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  1. Seeking Grandfather's WWII PP - Mansfield, Ohio

    Trading Post / Parts Bin
    Seeking Grandfather's WWII Walther PP - Mansfield, Ohio Let me first qualify this post: this is request is a long-shot. My name is Matthew and I am an attorney in Cincinnati, OH. I am trying to track down my Granddad's Walther PP from WWII. My Granddad served in the US Air Force in WWII and...
  2. WW II Walther...NEED YOUR HELP!!!

    PP and TP Series
    Just recently picked up this WWII Walther beauty from a collector and am asking the all-knowing Walther gods on this forum to assist with the journey of discovering its history... Some noticeable markings include: - Left side slide reads: Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thür) Walther's...
  3. WWII - Walther PP 7,65

    PP and TP Series
    Hi everyone, my grandfather fought in WWII and brought back a Walther PP 7,65 m/m and I need help understanding when it was manufatured and what the value is (we're not interested in selling, just curious). Details: Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur) Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m Mod...
  4. WTS/WTT Walther PP in .32acp (WWII) FTF Ohio

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    Here is a Walther PP made between 1941-1945 (during WWII) from what I've been reading on the forums here. This is an unmarked one (aside from the SN, 387XXX P), which was probably one of their last-ditch efforts. This was probably a WWII GI bring back (no import markings) and was chromed a long...
  5. Help please- missing P38 markings WWII

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    I am in the process of buying a wwII era P38 for around $800 on layaway. It is my first Walther and I'm not sure if I paid too much (am paying too much). I noticed after the fact that it's missing inspection stamps on the right side of the slide. I haven't field stripped it so I don't know about...
  6. WWII Walther P38 Question

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    WWII Walther P38 W/ Holster Question Good Evening, I am new to this forum. I received a Walther P38 from a close friend who was a WW2 vet and recently passed away, it came with two magazines as well as a holster with a skull and crossbones pin on it. It seems to be in very good condition. I...
  7. Unmatched Late War PP? Value?

    PP and TP Series
    Hi all, I was looking at a PP at my LGS today. It's got a grayish blued finish around 90%, no rust or pitting, excellent bore, no proof markings anywhere, no Walther scroll or other markings, and mismatched serial numbers on the frame and slide of 389xxx and 385xxx, with a seperate "P" after the...
  8. 1939 PPK questions

    PP and TP Series
    ok, sorry if this should be posted elsewhere, i just made this account so that i could get some guidance on whether or not this thing is real or fake, if 1939 is the correct year, if its Luftwaffe. Etc. Ive heard it should have the eagle symbol stamped on the slide and frame, but i dont see it...
  9. Cosmoline Removal for a P38

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    Hello All, I am new to the Walther Forum and thought i would probe the community to see if anyone has any experience removing cosmoline from a P38. I have removed cosmoline from other surplus pistols but am a little more cautious in my approach with the P38 as I received a 1943 model in...
  10. Original 1945 PP mags

    Want To Buy
    Looking for a original 1945 mag for my walther pp i have. looking hopeful for factory original, pistol didnt come with any mag. wanted to get correct to complete collection.
  11. Questions on this PP

    PP and TP Series
    hello, new to trying to dig up history on pistols from what i think is WWII era. the following photos are of a pistol i happen to get from local gun shop, owner sold it to the shop for $25 and i offered them $75 to let me take it home right then, they were going to send it out to get re-blued...
  12. wwii walter police pistol with non-matching serial numbers, no stamp/markings

    PP and TP Series
    Hello. Please forgive me if I post in the wrong place. I am new to this forum and have never owned a gun before. First off, a little history: my husband is originally from France, and now our entire family have dual citizenship. Recently, my mother-in-law passed away and we traveled back to...
  13. RZM PPK looking for historical data

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    Hey everyone. This is my first post. I just traded a shin gunto WWII Japanese sword for this beautiful Walther RZM PPK. All matching with original magazine. I know very little about the RZM history pertaining to this firearm. Is there a good resource that anyone recommends where I can learn more...
  14. WWII Era PP (Maybe two?)

    PP and TP Series
    Newbie to the boards here. I recently inherited a Walther PP 7.65mm. Through a little research, I determined that it was manufactured in late 1944 for the German Police at the Zella-Mehlis factory. Interestingly, in trying to determine a value, I may have located another PP near to me that...
  15. Trying to buy a p38

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    So I am thinking about buying a p38 from a friend who tells me it was a German nazis gun in WWII however after I looked over the gun I realized the gun has English written all over including the safety/fire. And no nazi markings. I'm new to walthers and just want to know if Im buying an original...