Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My mystery Walther PP

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by ApacheCoTodd, Dec 4, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    Arizona
    Not being a Walther aficionado, I hope someone can point me to a Walther oriented page which might have the various markings for these pistols. I'm hoping that even with such light remaining markings - if I can see what it might be, there's a chance I can figure this pistols markings out by comparison of what is still there.

    It's a 7.65 and serial number 1237** P if that give a heads-up in any way.

    I doubt there's much collectibility to it so I'm thinking to work it over as a CCW alternative to the Sig 230SL when my wife pinches it from time to time.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
  3. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    Arizona
    Thanks RC. Yup, those words match my ghosty markings fairly well though the proof marks have been deliberately and almost completely removed.
     
  4. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    14,480
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    More likely a reblue after getting rid of a layer of pitting.. rusted from being stored in a holster maybe.
     
  5. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    Arizona
    I definitely se that as the course of events in its life.

    Looks like it'll be a CCW after being gone through.

    1938 Walther... wonder where it's been...
     
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    17,566
    Unless the serial number can be easily read, I would not carry that gun. If there is a problem, the cops will make hay about your "removing the serial number of the gun with criminal intent."

    Jim
     
  7. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2002
    Messages:
    14,480
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    Serial # looks clear on the frame to me (if indeed the blurred out part by the user isn't polished out) it's the slide that's had the worst of it.
     
  8. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,606
    Location:
    Arizona
    Seems like the serial number lucked out when this thing got walked into a polishing wheel. It is very clear and crisp though the photos don't show it.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page