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Old 09-27-2019, 04:45 PM   #11
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Keep the info rolling, boys! Here's the left slide. Thanks again to all! It was hard to tell which had the best light, so I sent 'em all!
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:02 PM   #12
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Strange to see a French proofed Walther..

I was under the same impression, Metradio, that un-heat treated parts were sent back to Ulm for stamping, heat treating and proofing, the proof house being considered the country of manufacture.
Were slides and frames commonly mis-matched during some transitional period perhaps?

Can someone enlighten me about how to add the shaded box with a quote such as: "Metradio said..."
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:07 PM   #13
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The rollmarks on the slide are period correct so far. The slide should have the old style rear sight, no serial number on the right side, and the left grip plate shouldn't have the "Made in Germany" marking. Then it is still a compiled gun but at least the parts are from the same time frame.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:16 PM   #14
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Were slides and frames commonly mis-matched during some transitional period perhaps?
I don't think so. I'd say that the mismatch occured much later.

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Can someone enlighten me about how to add the shaded box with a quote...
It's simple. You have to reply with a quote:

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Old 09-27-2019, 06:42 PM   #15
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Yup...looks like a "Frankengun". The frame and slide are most likely mismatched. This would not have been at the factory rather later in the lives of the weapons.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:22 AM   #16
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I don't think so. I'd say that the mismatch occured much later.
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Indeed.

Taking together the frame‘s vintage and the importer stamp, this is almost certainly a former police pistol or at least put together from such pistols.

So unless the importer did it, for a likely suspect for the re-assembly you‘d be looking for an agency which received both Manurhin- and Walther-finished versions of the PP, and whose armorers did their own refurbishments. The apparent absence of markings makes any positive determination impossible.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:50 AM   #17
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"It's simple. You have to reply with a quote:"
Did I get it right?
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:53 AM   #18
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That didn't work. How do I "pick up" the quote. Maybe be on regular computer, then I'd see the "Quote" button in the original post?
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:44 AM   #19
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Beginner question:
At what point did Walther start marking the serial number on the slide in addition to the frame?
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In the lower right-hand corner of the post to which you wish to reply will be a button labeled 'Quote'. Select that button and a reply box will populate with the text 'quoted' from the post that was selected. Place your cursor at the end of the quoted material, press the enter key to drop down a line, and type in your reply. When you post your reply, the blue box with the originally quoted text will appear in your post.
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