This one is probably over your head David. Let's give some of the older members a chance to reply.[b said:Quote[/b] (David S @ April 23 2003,7:12)]hmmmmmmmmmm i just glanced............i give up, you tell me............wahts up with it?
It is possible that your slide was not mated to a frame until after 1941, which according to Marschall is when serial numbering began for slides. It's also possible that your slide was proofed and then stored or was otherwise "on the shelf" until this time when it was used for a frame and then serial numbered for it's frame.[b said:Quote[/b] (limeyinaz @ April 24 2003,9:15)]Herr Walther,
If you glance at the picture of the 230XXXk serial numbered PPK in one of the threads below you will note that it is a pre April 1940 weapon, it also has the serial number on the slide - which then disputes your second statement.
Your first statement please clarify. Are you (or Mr. Marschall) saying that they produced 60 and 90 degree safety model pistols consecutively for a couple of years (before phasing out the 90 degree models)?