The East Germans made Walthers without markings so I guess that's a possibility. GI's built whatever they could assemble out of captured parts at the end of WWII. Interarms wasn't the first to think of putting a PPK slide on a PP...I have a walther PPKS that has no markings on the gun at all not on the frame, barrel or slide. However, there is a number stamped on the front strap. Has anyone ever seen a gun like that?
It does look like an untreated slide...plus it has an ATF reference number. Short of melting it into a pile of slag and pretending I'd never seen the thing I'd send the numbers on the frame to the ATF and ask them to look it up. I'm guessing it's a lunch box gun...but it could be something else...hope that was helpful...Hi,
for me it seems that the slide was cut down heavily. Please compare your pic from the left side of the slide with the one I've attached here. I've marked the relevant areas and it should be clear what I mean without further explanations. That's how a untreated slide must look like.
I recently got a similar gun with exactly the same issue and send it back to the seller. He apologized for sending me such a trash and had to admit that I'm right.
I don't know...usually when folks grind the sides of the slide they flatten the pointy things you grab to pull the slide back. I'm just using a PDA but they look pretty sharp to me. Besides, it's most likely a secret CIA contract pistol sanatized for use by James Bond's counterpart. I think his name is Felix or something like that...On second look I would say this was an American made pistol, the large "bulge" surrounding the muzzle was typical of the American made PPK/S, also on second review.... the slide has been ground down. That doesn't look like a "lunchpail" piece.