The S/N on mine is S0618xx and it was purchased new in 07/1989. Unfortunately, the original Walther case and the target are stored away where it's a PITA to get to right now so I can't confirm any "born on" date (I keep it in a padded, flannel lined gun bag). I do know that the place I bought it from told me they had just gotten it in shortly before I looked at it, so I imagine it was made sometime earlier that year. What you described as the stampings/engravings on the pistol are the same as mine.I have the same problem. I have the receipt for the PPK/S 380 when I bought it new for 1/11/86 and the test target says 8/26 shot at 15meters. So I guess it has to be at leasts 1985 or just a bit earlier. It was new when I bought it.
It is an Interarms Alexandria Virginia on the right side and Walther made in U.S.A on the left. The piece in the injection port has what looks like a VA stamped on it. Ser. Number is S032037.
Can anyone give me any info on this pistol and if this is a good bad or indifferent PPK/S?
thanks for the help
The only real mechanical problem I've ever had with the gun was that the original recoil spring broke about two coils from the end that rests against the frame. I had some FMJ ammo feed problems shortly after I replaced the spring but they seem to have disappeared with no issues for over 250 rounds of FMJ now. Never had a problem with JHP.