Right, and Carl Walther's mistress was: a) a spy for the OSS during WWII; b) the first woman to walk on the moon, or c) my mother.It is not buffed out, but, worn out due to the leather covered clip that hung it in an old shoulder rig made in the 70's by Bianchi called a Skeleton shoulder holster..... still have it... will do a pix. It is stainless as far as any can figure out... not nickel...not chrome. Ongoing topic here, ask Uncut. You can see faintly made in Germany.
Mike you are wrong, I have two post 68 PPk's and they are both acid etched.Walther PPK/s pistols made in Germany or in the USA for Interarms were roll-marked, not acid-etched. They are deep and work-hardened. They don't wipe off from holster wear....
This thread has turned moronic.
To the original poster, there is no official way to date an American made ppk/s. Someone has the records and it can be done, but it is private information.I have a stainless Walther PPK/S by Interarms in 380. Serial Number is S1273XX. I have been unable to find out when it was made. Can anyone help on this or give me directions where to find out.
Thanks for any help.
so many experts. Stubborn, not at all, I stated that I did not know if it was plated or not, that the holster wear was a fact. Why the attack on one's integrity?