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Post war Walthers have last 2 of year.. or 2 lettercode like H&K
The switch from the last 2 of the year to 2 letters came in 1977

Now if you have a early PP you be best of to go to the P38forum.com Dieter Marschall in Germany has a data base, with which he can date them to about the month of production.........
 

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ID would be 1983

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The "J" is left out as it is looks almost identical to the "I" when used as a capital letter in German writing
 

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Ok thanks.You'll probably be hearing from me again as I'm just starting to get into Walthers.I have quite a few expensive Colts and Smiths.so whenever I get into a type of gun I usually go crazy and buy sometimes beyond my means.I'll probably be dumping quite a few guns during the Wanamacher show in Tulsa at the end of March.Unfortunatly I'll probably have to let the first $5,000 go towards tax purposes,but I usually sell two to three times that much,so I'll probably be able to bring home,or trade for a couple Walthers.
 
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