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hi everyone.

I have just acquired an early production ZM PP, serial number 7596xx.

Overall good condition, bluing 80-85%, nice barrel and crown.

Blued chamber, X-grips, 90 degree safety, large hole hammer and serial number inverse (read with gun pointing at you).

One query I have is about the serial number stamped on the right hand of the slide. I was told that these were issued to the Reich Bank...?

I have another early PP but the numbers on the slide are stamped just behind the extractor (vertically) while these are horizontal.

Pictures attached to shed some light.

Many thanks.
 

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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.
 
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Very nice. I have a refinished PP with 754725. Just a bit earlier than yours.
 
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For the OP, I always ask of you folks overseas...
How much trouble is it to own a pistol on Malta?
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For the OP, I always ask of you folks overseas...
How much trouble is it to own a pistol on Malta?
Thanks,
Moon
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鈥檝e been helpful.
 

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Thankee, Malteser. Interesting and informative, and glad you are able to enjoy your guns without too much interference, especially in the EU.
Moon
 
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