Walther model 8

The Model 8 was a blowback pistol with a concealed hammer, it was a small 6.35mm, and the slide enclosed the entire barrel and retained the recoil spring as well, dispensing with the barrel bushing.

In 1920, Walther brought out its first post-war pistol, the Model 8.

Disassembly was accomplished via the now familiar method of pulling the hinged trigger guard down while pulling the slide to the rear and up.

There was even a variant was offered with an aluminium alloy frame.

The Model 8 was a great commercial success, with some 500,000 being produced by the end of the Second World War.

The Model 8 was approximately 5" in length, and weighed 12.5 ounces.

Magazine capacity was eight rounds.

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