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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:43 am 
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Depends on bore and groove size, barrel twist, and being oversized in the right places for gunsmith Fitting


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:46 am 
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Jacques, if Lothar Walther is to produce a batch of P240 barrels please encourage them to minimize the main length reduction. I would suggest that a ten thousandths of an inch reduction from the bushing area is sufficient to allow the pistol to operate normally and to strengthen the barrel. The factory "sliming" is considerably more, and it doesn't need to be. And I'm in for one if it happens.

Cheers Jim


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:58 am 
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Greetings,

Suggest to Walther having the twist rate set to 1:350mm (1:14inch).

This would help the shooters that fire at 50 yards/meters accuracy-wise.

Also, the hard surfacing that Haemmerli used on their 280 and SP-20 32 barrels would be nice.

Cheers,

David


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:28 pm 
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You might also try IGB barrels of Austria.
They do a number of pistol barrels including the P210.
You may be able to talk them into doing a P240.
http://www.igbaustria.com/shop/index.php


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:35 am 
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Hello friends,
I'm still in the process of discussion with Gerd Walther. I guess he might be away from office for a week because he didn't give any sign for a few days. I hope that the exchange of mails will restart this week....
Have good time...the import company for the US market is LOTHAR WALTHER Precision Tool Inc. USA-GA 30040 Cumming, tel: 001 770 8899998
Greetings from France.
Jacques


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:07 am 
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Hello David,
I've contacted IGB Austria and they seem to be the correct answer to my problem. I dropped them a message this morning, but it's Bank Holiday in most of the European countries (Easter) therefore I'm not expecting news before tomorrow.
We'll see what will come up....
Have a good end of weekend....
Greetings.
Jacques


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Hello friends,
It seems that the Austrian Company is eager to launch another bunch of barrels for the P 240. I'll keep you updated of the situation. Things will go slowly. First is the administrative documents to be prepared for my gun to cross the borders within the EU to be repaired. The price is not so heavy either. The quotation is around 500€, plus the CIP test 20€, fine adjustments of the barrel on the gun, firing tests and destruction of the original barrel. The shipping back is done via DHL and costs 85€.
To be continued.
Greetings from Brittany.
Jacques


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Greetings,

Your post leads me to believe that they have made P240 barrels in the past? Is this true?

Is it doable to have a barrel made in Austria shipped to the USA or Canada?

Cheers,

Dave


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:21 pm 
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No problems getting a barrel INTO Canada, I expect there is the usual pile of German/Austrian paperwork to deal with, but far less than what has to go on to get one out of the USA!

Cheers, ADD me to their list!

Jim


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:03 am 
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Hi Friends,
I'll keep you updated of the situation.
I'm preparing the documents needed, from the French authorities, for my pistol to cross the borders to Austria and to come back. I suppose that these will take me a couple of weeks at the least. Afterwards, IGB asks a repair time of 6 to 8 weeks.
My French colleague will follow shortly later on.
By the way, the chamber of his barrel exploded (full of micro-cracks)...have a look on picts.
To be continued.
Greetings.
Jacques


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Just had a reply from IGB, they said that P240 barrels are not a regular item, but would be made on special order and require a lot of handwork to complete. The lady who responded quoted a price of near 500 euros, and won't ship except via DHL at a cost of another 160 euros (a lot for a 300 gram package!) Fortunately they have an agent in Canada and an order could be included in his next order if I'm not in a hurry. The agent has not yet responded, I'll let you know what progresses.

Cheers Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:29 am 
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Hi Jim,
Jolly good !!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:00 am 
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Hi friends,
I'm still waiting for the documents needed for my pistol to cross the borders.... French bureaucracy.
I hope I'll receive these docs shortly, otherwise the gun won't be repaired before next September, that's the beginning of the shooting season here. The Brittany championship (regional) will take place at the beginning of June and that will close the season for the unqualified shooters (I'm usually one of them :-).
In summer time, we can shoot but there is no competition. September is the beginning of the next season 2017/2018.
Have good time.
Jacques


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