Pre war PPK .23 with 6 point star

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  1. don bizarro

    don bizarro New Member

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    My Brother came into a Walther PPK Pre K serial number gun with a 6 point star after the serial number and I am wondering has any one else seen this configuration before? I have seen many but have not come accross this before?
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    If possible a picture is needed of the markings
  3. don bizarro

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    I am at work till 9 eastern and when I get home I will try to put them up.

    Thanks, Don
  4. don bizarro

    don bizarro New Member

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    here is a picture of the PPK and serial number

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    We need someone who is better versed in PPs and PPKs. If that is a 6 didgit serial number it should have a Crown over and N proof mark, 1938/40. The closest mark to yours I could find is the the 6 pointed star that the Israeli Police used on their P-38s , a 6 pointed star with a stylized D in the middle. Your pictures are a little fuzzy but it appears that there is a mark in the middle os the star. Is there.?
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  6. don bizarro

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    Looks like a circle in the middle of the star to me but will try to get better pics.
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    A stylized Hebrew letter that resembles the letter D would appear as a circle. I think you have an ex Israeli police weapon. If they used P-38s in their early years there's no reason they also didn't use PPKs.
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    I can't help with the "star" (which looks more like a flower), but the gun dates to 1935 and the crown/N nitro proof marks appear to be present.

    Jim
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    Jim, Zoom it up to 400 and it definatly looks like 6 pointed star. Identical to one shown in the Walther book.
  10. don bizarro

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    Which Walther book, I have 2 books on the way!
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    new close up of PPK with star after serial number

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    The quick reference I use is Dieter H. Marschall's "WALTHER POSTOLS, MODELS 1 THROUGH P99" The illustration I was referring to is on page 84. It still looks like a 6 pointed star to me:)
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    I have seen that book for sale and will now order it! Thanks for the help!
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