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The Walther WA 2000 is a semi-automatic bullpup sniper rifle that was produced in the 1970s and 80's by the Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen company. It was produced in three different calibers; the 7.62x51mm NATO, the .300 Winchester Magnum and the 7.5x55mm Swiss caliber. Production of the rifle was limited and it was shortly stopped because it was too expensive to achieve widespread sales.

Specifications

  • Type: Sniper Rifle
  • Caliber: .300 Winchester, .308 Winchester, 7.5x55mm Swiss
  • Weight: 15.9 lbs (6.95 kg)
  • Length: 35.62 in (90.5 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 25.59 in (65 cm)
  • Capacity: 6 round detachable box
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

Appearance in The Living Daylights

James Bond (Timothy Dalton) uses a Walther WA 2000 sniper rifle given to him by Vienna station chief Saunders (Thomas Wheatley) to fire at the KGB sniper that turns out to be Kara Milovy.

After Bond inspects the WA 2000, Saunders offers him some ammunition. He assumes he would want the soft-nosed rounds. However, Bond prefers steel-tipped rounds, which he loads into the WA 2000, noting that KGB snipers usually wear body armor.

Video Game Appearances

The WA is a high-powered sniper rifle found in GoldenEye (2010 video game). Bond comes across it during the Outpost campaign level attached with a silencer. It is also a usable weapon in the multiplayer splitscreen, and it the online multiplayer. Online, it is unlocked by a player at rank 47 on the Wii version and at rank 34 on the Reloaded version. It is the second-to-last sniper rifle unlocked, and deals high damage with a high rate of fire. However, it has a relatively small clip, slow draw time, and slow reload.

In 007 Legends, it can be found in the Space Station single player mission, and can be unlocked online at rank 27. Its stats are extremely similar to those found in GoldenEye (2010).

Trivia

  • Due to the high cost of the rifle, only 176 units were ever produced; 10 of which are owned by Earl J. Sheehan Jr., President of Walther USA. The rifle is currently rare and very valuable.
  • A video game protagonist Agent 47 uses his WA2000 from the Hitman series as his weapon of choice.

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