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I've got a guy who wants to work this out on a trade, he's claiming this is an "army proofed" Walther PP with an estimated value of (at or around) $1,000.

From what I'm reading from you all is, that final inspection stamp makes a lot of difference in terms of value and should be on the left side of the frame near the trigger guard?

I've scoured the forums and I am lead to believe it's missing the final "proof" from the factory to be considered "proofed and in service" but wanted an expert's opinion to verify.

Frame/Slide serial number matching 386018p (ac stamped below on slide)
Eagles are stamped on frame above trigger, slide cover, and end of barrel.
NO markings on the left side. No stamp, no inscriptions.
Mags have zero markings, no letters, numbers etc. Came with 2 and this holster pictured.

Am I right to believe that this was probably sitting in the factory on the assembly line, possibly ready to get the final inspection stamp, and just never got it from 'ze germans? Probably picked up by a GI and brought home?

If it's somehow a unicorn and worth what he says, what say you all on condition? It needs a good cleaning, but I noticed the finish on the slide and frame aren't matching (probably normal), the barrel is a little sour, and possibly a bit of rust at the firing pin?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Rob

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Note - After studying it a little more, I did find a very small and faint "8" stamped in the well behind the hammer. Probably noting the last # is the serial number? Wasn't sure on that marking. Hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere before.
 
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