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Old 08-20-2020, 06:34 PM
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Hi Folks!

In tonight’s exciting episode of “What Did I Buy?” we have a Walther PP, the first Walther pistol I’ve ever owned or even handled …

The serial number is 51438LR. It’s stamped “Made in W. Germany”, and it has the Interarms sunburst import mark. It appears to have a steel frame and steel slide, and it’s beautifully blued. It has rubber/plastic grips.

So where does it fit in the wide, wide world of PP variants? When was it made? Was it actually made in Germany or assembled from French-made parts?

And more importantly, what suggestions do you folks have for it’s proper care, feeding, takedown and so on. It is in like-new condition, and I don’t want to muck it up.

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Dave
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Old 08-23-2020, 04:42 PM
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You should be able to estimate the year of manufacture from the proof mark code. The photo is not sufficiently clear to make it out properly, but, for example, II would be 1988, which would be consistent with a genuinely German-made gun, prior to re-unification.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:08 PM
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You should be able to estimate the year of manufacture from the proof mark code. The photo is not sufficiently clear to make it out properly, but, for example, II would be 1988, which would be consistent with a genuinely German-made gun, prior to re-unification.
Ah, the two letters next to the nitro proof mark are "IC".

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IC is 1982.
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Old 08-23-2020, 09:30 PM
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IC is 1982.
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