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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
By Rick from USA on 2012-02-04 14:17:35Things I liked:I bought one of the originals when they first came out. This is one class act rifle! Beautiful bluing. The wood is first class. Smooth action. Dead on accuracy. I still like the 2 C02 12gr powerplant that came with the orginal. However, the 88gr would give many more shots.
Things I would have changed:Not a thing.
What others should know:This is a gun where you can take it out and shoot it, then bring it in and hang it over the mantle and be proud of its style and beauty.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
By David from USA on 2011-12-29 14:24:53Things I liked:I first saw this rifle last fall when it was still operating with two 12 g cylinders. I immediately fell in love with the gun but was too late. It was sold out almost everywhere. The few places that were not sold out were charging $500+. Not long after everybody sold out the reviews on the original gun were mixed. It sounded like there were many guns retuned. So in retrospect I think it is a good thing that I did not order one of the original models. A few months back I learned that Walther was going to reintroduce the lever action using an 88g C02 power plant. I purchased one this past October. The fit and finish was fantastic and the action was super smooth. The action and the loading gate were a little stiff at first but they broke in after cycling the action and the gate a hundred times or so. The gun is also one of the most accurate rifles I own. I was shooting quarter sized groups at 25 feet using the iron sights. Only problem was after shooting only a dozen rounds or so a spring started working its way out the right hand side (loading side) of the gun at the safety button. The gun still worked but the safety button did not feel right. I contacted PA about whether or not I could replace the spring myself. They referred me to Umarex but they also told me they could replace the rifle as I was within the warranty period. I spoke to Umarex and they did not recommend that I try and replace the spring myself and they offered to repair it under the warranty. I had the option of getting a new rifle or getting the old one replaced. I am afraid I made the wrong choice as I elected to get a replacement. I should have had mine repaired as I knew it was accurate and it had a great action. Unfortunately I liked the rifle so much I did not want to wait for it to be repaired which is why I asked PA to replace it. As we all know the quality of an airgun can vary greatly from two identical models. Whenever I buy one in person I ask to see 2 or 3 and choose the best. I must admit that PA was fantastic. They received my retuned rifle on Friday afternoon and I had my replacement the following Tuesday which was great. Unfortunately the replacement rifle has a very stiff action and to make matters worse the stock is loose where it meets the rear of the frame. I have not even shot the replacement rifle yet as I am trying to decide if I am going to keep this one or send it back. The folks at PA were truly fantastic but I am afraid I received two sub-par guns in a row.
Things I would have changed:Would suggest Walther change the butstock cover slightly so it is not so large. It is not a big deal though after you shoot it and handle it for a while you really don't notice it much.
What others should know:Even thought I have had problems with two different lever actions I would still buy it but due to my problems I only gave it 3 starts.