Walther PP- Help needed


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crashanater
July 27, 2012, 12:02 AM
i recently got my late Grandfather's walther pp in .380 acp but i have some confusion as to i.d.ing the manufacture. thanks in advance.

slide left side: walther logo, Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. Modell PP Cal. 7.65 mm ( the 7.65 is etched out), what appears to be an eagle stamp, next to the eagle is . 380 A.C.P. stamped onto the slide.

frame left side: no markings what so ever.

slide right side: interarms/va ( no large logo just the words lightly engraved/stamped)

frame right side: sn 3243xx, an eagle below the sn and to the right of the 3 is a *ed out symbole.

barrel/ejection port: 62, antler, eagle

other: the hammer, trigger, trig guard, extractor, and mag release are a reddish metal. the grips are a smooth black/dark brown peral styleish grips. the mag is stamped made in france one side the other, 37599 etched in, manurhin, pp 765, it has 7 holes but only takes 7 380s and i belive the mag is a 32 mag.

i belive this is some sort of referb or left over parts build.

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usp9
July 27, 2012, 08:25 AM
Here's my guess;
Your PP was manufactured in France, as they were back then in 1962.
Shipped to Walther's facility in Ulm for assembly and proofing.
Interarms imported the PP. Perhaps this was a very early import for Interarms.
Somewhere along the line, (I'm thinking after it was originally sold as a 7.65mm), the barrel was changed to a 9mm short),

My 7.65mm Sig P230 and .380 P232 also use the same magazines. 8 rounds of 7.65 Vs. 7 rounds of .380acp.

How does it shoot?

crashanater
July 27, 2012, 04:48 PM
That makes the most sence, i guess my gramps had the barrel replaced. personally i have not shot it yet, but my grampa's friend who i bought it from said it worked flawlessly everytime he shot it. SO im guessing the 62 on the barrel would not be the correct year of mfg? thanks for the help usp9.

-Nick

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