Welcome back for another .22 Tuesday. Today we have another innovative design that combines a bolt action and a semi-auto system. This is the Walther Model 1 carbine.
Looks plain enough, right? The Model 1 has a removable box magazine of 5 rounds, but a 9 round magazine was also available. It utilizes a simple blowback action in semi-auto and the convert it to bolt action, all that needs to be done is to turn the bolt handle down, locking the bolt and keeping it from cycling. Bolt action mode is just like any other out there with the exception that you have to overcome the recoil spring(it’s a .22, not gonna be hard). There is not much out there on the interwebs about this old rifle, in fact most of the information I have is from LifeSizePotato’s video which we will get to in a minute. This is a fairly simple rifle and one would be led to ask why such a rifle would be made. Well, I don’t have the answer and I don’t think anyone does. This may very well be a case of “because we can.” Looking past the reason why, I really like this rifle and would love to handle and shoot one. Here we have an exploded view: