Walther ppk serial dating

Are there any markings on the frame above the trigger under the ejection port? Crow Crown over N stamp shows that the pistol was test fired using ammunition loaded with smokeless gunpowder.At the War's Closing it is not surprising that some marks were omitted. can't seem to find any links to manufacture dates, etc. steve It might be easier just to sell it to a more informed buyer. It is part of a system that Germany adopted in 1891.Are there any markings on the frame above the trigger under the ejection port? If the guy is to lazy to do his own research and has no idea what he is looking at he will probably come back complaining anyway. According to one book I've read, quite a few "AC" marked PP's were assembled at the end of the war from remaining parts. Crow Hello, i am new to Walther pistols and am buying one with what appears to be a horizontal "N" with something (crown? NAZI government changed the appearance of various marks. If your PP has Crown over N, then it was made before 1941, otherwise it was made after 1941.[QUOTE=lonegunman;1408581]It might be easier just to sell it to a more informed buyer.Hello Gary, you seem to know about these things, so I'd like to ask you a question if you don't mind. It would not be uncommon for one of them to lack a few acceptance stamps. If the guy is to [sic] lazy to do his own research and has no idea what he is looking at he will probably come back complaining anyway... So the question is, how much tolerance do you have in dealing with jerks?I have one more question though: Being new to Walthers i went ahead and bought a magazine for the .380 Walther i bought but have yet to receive.When i got it i noticed it has a ridge on the left side, while other magazines i see are smooth on both sides.None of the books i have discuss the difference in magazines, nor mention the ridge (elevation) on the side.Can someone explain to me if this means the magazine is for a post WW2 Walther .380, PP or PPK perhaps?

attachmentid=334827&d=1279868767 It is important to realize that Walther made PP for a long time, since 1929.Pistols are not my strong point, so I need help dating this pistol.It is a standard PP, there are no markings on it except for the serial number and maker code.If all you have is just the regular Cown N mark, then most likely you have a pistol made for commercial sales. I know a little bit about Walther PP because I own three that were made after WW Two by Manuhrin, France under license from Walther. Your best bet is take some photographs and start your own thread.Maybe others will recognize something that you do not know is important. i think you are right that it was destined for commercial sales; the next question is, what is its value.Hello, i am new to Walther pistols and am buying one with what appears to be a horizontal "N" with something (crown? Crown over N stamp shows that the pistol was test fired using ammunition loaded with smokeless gunpowder.It is part of a system that Germany adopted in 1891.Crow I had previously asked about a pre-war Walther PP and got invaluable information from the one of the members.If anyone knows of a site where this information is available, please let me know. For everybody's information, the post-WW2 serial #s can be found in Dieter Marschall's book on Walthers.Walther's produced after the war are either marked as being made by Manurhin in France, or at Ulm, Germany.So, if it's got an "ac" code and no other marks on the slide..... Walther stopped using their commercial markings on the PP late in the war (late 1944 I've been told) and went to the 'ac' marking to help speed production, along with other short cuts along the way.

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