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Read all the threads on these and understand they were manufactured between 1953-1956, wood grips were NVA and bakelite grips were Volkspolizei, earliest from existing Walther components and new production in Suhl. Example is in the 101 serial number range. Does anyone know how to date these and how many were manufactured? Thank you so much in advance.

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Some examples (sadly not all) show a GDR-proof date. For example 454 = April 1954.
 

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Thank you Martin. I'm aware of what you're referencing, however my example does not have date stamps - exclusively serial number, model number, VOPO proofs, and Made in Germany for United States compliance of the firearms country of origin (translation none of the bollocks AC, GP, or Hammerli markings). Are we able to determine date of manufacture based on serial numbers in the case of the East German guns? Thank you again.

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Refering to Dieter Marschall's book 'Die Faustfeuerwaffen der bewaffneten Organe der SBZ/DDR':
On page 44 he shows a picture of a 'Waffenzustandskarte' for a P1001, cal. ,22lr., SN 10086, year of made = 1960 (?). This implied a longer production range for this 'trainee gun'. But we do not really know...
 
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