Re: walther pp 7.65
In 1952 Walther entered into a licensing agreement with Manurhin, Bourtzwiller, Mulhouse, France. Walther was just coming out of WW II and had moved from their original location in East,Germany ( ahead of the Russians ). Walther was in a place called " between a rock and a hard place " in regards to equipment and cash. Manurhin made the guns, shipped them to Germany , either in parts or completed, Walther inspected them, did any required finishing, proofed them under German law and roll marked ( etched rather ) their names on them.From 1952 until 1984 all Walther PP's and PPKs were made in France, even if they are considered to be made in " Germany ". Manurhin was also allowed to make and sell their version under their own name. You do not have a Walther PP, You have a Manurhin PP. Same gun, same equipment used to make both Walther and Manurhin guns, but still yours is labeled Manurhin and normally worth about 15 to 25 percent less than if it had Walther's named etched on the slide. Post war, made between 1952 and 1984.
Last edited by RJay; 12-07-2011 at 12:11 AM..