Walther Forums banner

1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have just obtained a E/N Walther PP/RFV #161,762P (17614W) produced in early/mid 1940 with a 60 degree safety. This appears to be one of the earliest E/N RFV’s documented. Rankin estimates E/N marked production appears around 160,000P, but documents PPK #161,690P as evidence. Can anyone offer PP/RFV’s serial numbered between 160,000 and 161,726?

Second, in investigating the relationship of production of PP/RFV’s and SS contract PP’s (Stepan, 2012) there is some evidence these bear a relationship. In comparing Stepan’s serial number blocks to those of available samples of RFV’s I find some evidence of juxtaposition including: in 1940, RFV 161,726P [17614W] to 161,757P-162,736P (SS/PP, Stepan); in 1938, 144,819P [17090W] to 144,315P-144,492P (SS/PP, Stepan). What do we know about the historical ordering of pistol orders as the relationship of the RFV and SS changed?

Third, although the relationship between serial number and RFV number in general ascends together by sampling what is available to me I note a break in 1937 at #970,941. Are there earlier breaks in the ascension?
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Top