigander
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    Lovely guns! My current dream gun is the LGR. Maybe I will run across a nice example some day.

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    markT
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    🤞🏼

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    kingfisher61
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    Mike

    You've done it again!   Gotta love the LG55.  Part of the classic trio among the FWB150 and the D60.  

    I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an LG55 DST Tyro.  Here's a pic.

    This 55 is mechanically the finest rifle I have had the pleasure of shooting.  Cocks like a bank vault!  

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    DualMagMike
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    Nice 👍 The classic trio;

    D60 T

    FWB150 T with scarce stock weight

    LG55 T

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    whyzee
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    The LGR never gets any love?! 
    while it may not be in the same spring piston class, it will smoke the FWB300s  

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    Drew
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    Wowzers, these are heirloom pieces. That’s a spicy meatball, all very nice. Everyone drools over the latest greatest pcp’s, but what is so special about a edguy, fox or ak19 when all it takes is deep pockets and basic marksmanship. If you want a classic rare springer, good luck. You might be hunting for a while. And to shoot these accurately? Well let me say if you can shoot a springer accurately and consistently, you have amazing dedication. These are all rifles before my time, but man they are nice.

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    DualMagMike
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    Thanks, that's me for sure classic springers all the way. A good 90+% of my collection is just that and although I have a few modern airguns they don't give me near the joy of the classics. Anyone can get out a credit card, order and have in a few weeks these modern airguns but try to even find many of the classics is the real challenge then becoming proficient with them is whole other challenge.

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    whyzee
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    DualMagMike

    Thanks, that's me for sure classic springers all the way. A good 90+% of my collection is just that and although I have a few modern airguns they don't give me near the joy of the classics. Anyone can get out a credit card, order and have in a few weeks these modern airguns but try to even find many of the classics is the real challenge then becoming proficient with them is whole other challenge.

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    once a rare classic is found, does not mean that it can be purchased. One might have to suffer in order for it to change hands. 

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    kingfisher61
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    The classic trio;

    OMG!!!  That's a post few will ever make!!  Those 3 rifles are arguably the finest ever produced. …..period!!   It's unbelievable that you have all 3 Mike.  Certainly a milestone in collecting classic AGs.  Congrats!   

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    DualMagMike
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    Ah, I have suffered 😩  😁

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    DualMagMike
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    and all in Tyrolean too for bonus points   😱  😁  👌  💪

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    Arzrover
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    You both have the NICEST collections of springers!!!!

    I had an LG53 and an old ratty LG55. Made an adapter for the 53 to use HW30 piston seals. It was WAY better than any R7 or HW30 I've  shot and about the same size. Really enjoyable rifles. Sold my 53 to a friend who has a small Walther collection.

    Bob

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    MDriskill
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    Here's a couple other Walther models.

    Walther LGV with walnut "Olympia" stock. The LGV with its brilliant barrel lock succeeded the LG 55 in the late '60's. I absolutely love the stock design on this rifle. The wide rounded fore end works as either a sporter or for offhand target use; the looks strike me as classic in shape but modern in details. This one sports an adjustable buttplate and upgrade all-steel diopter.

     

    The stock on this one is known to Walther insiders as the "UIT" style. It was used both on late LGV's, and early LGV Spezial. This one is an LGV-S and came with all the original paperwork.

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    DualMagMike
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    Nice, I like the top one it reminds me a bit of the Diana 60 and the bottom one looks like the Special after Weight Watchers 😁

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    MDriskill
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    Ha, a very good observation. The later LGV Spezial has not only a completely revised stock, but thicker receiver tube walls, milled scope/sight grooves (all earlier Walthers have a welded-on scope rail), and some trigger revisions.

    I think Walther enjoys confusing collectors, LOL – there are countless minor variations seen in all these models. There seems to be many more changes within the LGV-S series itself, that between a late "plain" LGV and an early Spezial. 

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    franksvbmw
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    Found a LGM-2 with a rainbow stock.

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