WW2 Walkther PP 32

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by gary/Caveman Welch, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Hi
    I am a long time FFL and collect Civil War, Indian wars, WW2 German....guns, photos, paperwork and such,
    I also collect WW2 Walther PP 32's. My latest has got me stumped. It is Nazi proofed, Eagle over N...all that is correct. The Serial # on the right side of the grip is: 227566p.....cool....but on top of the ser. # is a "d" or a "p" which would face the trigger.
    Does anyone out there know what that added letter means???
    Thanks
    Gary
     

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  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    A picture, please.

    Jim
     

  3. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    I finally figured out how to post a photo Jim,
    Thanks
    Gary
     
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Hopefully Jim can come up with something, The mark was added after it left the factory, it was poorly struck and uses a different font. It may have been added later by a previous owner as a personal identification mark. I can find nothing in my references to cover it.
     
  5. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Thanks
    The picture does not do it justice....the"P" OR "d" is professionally stamped but like you said not at the factory. I'll try to add another photo for a better angle.
    Thanks very much
    Gary
     
  6. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Here are more photos of the nazi Walther PP showint the added "P""
    Thanks Jim

    Gary
     
  7. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Jim
    Here is a better photo of the "P"
    Gary
     

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  8. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    Well, that picture does a better job of showing it. It does look professionally stamped. Still looking but still no ideal of it's significance.
     
  9. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    I went thru all my WW2 German books on Walthers/Lugers/P38 et al.....struck out.
    I agree...it is a professional Stamping. And looks like it my have been stamped during the war.
    Thanks Jim
    Gary
     
  10. abuch

    abuch New Member

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    Sep 12, 2010
    The "p" means 1 million, thus whatever the serial number add 1 mil.
     
  11. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Sorry, it doesn't indicate one million. Walther never came anywhere near the million number with the P suffix; production ended with about 397,000 P.

    Jim
     
  12. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    And it really looks like a " d ".
     
  13. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Thanks guys for looking. one of these days we'll figure out what that "P" or "d" means on the Walther
    Gary
     
  14. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    FWIW, the d or p was stamped after the gun was finished and blued, in other words, after the serial number and suffix letter. So it was probably an after-factory mark.

    Jim
     
  15. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Fresno, CA
    Thanks Jim
    Gary/Caveman
    Fresno, CA
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