Video: Walther A115 Prototype Semi-Auto Rifle

   08.02.16

Video: Walther A115 Prototype Semi-Auto Rifle

Made in the mid-1930s, this rifle was part of the process of Walther’s development of a workable semi-automatic (or “self-loading”) rifle.

It’s really pretty great, especially if you’re interested in how guns work. Apparently, only three of this model were ever made, but it is still a functional firearm that can be assembled and taken apart fairly easily.

It also shares features with some modern guns, proving that some of the ideas behind it were good ones, and the rotating bolt is pretty massive in comparison with many others.

(Image: Rock Island Auction Company)
(Image: Rock Island Auction Company)

The trigger assembly comes out as a unit and seems well made and efficient.

As Ian says, “This is the sort of thing you don’t see very often.”

Enjoy.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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