Here's your chance to get a Walther WA 2000

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Coming to Rock Island Auction Company December Premier Auction. Walther WA 2000. This will probably go for 10 to 20K, why I don't know.

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Son of Dorn

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Well James Bond did use it that one time...

But yeah, $20K is probably a low estimate.
 

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What the flying patooty poops is that? I don't have a suit and tie expensive enough for that goofy thing. Is that designed to fit in the trunk of a Ferrari?
 

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What the flying patooty poops is that? I don't have a suit and tie expensive enough for that goofy thing. Is that designed to fit in the trunk of a Ferrari?
Fancy-schmancy German bullpup 300 Win Mag sniper/target rifle designed for police use after the '72 Munich Olympics terrorist incident. Only 176 were made because they were expensive as hell to produce, and were only briefly used by German police but not adopted by anyone else because A. they cost a fuckload and B. they turned out to be too fragile for rough use.
 
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Price is driven by supply demand curve, iirc there were only 176 made.
 

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$20,000 in today's dollars would be close in value to the final 1988 price of $9000.

A few years ago there were two of these listed for $75,000 each, but I can't find the results of that auction.
 

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About as retrosexy as possible!
Had a chance to buy one a couple years back - these baby’s show up more frequently here in EU, missed it, and I hate myself for it.
 
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what a dream gun to add to the collection , I better keep dreaming at that price but boy it is pretty ..
it would fit right in between the h&k 91 and the h&k psg 1 also still missing from my collection
 
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I understand that the second model, which had an unfluted barrel was more accurate.
That's a second variation in the pic. It's apparently more accurate but I think it's uglier than the first variation.
 

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There was a drug bust in Kamloops years back. They found one of these in the dealer's collection. Rather than have it destroyed (which is SOP for the RCMP with seized firearms) they donated it to the local Gun Club.
 
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Fancy-schmancy German bullpup 300 Win Mag sniper/target rifle designed for police use after the '72 Munich Olympics terrorist incident. Only 176 were made because they were expensive as hell to produce, and were only briefly used by German police but not adopted by anyone else because A. they cost a fuckload and B. they turned out to be too fragile for rough use.
Don't forget, they barely fit out of a great big window let alone a regular window. Probably not a small one. In spite of the fact it'a bullpup design, they are so damn bulky!
 

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Don't forget, they barely fit out of a great big window let alone a regular window. Probably not a small one. In spite of the fact it'a bullpup design, they are so damn bulky!
Never seen nor held one in person so I wouldn't know, but they are really boxy and bulky-looking. And while I approve of that Germanic robustness in their castles and some of their small arms, the WA2000 doesn't have that robustness despite its bulk.
 
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Never seen nor held one in person so I wouldn't know, but they are really boxy and bulky-looking. And while I approve of that Germanic robustness in their castles and some of their small arms, the WA2000 doesn't have that robustness despite its bulk.
When you want to butt stroke someone with a Buick... use a Walther WA2000...
 
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I’m sure they would. But the Olympic Games don’t lie 😉
I would actually love to see a medal count and rifle used, last one I saw was biathlon and Anschutz ran away with that one. Do you know of one for summer games?

ETA... Are there even any other manufacturers in the games, well besides the Russians
 
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I would actually love to see a medal count and rifle used, last one I saw was biathlon and Anschutz ran away with that one. Do you know of one for summer games?

ETA... Are there even any other manufacturers in the games, well besides the Russians
From my conversations with actual competitors, the KK500 and KK300 are much more prevalent and considered a step above Anschutz. I don’t think Walther makes a dedicated biathlon rifle...
As far as other competitors, you have Grunig & Elmiger, Bleiker(would love to have one one day!), and obviously many customs... realistically I’m sure they’re all close enough that it’s like splitting hairs..
 

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    10-20K my ass, there was one on GB a year ago for 45K and it sold, i suspect 75-100K
     
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