Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. The grips are marked with the Walther logo on both sides. I have one more question though: Being new to Walthers i went ahead and bought a magazine for the. Approximate serial number range: 2. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. Many people think there is a definite block of serial numbers for these guns, but there was no such block reserved just for this purpose. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition January 27, 2009.
The serial number on the slide is the same without the A suffix. Is the letter at the end of the serial number significant This seems to be a really well made pistol and I am looking forward to shooting it this Saturday. You will need the exact serial number to find the correct result. This pistol was developed with military and law-enforcement in mind and so should put up with even the harshest treatment. The P99 and its variants are also made under licence by. Over the years, I've aquired a lot of.
There is no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks and light operational wear. Pistols of the German Wehrmacht. Collectors who spend enough time around European firearms will often notice that the guns are littered with a variety of odd markings, letters, and other stamps that seem like some sort of secret code language from another world. Walther Model 4 The Walther Model 4 by Ed Buffaloe The Walther Company was founded in 1886 by Carl Walther in the town of Zella St. I can find no prood marks anywhere on the gun. The hollow cross pin that secures the lower end of the backstrap was designed to function as a loophole for attachment of a lanyard.
The finish is what Walther calls Tennifer. Bear in mind that because you are choosing an alternate route, there is a margin of error in the results that you receive. We are trying to find out more about the pistol but the only thing we can find the eagle with the n below it proof on the cylinder nitro tested. It may be on the frame of the gun, above the trigger guard or on the grip. Reassemble in reverse order, by placing the tapered end of the recoil spring back over the barrel it is directional, so friction holds it into place. I have search the net with no more definitive results.
I am not able to post pictures right now but will upload them in the morning when I get to my computer. The original, first-generation P99 had a traditional with a. Intended to help guarantee the quality of firearms produced in each nation, proof laws laid forth a set of standards that gun manufacturers must adhere to in order to market their products. It might be easier just to sell it to a more informed buyer. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! It would not be uncommon for one of them to lack a few acceptance stamps.
When the extractor is recessed a red coloured indicator at the end of the extractor also becomes visible. If the grips hadn't been made incorporating the Walther banner, they'd be unmarked, too. It is a rather unusual looking pistol with most of the extended part of the barrel cut down to the front of the slide. Walther used a four pointed star as a stamp, and maybe the fourth point didn't strike properly. Almost all Walther models were produced at the Zella-Mehlis plant before and during the war. A non-standard hole in the striker channel ensures sufficient water displacement if the weapon becomes completely flooded with water.
Starting in 1942, exterior machining suffered in favor of higher volume production. The standard sights are high-contrast 3 dot sights with contrast enhancements that have been painted with afterglow paint that can aid target acquisition under unfavourable lighting conditions. Post-war P38 serial number versus date production chart This information is taken only from original. These are wonderful pieces of history and fun to shoot. Of course, that brings up the next point, which trigger pull, it has 3 of them! The company manufactured rifles and shotguns that were hand fitted, and quickly gained a reputation for superior quality that has remained associated with the Walther name to this day. Magazines can be interchanged between the two models, but the pistols are considered to be two separate types, and are easily distinguished from each other by the trigger guard, grip and slide design. Finnland, Sweden, and Norway all bought in quantity for their national police forces.
It is the part with the serial number that is recorded in the dealers log book when. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. None of these were factory inspected or test fired. Do not pull the trigger with the gun disassembled, as it could damage the lockwork. Later ones were and are unreliable and left the original design The pre-1968s were superbly reliable, even with the early Super Vel hollow points.
Try to determine the manufacture date from the serial number. Regardless it was one of the last batches made in the final months before before the bell rang. However, the Walther copied the configuration of the , with a fixed barrel, the extractor on top of the gun, and the slide cut away in the front to reveal the barrel. For dating purposes, each letter corresponds to a specific number 0-9 and together, the two letters represent the final two digits of the production year. The magazine release will push from either side. Sights are click-adjustable for windage.
Officially, these markings are known as proof marks or proof stamps. Probably late 1929 or sometime in the first quarter of 1930. Is there any place where a collector could find production dates for Walthers regarding their serial number? I believe it was either rushed out to meet the need, or more likely because of the rough hand stamped numbers, one put together for the invading victors for a carton of cigarette's. I was also thinking 500 but like Jim, I now try and stay away from values. The Walther Handgun Story, by Gene Gangarosa, Jr. What does N mean and the other character? On the earliest pistols, the right side of the slide was blank. According to some sources, the.