1. The 1938 serial number range of 174,000 t0 250,000 he stated is too large. Most Walther collectors have established the 1938 serial number range to be 1276xx to 1745xx. The serial number range he gave comprised most of 1939.
2. PL grips were not available for purchase to add to an existing PPK. There is NO evidence ever found to show advertising in dealer catalogs that offered PL PPK grips for sale to Political Leaders. Nothing. Both RZM PPKs and PL grip PPKs were only available from the Walther factory or authorized retailers. They could not be purchased from the RZM.
2. PL PPKs sales were not limited primarily to 1938. No evidence for this statement. Most reported PL examples date after 1938.
3. Cleaning kit included a cloth rag folded in the aluminum box. Also Walther provided PL holsters with their sales when requested and available.
4. PL grips were injection molded plastic, not Bakelite.
5. Many experienced Walther collectors believe black PL grips were prepared after occupation of the town for GI consumption. By late war when the black grip PL PPKs were supposedly produced and sold, the party had scaled back availability of the PPK due to Walther's increasing military production. This is documented in party circulars.