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Walther LP53K

Postby Leonardj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:18 am

The LP53K - the K meaning "kurz" or short.
The pic below shows the relationship in size between a standard LP53, and the LP53K.

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This is actually a "contrived rarity" that was the result of my having two brutalized LP53 "parts guns", and my being bored during a long, cold winter a few years back. The actual rifled portion of the barrel, and the factory crown were un-touched by the "surgery" - only the counterbored section of the muzzle has been removed, so there have been no ill effects to the velocity, nor accuracy of the gun. It is just a wee bit more difficult to cock, but I knew that would be the case at the outset of the project.
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Postby JonW » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:04 pm

Looks fantastic, the proportions are spot on. You certainly have a beautiful collection.  8)
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Postby pmh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:34 pm

Very well proportioned, and good looking pistol.

The principle of levers says this gun must be harder to cock.

Was this commercially available, or something you put together yourself.?

I didn't know Kurz meant short, and could be used for the "K" designation. Makes sense.

I always had it down for Karabiner, meaning carbine.

That said, both are true, so either could be used.

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Postby Ian » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:12 pm

I love how this looks!



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Postby pmh » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:18 pm

Looks very Walther P38 at a cursory glance.

Still, very smart gun.

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Postby Tinbum » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:54 pm

How very dare you!?!

I covet these pistols like no other and will have one by next christmas. But now, thanks to you, I run the risk of spending large wads on a boxed beauty and then setting to with a hacksaw!

Arrrgh!


Edit: having thought for a whole three seconds in one go, I'm gonna get a Predom and shorten that. Ha!
We're gonna need a bigger barn door!
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Postby Adam77K » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:26 pm

Oh, I like that muchly!
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Re: Walther LP53K

Postby clarky » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:36 pm

I'm afraid I've just performed the cardinal sin and chopped my excellent condition lp53 down like Lens..
I must say a special thankyou to Len for his advice. I'm an engineer myself but nothing like first hand experience of the job, especially as Len had done such a superb job....
I must admit to huge and terrible stress on the first stroke of the hacksaw just behind the rear sight and needed a shot of brandy after I had took it off......but all good..
I span the barrel between centres and achieved similar results to Len...
Drilling off the rear sight intact a much more difficult task than Len owing to having no barrel length to hold as Len used 2 barrels....but milled it off..
I'll get it refinished and put the results up....
I know many will be unhappy that I performed my mod on a good version while Len is spared this criticism owing to a duffer ....but hey ho ....u only live once...
It's magnificent ..
thanks Len
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Re: Walther LP53K

Postby Leonardj » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:48 pm

Thank you for the acknowledgement.
I look forward to seeing your finished LP53K.
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Re: Walther LP53K

Postby clarky » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:02 pm

Cheers buddy who knows mate we may become part of an illustrious club ....
The evolution of the lp53
I don't know why but I'm getting more out of it.
This on paper should not be the case due to the shorter sight base potentially reducing accuracy but I think the reason is I'm handling the recoil better ....that's my initial feelings only.....you are better placed to support such a judgement ..
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