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Mazman1 09-18-2019 12:52 AM

Can anyone identify the approximate date of this P1?
2 Attachment(s)
On the left side of the slide:
P1 Kal 9mm
3/78 followed by a 4 -point star then a space and 812

On the left side of the frame:
059804W 11.74 followed by a circle with a dot in the middle

On the right side of the slide and frame:
2 proof marks on each. (see attached pic)

Thanks to anyone that can help.

Arlo 09-18-2019 01:33 AM

The serial number suggests it was built late 50's early 60's. The W 11/74 indicates it was refurbished in Nov. '74. The slide is not original and was manufactured in 1978.

Kar98 09-18-2019 07:38 AM

Concur. If the frame were made in 1978, it would have the hex bolt.

MGMike 09-26-2019 09:10 PM

Ask yourself: What's the d.o.b. of a cat with 9 birth certificates and replaceable parts?


Absalom 09-27-2019 01:13 PM

Indeed. Many of the Bundeswehr pistols were refurbished so often and thoroughly that for all practical purposes they're parts guns. Guns with three different St. Wendel date stamps are around.

As a shooter, in terms of expected durability, treat the gun as if it were as old as the oldest major part, in this case apparently the frame.

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