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Danish Police PP ?… New Photos – Your Thoughts?

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Received the subject PP discussed in my earlier post titled: “PP Serial# on Slide https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pp-tp-series/114970-pp-serial-slide.html

MGMike, Absalom, Balogh, and others. Your posts have been very helpful. Your ideas about the replacement slide and Scandinavian police pistols seem to be on the mark. This may be the old thread referred to by MGMike: https://www.waltherforums.com/forum/pp-tp-series/13578-pp-32-no-loaded-chamber-indicator.html .

This Gun Broker Forum also mentions this:
GB Forum — No LCI on PP

The serial number is engraved (electric pencil like) inside top of slide. There is no Loaded Chamber Indicator and the last 3 numbers of the serial number are likewise engraved on the magazine floor plates. There is a test target in the original serial numbered box.

I’ve attached more pictures of this PP and hopefully they show better detail than my original post. I appreciate all the help you have generously shared with me. Thank you all.


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Interesting as I have always though Century's import was CAI. This is marked as CIA, so there is a whole string of potential stories there...all BS of course but still....
I don’t see any Danish markings.

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There are not any Danish markings. But other evidence provided by members of this forum point in that direction. Cracked Danish PP slides caused by hot ammo resulted in Denmark ordering new slides (1200-1500?). Walther manufactured the new slides and purposely omitted the loaded chamber indicator found on PPs. The date on this frame is 1973. The date code on the slide is 1988. The Danish slides also are found with the serial number electro-penciled on the inside top. This pistol has this. Reading old links on this forum suggest that post-war Denmark police PPs had no Danish markings. Can't be sure but it looks to be the case.
Indeed, while Swedish PP were usually marked on the right front, Danish pistols cannot be so identified and are most commonly caught by the presence of Danish-language stickers on the box or papers in the box.

As for the C.I.A. versus C.A.I., both sequences were used at various times by Century Arms as the import stamp. For a while the company was referred to as Century International Arms. I don‘t however know the details, or whether there is any connection to the change from Georgia VT to St. Albans VT. But it is the same outfit.
MurrayNevada, have a look at this post from 2015. Your PP probably looks more or less the same. Note how close the serial numbers are: The Danish police pistol 7.65

Does your PP has a lanyard loop too? Can you show a close-up of this mark?


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Here are a couple of close-ups (Best my camera will do) and the lanyard loop.


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MurrayNevada, I think it's obvious now that your PP is really a former Danish police pistol. I would like to have such a model in my collection. Enjoy it.
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Dieter H. Marschall Post about Danish Police PPs

From a Dieter H. Marschall post at Danish Walther PP .

"Hello everybody,
Please read below what I wrote in my book "Walther Pistols..." about this topic.
Best wishes,
Dieter H. Marschall

"Danish police PPs:
After forty and sometimes more years of service and presumably due to the use of a more powerful ammunition, some “Rigspolitiet” PPs and PPKs showed cracks in the slide. After a team from Walther/Ulm had inspected these pistols, there was an agreement in 1988:
Walther/Ulm provided 1500 reinforced replacement slides. Basically these slides were not reinforced, however, by adding any reinforcing material. There were simply some steps in production omitted, which weakened the slides. The signal pin as a loaded chamber indicator was eliminated. So the underside of the slide does not have to be milled through to give access to this pin. This underside remains massive and works as a cover for the firing pin (cf. PPs and PPKs in caliber .22 l.r.). A round firing pin (standard in series production from 1971/72) was used. So a cylindrical bore from the rear of the slide sufficed.
These replacement slides have the new box-shaped rear sights and the new, thicker and longer front sights. The slides were proofed by the Ulm proof house in 1988 and have the appropriate proof marks: “Federal Eagle over N”, “antler” (for Ulm proof house) and the year code “JJ” for 1988."
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