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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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    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

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    A picture, please.

    Jim
  3. gary/Caveman Welch

    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    I finally figured out how to post a photo Jim,
    Thanks
    Gary
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    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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    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
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    gary/Caveman Welch New Member

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    Here are more photos of the nazi Walther PP showint the added "P""
    Thanks Jim

    Gary
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    Jim
    Here is a better photo of the "P"
    Gary

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    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

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    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
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    The "p" means 1 million, thus whatever the serial number add 1 mil.
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    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
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    And it really looks like a " d ".
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    Thanks guys for looking. one of these days we'll figure out what that "P" or "d" means on the Walther
    Gary
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    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
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    Thanks Jim
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