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Old 01-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Walther Manufacture Dates

Was wondering how old my GX-1 was and I sent an e-mail to Walther and this was the response.

When and where was my Walther weapon produced?

As this kind of investigation is very time-consuming and for that reason very expensive, we are unfortunately only able to provide these information to law enforcement agencies free of charge. For answering to inquiries of private individuals we have unfortunately to charge a service fee.

Please find hereafter some general information which will help you to identify your weapon in an easy way.

For all weapons produced prior to the end of WW II in ZELLA-MEHLIS, we do not have any records as the factory there was totally destroyed and all documents got lost in the chaos of war. In the case you own a PP or PPK with letters “P” or “K” at the end of serial number it is a pistol produced prior to 1945. Weapons produced after WW II were manufactured in ULM-DONAU.

Concerning pistols produced by MANURHIN in France and sold under the name MANURHIN we do not have any records, too, and cannot help you with the identification. The same situation we have with the US-made stainless pistols model PP, PPK or PPK/S.

Since 1958 all German weapons had been marked with the German proof marks and in addition with the last two numbers of the year of proof i.e. 67 = 1967. Since 1968 the year of proof is coded by two letters. This code can be translated in the following manner:

A=0, B=1, C=2, D=3, E=4, F=5, G=6, H=7, I=8, K=9. In order to avoid any confusion, there is only an “I” and not a “J”. Hence, a weapon marked with the code “HK” was proofed by a German proof house in 1979.
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First we've seen that they've started charging for this information. It also may depend on who is actually answering the email and what mood that person is in on any given day ... who knows? But thanks for sharing this just the same.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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You also have to remember that after the last war, because of the Nuremberg trials, the German no longer keep records like they use to do.
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Hi, So my KKM is marked Serial Number 00xx58 with no letters. Does that mean it is a 1958? Thanks
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No; that's the last two digits of the serial number. See the last paragraph in the opening post in this thread. That's the key to unlocking when your rifle was made.
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Those are the only numbers/letters that I could find. Where should I be looking to find either the proof mark numbers or letters? Thanks again
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Here is a compilation of serial numbers of KKJ and KKM rifles that Gwelo on RFC and I came up with so far:

You can find it on RFC
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:15 PM   #9
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hi can i ask were to find the date of manu on my rifle serial
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I have another KKJ .22 for your list, date was given to me by Walther as the barrel had no date stamp. Rifle was originally sold in Germany.

416** - 1960

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