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Walther PP/PPK Serial Numbers and Proof-firing:

It is extremely difficult to date PPs/PPKs according to the serial numbers — for several reasons:
a) Walther did not always produce a pistol for each consecutive serial number.
b) During the production process whole batches of pistols with consecutive serial numbers were set aside for future use — e.g. engravings or special contracts. Then the dates of production and proof firing can differ. This means that any PP/PPK with a serial number indicating a production before January 1940 may nonetheless have the “Eagle over N” proof marks.
c) The proof law, which determined the transition from “Crown over N” to “Eagle over N” was enacted halfway through the year 1939, but implemented as late as January 1940 only.
Until the introduction of the suffixes “P” and “K” both models were consecutively numbered in a joint serial number range.
Some serial number blocks, however, were used exclusively for special contracts — e.g. for the PPKs of the “Reichszeugmeisterei” (“RZM”) and the PPs resp. PPKs of the “Polizeidirektion München” (“PDM”) — see there.
In 1938 (presumably in April) Walther had to change their serial number system for two reasons:
a) The “magical” number 1 000 000 was almost reached.
b) Because of the arming of the German “Wehrmacht” (army, navy and air force) Walther became a large armament concern and had to restructure their operating system and their forms of organization.
The suffix “P” was added to the serial numbers of the Walther PP, resp. “K” to the ones of the Walther PPK. This alteration was not carried out at once and consistently though:
Walther PP: In the serial number range from 997 950 to about 998 080 there was simply the suffix “P” added to the serial number. Then it was left away again — e.g. SN 998 940 to 998 960. From about 998 784P to about 999 930P the first digit was omitted and the serial number had only five digits left — e.g. [9]99 940P. From 100 000P to about 399 000P the numbering was carried out consistently up to the last days of World War Two, when the suffix “P” was dropped again. The very last PPs, which were ever made, allegedly had the suffix “R” instead of “P”. But there is no proof or piece of evidence for that.
Walther PPK: Beyond serial number 999 800 there were about 9 670 PPKs produced with seven digit numbers (1 000 001 to 1 009 670) — the so-called “million series”. From serial number 172 000K onwards the numbering was carried out consistently up to 431 097K — with one exception: In 1939 there were two serial number blocks (about 4800 PPKs) where the suffix “K” was replaced by “W” (SN 185 440W — 189 270W and SN 193 930W — 195 710W). The reasons for this are unknown. The assumption that “W” stands for “Wehrmacht” needs proof.
The very last PPK which is known carries the suffix “A”: SN 433 521A.
In the serial number range 191 160K to 191 200K there were about 40 PPKs produced, which erroneously were marked “Mod. PP” instead of “Mod. PPK” on the slide.
 

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Helppp !! Im trying to interpreting the PP 9mm markings on it. It has a crown over a N. And the serial number is 108185P. The case has DRGM markings. Could you help me please!
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The holster was made by the German manufacturer AKAH. This name -- written as Akah -- is even visible beneath the logo on the holster.

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DRGM is -- as already mentioned -- a kind of copyright notice.
 

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The eagle over n is the standard pre 1940 CIP proof stamp, CIP . The serial number puts it as a 1938 PP. I think DRGM just means something like copyright or patented would?
Thanks for answer!! But i got a crown over the N, not a eagle...
do you know something about the crown?
 

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It's just a typo. Walther ZM used the crown/N proof till 1940, eagel/N followed untill 1945. Your gun was probably made in 1938, so crown/N is correct. DRGM = Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster, it was a 'small' patent in Germany. AKAH = Albrecht Kind GmbH (Albrecht Kind aus Hunstig).
 

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It's just a typo. Walther ZM used the crown/N proof till 1940, eagel/N followed untill 1945. Your gun was probably made in 1938, so crown/N is correct. DRGM = Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster, it was a 'small' patent in Germany. AKAH = Albrecht Kind GmbH (Albrecht Kind aus Hunstig).
Whoops, yes eagle over n was a brain fart on my part. I meant crown over N.
 
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