Walther ppk serial number dating
On the lhs the slide is marked " Carl Walther Waffenfabrik - Modell PPk Kal. The shown pistol a Walther PPk – L ( L = leicht = light ) # 503019 belonged to the “ 1.Jagdstaffel des Jagdgeschwaders 74 Mölders” ( first fighter squadron of the fighter group 74 “Mölders” ) of the Bundesluftwaffe.Trying now to find the history if it, but hard to do when both owners of it have passed away Father and Uncle.also looking for some kind of value on it for insurance purpose SN is 8302XXI just came into possession of a Walther PPK RZM 7.65 I know very little about pistols but have been surfing the web and I see I may have a great find.In the year 1956 the Walther PPk was introduced by the Bundeswehr as pistol P 21.First of all the pilots of the Bundesluftwaffe ( Airforce ) have equipped with it.This pistol was phosphated later on during a main overhaul. Many of these particular pistols are showing an ugly greenish coat . I wonder if it is a Bundesluftwaffe or an Army issue. The stamp reads : Stab Flg Grp LTG 62 = Stab der fliegenden Gruppe Lufttransportgeschwader 62 ( air transport squadron ). By the way the date on the holster is different from the date on the strap... Fausto 453153453161453169Sorry Fausto, But I can not give a revealing information on this shoulder holster.The phosphate layer is so thick that you can read the inscriptions and stampings only bad. Also, can you identify the stamp on the green label ? The serial number of the pistol is 141389 Thank you so much ! If the box is numbered to the pistol you got a meanewhile quite rare example. I will surely look at the box when the pistol will be at home... Got this P.21 shoulder holster which is different from the variations reported in this thread. There were three different shoulder holster in use, the dark brown example was the most used.
The pilot carries the PPk in a kind of well known shoulder holster. Now for the question: If these are current issue then how is it that you have a complete weapons issue ?? Only the spare mag ist not shown with its small leather pouch. It is a bit curious that only PPks which passed a main overhauling are marked like this. Fritz Here are the manufacturers of the shoulder holster and the spare mag pouch observed by me. You can see that some but not all holsters are accepted with an ink stamp. How one sees collecting of contemporary weapons also can be very interesting.Meanwhile these pistols are more and more becomming rare. Unfortunately I know that this specimen has civilian German proof marks added after its dismission from the Bundeswehr... It seems that the other two are a kind of test models.Fritz Hello "Fritz", If you feel like copying from my article in Deutsches Waffen Journal, 2/2001, why don't you at least give me creditand quote my article? Interesting enough both light brown examples have the same nato number.Your discussions, feedback and comments are welcome here as long as they are relevant and insightful. We reserve the right to edit as appropriate, delete profane, harassing, abusive and spam comments or posts, and block repeat offenders.All comments are held for moderation and will appear after approval.