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Postby zooma » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:16 am

From what I can find out from various sources, it would appear that the early type adjustable LP53 trigger is the one with the stiff first stage trigger, but the later non-adjustable type of trigger has a much lighter first stage trigger.

Both types have a very smooth let-off and either should perform in a similar way once you get used to your own pistol.

Both types of LP53 trigger are a lot better than the Predom - but Phil has not finished tinkering with my Predom yet - so maybe it is possible to make one shoot as well as the Walther?

Meanwhile it would be good to take one of the early "adjustable" trigger's apart to try and find out why the first stage is so heavy compared to the later non-adjustable types.
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Re: Walther LP53

Postby zooma » Wed May 29, 2013 7:19 am

As I complete the photography of my Walther LP53 collection, I need to sell one or two of them to help fund my next purchase.

All of my LP53 pistols are in nice working condition, so if anyone is interested in acquiring one please send me a PM.

I will be selling one with the fairly rare fitted case, and although this does push the price up a bit, I will be selling it for the same price that I paid for it and so it will make a very nice addition to any air pistol collection - and also a nice pistol to use in the new MPL 6 yard postal competition perhaps?
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Postby mrto » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:56 am

zooma wrote:I am planning to make a small run of the LP53 spring steel rear sight base/holder.

I have to cost it all out to see what the price will be  - but if there is any interest, please let me know as the more I can cut/shape/temper and black at a time, the more it will reduce the cost of them.

The smaller the number - the greater the cost per piece will be.

This part always fails, and there seems to be none available from anywhere, so I am hoping there is a demand for them so I can make them for a reasonable price.

The next step will be to CNC cut, polish and anodise a rear sight block to fit it as I understand some of these have been lost over the years as well....and they will make a good upgrade for the Predom as too!


Hi Zooma,
I for one would like one of these sight bases as on one of my LP53's the part was damaged in transit to me from the person that I bought it from.
Do you have a date by which they may be available.

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Re: Walther LP53

Postby zooma » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:05 am

Hi Mark.

We are working on getting the exact same grade of steel (or better) and working out the tempering process used at the time and again looking to match or better it to give the same amount of "spring" so it engages and holds the selected position under the horizontal adjuster screw on the included 'click" stop indents.

First prototypes look interesting and have proven the shape and bend and fit are all OK - so the tempering process/steel grade and type is the final part of the jigsaw to complete.

Naturally this is not a proper income source, so the work has to be done in-between the real wage earning work, but we are well on with the project and hope to have some made this summer.

Sorry I can't be more precise with the date but hope we can supply the part you need to fix your LP53 in the not too distant future.
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Re: Walther LP53

Postby mrto » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:25 am

zooma wrote:Hi Mark.

We are working on getting the exact same grade of steel (or better) and working out the tempering process used at the time and again looking to match or better it to give the same amount of "spring" so it engages and holds the selected position under the horizontal adjuster screw on the included 'click" stop indents.

First prototypes look interesting and have proven the shape and bend and fit are all OK - so the tempering process/steel grade and type is the final part of the jigsaw to complete.

Naturally this is not a proper income source, so the work has to be done in-between the real wage earning work, but we are well on with the project and hope to have some made this summer.

Sorry I can't be more precise with the date but hope we can supply the part you need to fix your LP53 in the not too distant future.


Hi Zooma,
Many thanks for your reply,it certainly sounds as though you are going to be making these to a very high standard.I look forward to hearing more in the summer.

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Re: Walther LP53

Postby Tank » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:11 am

Just had a note back saying the modifications have been made to my sight and it should no longer self destruct. I will post up some pics wgen it arrives.
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Re: Walther LP53

Postby Ian » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:57 am

As I am now returning to the world of LP53 ownership can I register my interest in one of those new rear sight bases please?

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Re: Walther LP53

Postby zooma » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:12 pm

Ian wrote:As I am now returning to the world of LP53 ownership can I register my interest in one of those new rear sight bases please?

Thanks
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Thanks for your interest Ian,

The more interest there is, the more chance I have of producing these at a realistic price so every single notification of an interest is very encouraging.
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Re: Walther LP53

Postby Appinpar68 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:28 pm

I will take one of these as well if they are being Produced

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Re: Walther LP53

Postby zooma » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:48 pm

Appinpar68 wrote:I will take one of these as well if they are being Produced

Graeme


Thanks Graeme.
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