Originally Posted by inplanotx
Okay, another "perfect" 60 year old pistol. We can really get going on this one. First off, condition means percentage of bluing left on the weapon. Is it 100% as it just came from the factory? Does it have holster wear that is normal when it is carried in a holster? The grip panels have no wear at all? There are no markings on the pistol? Any proof marks you can tell us about on the pistol? Can you give us the serial number so we can find out exactly what we are talking about here? Please use the form 123,xxx. Then maybe you can post a picture so we can give you even better information? We cannot help you unless we have data to work with. Please get back to us with specifics. Thanks.
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Ok, I now have the gun in front of me so I can give you more detailed info. Regarding the extent of bluing loss, there is slight loss at the end of the barrel and in the trigger area. The grip handles have no wear at all. There are no scratches or blemishes to speak of anywhere on the gun. The serial number is 208056 K. The following is inscribed on one side:
WALTHER (within a scroll) Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur.) Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65 mm. On the other side, besides the serial numbers, which appear two places, on the barrel and near the trigger, there is some sort of mark stamped in two places in the shell discharge area. The mark begins with what appears to be a Z. I can't make out the rest of it. Regarding the holster, it is not dry rotted. It is stamped D.R.G.M. with a mark above it which looks to be two crossed rifles. Below the D.R.G.M. is a round shaped area of wear with a few pin holes in the center which I'm guessing might have been from a badge or pin of some kind.
I hope this is enough information. I've attached some pictures as well. I'm not planning to sell this gun but just want a general idea of what it is worth. Thank you all.