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A friend linked me to a somewhat local guy selling this on the trader forums in our area. I sent a note to the seller and we ended up meeting last week. The gun is 99% and came with two OEM mags and the original manual. Given mags run $100+, I might grab a Pro-mag or two to see if they work (not hopeful but worth a shot).





Nill-Griffe makes excellent walnut grips for these but 6-8 weeks and nearly $200 to get them. KSD Grips in Turkey makes a set for far less so I figured I'd give them a go first. Fit was excellent, save two major details; they forgot to mill out the area for the hammer pin and one grip screw hole was slightly off from where it should be (which I'm used to from KSD). A little work with a Dremel, a milling bit and oil on the hammer pin to highlight the interference and they came out nicely.





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Nice score, she's a beauty.


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Congrats!
There was a time when I was into Walther. Sold all of them, and only the P88 Compact is left. I need to send it to Earl so that he can install the missing slide catch lever spring. It is currently a single shot semi-auto. Roll Eyes

 
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Those are indeed hard to come by. Mind sharing what the seller was asking for it?

Congrats on a great find.
 
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Congratulations

My favorite Walther

P99 magazines work. You just need flat base plates.


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P99 mags, eh? Interesting.

It was priced fairly enough, I gave the seller what he asked and didn't negotiate. Three figures (below GB value)
 
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Very nice with the KSD grips. Unfortunately I had the same experience with their grips for a S&W 459.
 
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Sweet pistol. I saw one a couple of years ago at an LGS, it was pristine, they wanted $1300 IIRC.

Nice bit of info on the P99 magazines. Let us know where you get flat base plates from.




 
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Sweet! Nice score.



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That’s gorgeous


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All you need now is a P5C


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All you need now is a P5C

Then, the P88 Competition.
Then, the P88 Champion.
 
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Very nice with the KSD grips. Unfortunately I had the same experience with their grips for a S&W 459.

KSD grips are shit, as far as I'm concerned. Time and again, you hear about screw ups in their manufacturing. I had problems with them, too. All 4 sets I ordered at the same time, and the first time, required the dremel tool. Never again. Mad

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Beautiful pistol, congrats!
 
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There are both a P88 Competition and unfired P88 on GB (currently bidding on this one....somenone PLEASE outbid me LOL). There's also a P5C. I own a sweet CCR modified P5 already.

I'm with Q...slippery slope. Add in two PP's, I think I'm good.
 
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Oh, nice. Congrats! I didn't even know this pistol existed until this thread, talk about a unicorn. Enjoy, sir. Big Grin
 
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Yeah, I've got one of those, serial number 103915, proofed 1995. Notice how the bevel on the slide flats differ between the two pistols pictured above.
PGT's pistol has the straight bevel, which was inherited from the full-size P88. According to my research, the bevel was angled beginning around serial number 101000 (serial production began at 100001)

The pistol in 12131's has a serial number very close to mine, and was delivered to Interarms probably in the same lot shipment.

Total serial production of 7367 pistols.


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KSD grips are shit, as far as I'm concerned


I've had to dremel more than a few sets of Nill-Griffe, too. They're closer to drop-in fit though, but I don't think any manufacturer can account for all production changes over the years. I've had screw-ups from Hogue that I ended up having to deal with (for a P226 no less)
 
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P99 magazines work.


Actually, they do not. I ordered one from Brownells to try and it won't insert. Mic'ing it vs. the P88C mag and its. 0.5mm wider
 
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