Walther G22

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Walther G22
Walther-G22-Rifle.jpg
Walther G22 Standard Configuration
TypeSemi-automatic rifle
Place of originGermany
Production history
ManufacturerWalther
Specifications
Weight5.9 lb (2.7 kg)[1]
Length28.4 in (72 cm)
Barrel length20 in (51 cm)
Width2.2 in (5.6 cm)[2]
Height8.7 in (22 cm)[2]

Cartridge.22 Long Rifle
ActionBlowback autoloading
Muzzle velocity1070ft/s - 1750ft/s, dependent on ammunition
Feed system10-round detachable box magazine
SightsAdjustable iron sights

The Walther G22 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in the popular .22 Long Rifle cartridge, made by Walther. It is of bullpup design and constructed of polymer and steel.

The rifle can be configured for both left and right hand shooters. The stock is designed so that the ejection port and cocking handle can be relocated to the other side for left-handed shooters. A spare magazine, held by friction, is stored inside the polymer stock behind the magazine well.[3] It was produced in matte black or green.[3]

The G22 can achieve shot groups as small as 1.25 inches (32 mm) at 50 yards (46 m).[3] Spacers allow the butt of the stock to be adjusted to the user's preference.[3]

Three Weaver rail mounts are present on the G22: the top handle scope mount (which also has an integrated movable six-setting rear sight,) a small mount just below the muzzle intended for a Walther-produced laser sight, and a longer mount under the forearm for bipods, flashlights, etc.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walther G22 .22 LR Semi-Automatic Rifle".
  2. ^ a b "Walther G22 Safety & Instruction Manual" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b c d e Wilson, Jim. "Walther Model G22". Shooting times. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-11-05.