P 1 - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > Walther Pistols

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 36
P 1

My friend bought a Walther P 1 at the last local gun show. The gun shoots low, approx. 2 inches and to the left, approx. 5 inches, with WWC and CCI 9mm. Groups are great, but drifting the front sight has had not appreciatable change on the point of impact. Other than drifting the front sight, I don't know what to do.
Any suggestions will be greatly appricated from you knowledgable folks.

Remove Ads
Old 07-26-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,800
DO NOT try moving the rear sight. IT DOESN'T MOVE!!!!!!!

The Walther P-38/P1 has a rear sight that interlocks with the spring top cover of the slide. The sight IS NON-ADJUSTABLE.

All adjustments must be done to the front sight.
Drift it some more.

Remember, move the front sight in the OPPOSITE direction you'd move a rear sight.

Shooting low? File the front sight off a little. GO SLOW. File too much and you'll be shooting high.
Old 08-11-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 36
thanks for the info. The front sight has been drifted almost out of the dovetail and it's still not shooting POA. I've told my friend that he will have to bend the front sight if he is to shoot point of aim, kinda like on the old fixed sight S&Ws. Again, thanks for the reply and info.

Old 03-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 22
It is difficult to imagine that a pistol with this degree of sight-bore misalignment ever left the Walther factory.

If the barrel-slide-frame serial numbers do not match you have a mismatch made of cannibalized spare parts from some unknown armory.

If that is the case, this pistol needs the attention of an experienced Walther technician.
Old 03-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: near Huntsville, Ala.
Posts: 707
Barrel may be slightly bent or bored off center.
Old 03-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Alabaster's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NOVA
Posts: 385
Bwaaaaaahahahahaha!!!!!! The old thread monsters strike again!!! You guys are makin me roll today! Thanks though, I needed that. Really pretty much every thing I've seen has been worthy though. Unanswered questions will surely come up again. Ehh, whatever. Thanks again, guys. I almost forgot how much I love this place.

  Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > Walther Pistols

Search tags for this page
filing front sight walther p1
german p1 pistol sight shoots low
have walthers p 1 9mm shoots low what do
how to sight in a walther p-1
walther p1 filing front sight
walther p1 front sight

walther p1 front sight removal

walther p1 sight impact number
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.