Your other PP with the serial number marked vertically on the slide to the rear of the ejection port is what is considered the standard marking found on Reichsbank Walthers. The serial number placement is unconventional for Reichsbank marking. Your photos are not good enough to judge the quality of the stamping of the numbers. I would hate to think that someone attempted to simulate an RSHA marked Walther and perhaps ruined the gun.
Hi! Thanks for the interest.
Malta forms part of the EU so we do have some restrictions, however our legislation allows us to have (almost) any gun we want.
One has to obtain either a collector license or a sports shooter license. We have background checks and medical certificates need to be produced. No real limit on number of guns one could possess.
One could own functioning, full auto weapons, as long as these are pre-1946, and they cannot be taken to the range.
There are some newly introduced laws restricting ownership of high capacity magazines, but those regularly practicing shooting disciplines have no problem.
Hope I’ve been helpful.