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Old December 11, 2004, 02:16 AM   #6
James K
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I can tell you a bit more. The serial number list you are looking at is for the pre-WWII and wartime guns, while your PP is postwar. The slide should be marked Ulm/Donau (Ulm on the Danube) not Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia, the old Walther location.

The proof marking info you already have, thanks to FAL308.

The NDS stands for the German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and is a Landespolizei or State Police marking.

Interarms (International Armament Corporation - now out of business), in Alexandria, Virginia, was founded by the legendary Sam Cummings and was a major arms importer for many years. In addition to importing military and police surplus arms, they were the U.S. agent for Walther products. Those particular pistols were police trade-ins, refurbished by Walther and sold here through Interarms.

"Made in W. Germany" is the required country of origin marking for all foreign goods imported into the U.S. West Germany, of course, no longer exists now that Germany has been re-united.

HTH

Jim
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