Either the the start or there are collectors saying April the 1st. If you bid on the website we post. The checkering shows light wear. In the course of the last number of months I have been visiting and corresponding with Mr. As for the double fire I would guess that the firing pin spg might be broken.
I can find no prood marks anywhere on the gun. The key words are if genuine. I have met Pearson and traded views with him and have done business with him on a number of occasions. Any significance to the fact it was made before 1941 and that it has no other mark? His articles and the research that he developed was highly regarded and debated for years. We do find guns out of sequence, as for example with Eagle N proofed guns appearing before some higher numbered Crown N guns.
There are five main variations that have been identified. Therefore, in my book the variations have been kept to a minimum of five. The factory was captured in April 1. Sure does seem like a low nr since guns with WaA show up with some regularity. Has some holster wear on slide, but other than that, pretty clean with original bluing. Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 45% of its metal finish.
There is a spare magazine pouch sewn to the outside face of the holster and a single wide belt loop sewn to the back of the holster. One search field focuses specifically on stolen weapons, whereas the other search field is more general. Fortunately, given the historical background of Walther pistols, there are books available that list many of the serial numbers of the guns that were produced by Walther. The double action trigger pull is smooth and the single action pull is light with just a hint of creep. . We will purchase or consign single items or entire collections. The body of the holster is made from a single piece of leather with the front folded over and sewn along the rear edge and the back folded over to form the top flap.
Thus for the model 8 it became an A acht or eight in German , for their Model 9 it became an N neun for nine in German , and for their Olympia pistols they used the letter O. I aquired today the following. Still others will be found with Army acceptance marks in the form of an eagle, Swastika, and Waffenamt numbers. Guys, What do I have here and what is it worth! After approval the weapons were stamped with an inspection stamp Waffenamt. Yes the serial number seven and a half million and one. What does N mean and the other character? Their are very few people that can match his knowledge.
We acquire items of any vintage and any condition from estates for any liquidation purpose. No one has been able to locate it. Just my thoughts on the subject. Those will have poor finish, wood grips and no slide markings. These changes were not all made at once, and included the following in no particular order: The long overhang tang frame was introduced, the chamber was left blue rather than bright, the safety lever and extractor were standard blue rather than the fire blue finish, and the full serial number now became standard on the right side of the slide. I believe, thanks to Mr. Correct grips and finger extension magazine.
What would be a fair price of a pistol of this vintage in 98% condition, in your estimation? The gun has an eagle over the N. I have had a Russian researcher looking for those documents in the Soviet Archives for some time. Several years ago, I was contacted by Dieter Marschall the surviving author of The Red Booklet. The second ocurred in April of 1940 when the commercial test proof called Crown over N nitro was changed to the Nazi Eagle over N. Therefore, if your pistol has serial number or other features that show later manufacture, you may want to have a closer examination done. Nothing special or rare, dad just couldn't remember any markings. No way to answer without a detailed description of all markings, condition, finish, box, papers, accessories, etc.
When i got it i noticed it has a ridge on the left side, while other magazines i see are smooth on both sides. The empty weight is about 9. What would be a fair price of a pistol of this vintage in 98% condition, in your estimation? The serial number is 383199P, and is also stamped 'ac' under the serial on the slide, but not by the handle. Which brings me back to my original question: '. You will note that some of these numbers are in the 99xxx serial block, and one does not include the P suffix, which demonstrates that this change was introduced with some confusion. Here I have a weapon, that if it could talk would relate some fascinating accounts of that era between 1940 - 1945. The pistol is, I believe, in 95-98% condition.
It is cheap and the blowback guns recoil like a bigger caliber. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! The numbers assigned to the French Co. Can you guys help me out with the age of this pistol? We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! The Mauser plant in Oberndorf, Baden- W. The grip screw is sharp but shows surface loss. Keep in mind Hoffschmidt's book was written circa 1975, so it will have information that is more dated. There are other proof houses, but these have different symbols such as a bear for Berlin, a horse for Hanover, an oak leaf for Kiel, and a shield for Munchen.