Walther ppk dating
This one has the serial number stamping oriented like later PP pistols.It's finish is original and it's all matching, but the finish has some pitting and bluing loss.
It has a six digit serial number (787547) without suffix; a 90 degree safety and the more extended barrel that protrudes from the receiver at the muzzle. When the manual safety is disengaged, Smith & Wesson’s Product Engineering Group has determined that the possibility exists in certain firearms that lowering the hammer may cause a chambered round to fire. Smith & Wesson has identified a condition that may exist in certain PPK and PPK/S pistols which may permit a round to be discharged without the trigger being pulled.Walther's produced before that had commercial markings and the city of manufacture was Zella-Mehlis.Walther's produced after the war are either marked as being made by Manurhin in France, or at Ulm, Germany.The number is 389337 P, and directly below it is the AC maker code. Any help that can be offered would be greatly welcomed.
Walther's with the "ac" code were produced ONLY during WWII from "about" 1942 to Spring 1945.
MODEL PPK/S & VARIATIONS - .22 LR, .32 ACP, or .380 ACP cal., similar to PPK, except has larger PP frame to meet import requirements of 1968, 3 1/4 in.
under license from Walther by Interarms), 10 (.22 LR) or 8 (.32 ACP and .380 ACP) shot, double action, fixed sights.
Any significance to the fact it was made before 1941 and that it has no other mark?
Regards and many thanks again, Crow See this table to determine which year your pistol was made: https://forums.gunboards.com/attachme...7&d=1279868767 It is important to realize that Walther made PP for a long time, since 1929.
What resources (internet and books) are out there that might help me improve my knowledge of these pistols since i am about to be the owner of one?