I have read these threads on the PPK/S with great care. There is lots of fine info here but I'm still trying to get a ball park date for the manfacture of my Manurhin 380 PPK/S...SN 264743 S... stamped made on France with the French proof marks. It is a great pistol, in great condition and extremely accurate!
If any of you have an idea when it was made I'd be glad for your help.
This is one of the last PPK/S made by Manurhin in 1985. Production stopped with serial number 267721S in 12/85.
Your gun is a last days made Walther/Zella Mehlis PP (1945). AC was the war code of Walther/ZM. In the last days of WW II they put together what they had on stock. That's the reason why the numbers are not matching. The fact that the gun shows no proof mark let me believe that this is one of the guns they found in the factory, when the US Army arrived in Zella Mehlis.I'm 33 and have an old Walther PP in pretty nice condition that I inherited from my father when he passed away. Its been a long time but if I remember correctly he told me that he got it from his dad who fought in Europe during WW2 which leads me to think that its pretty old.
A lot of folks on this forum seem to have Walthers with proof marks like eagles, N, crowns, etc but mine has none of that. The only markings on this gun are the little Walther flags on each side of the hand grip and two serial numbers...one on the right side frame of the gun just behind the trigger and the second on the barrel on the right side just in front of the ejection port. Both serial numbers are 6 digits long, start with 38, and have a P at the end... 3820XXP and 3867XXP. The serial number on the barrel also has the letters 'ac' underneath it.
Just hoping with this info there may be someone that can shed some light