Does anybody really know the whole story about american Walthers? I believe they were made by a machining company out of Alabama for years and stamped with the Interarms Logo. So, whats the deal now? Did S&W simply buy the rights to make the guns and they are made in the same place? Did S&W buy all the tooling, move it to their factory and keep producing the guns? Did S&W set up a complete new shop with all new tooling to make the guns? S&W is a pretty good company when it comes to machine work, it would not bother me in the least if they started from scratch with all new production..Also, Does anybody know if the German Walthers were forged and then machined? Were the Interarms American Models also forged and machined or were they cast? Having looked at the insides of all my Walthers, I can't see any difference in the machine work, the American made one I have looks really well done and seems to shoot well. (I assume my latest aquisition is a transition model, it is a PPK/S without the extended beavertail but with the Springfield address) Anybody that can fill in any details, I would appreciate it.