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OSIRIS
December 27, 2008, 07:13 AM
Hi all
I am new to the forum and I wonder if anyone can help me. I am looking for any information on a Walther 22lr single shot falling block rifle. on the barrel between the proof marks are the letters IH Many Thanks

johnbt
December 27, 2008, 10:07 AM
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This is what I've turned up: Model UIT BV Universal.


http://www.carlwalther.com/images/r_uit-e.jpg


According to a couple of year old Blue Book, it was previously called UIT Special and was discontinued in 1990. In 98% condition the book shows $1050.

See page 316 at:

http://books.google.com/books?id=d9AftMZgOOkC&pg=PA316&lpg=PA316&dq=Walther+model+uit&source=web&ots=rQVbPG6-Kd&sig=QoUtUX9yCyfhwDvFb_eBGPkVERA&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result#PPA316,M1

James K
December 27, 2008, 09:45 PM
UIT stands for Union Internationale de Tir ( International Shooting Union - now ISSF). Walther made several rifles designated ITU because they met the ITU standards for small bore competition. That one was called the ITU BV (Blockverschloss or block closing); the others were bolt action, as was the UIT Special. (The Blue Book is in error in saying that the UIT BV was earlier called the UIT Special - they were different guns.)

That is one fine target rifle. The last MSRP was $1700 and one like new will bring $1300 or so.

Jim