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M4 WALTHER, M.G. MARKED
Walther started production of the Model 4 in 1910 and ceased production at about the Wars end. Military procurement probably started during 1915 and ended in 1918. Twenty four Model 4 Walthers are reported with the German crown/scriptic letter acceptance stamp in the 50628 to 158860 serial range. Military procurement may have reached 75,000.

Figure 1. Imperial Army accepted Model 4 Walther, serial number 66794, showing it’s left side and Imperial holster.

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Figure 2. Imperial Army accepted Model 4 Walther, serial number 66794. Showing left side markings details. It bears both C/N proofs and the Imperial Army crown/scriptic letter acceptance stamp

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Figure 3. Imperial Army accepted Model 4 Walther, serial number 66794. Showing its right side (unmarked) and Imperial holster.

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Figure 4. Imperial Army accepted Model 4 Walther, serial number 66794. Front.

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Figure 5. Imperial Army accepted Model 4 Walther, serial number 66794. Showing unit markings details: I.E.M.G.K.XV.A.K.494. Signifies: 1.Ersatz Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie,
XV. Armeekorps, Waffe Nr. 494.

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Figure 6. Maschinengewehr in action during World war I.

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Hello,
please see my latest article in "Deutsches Waffen-Journal" for that. I was able to prove that all those Mod. 4 (marked "G", "GM", "M", "GR", "S&H", "Anchor" etc.) were made under licence by different Suhl manufacturers. Please do not ask me to send photo copies of the article. Simply get hold of a DWJ copy.
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Sorry,
I forgot to mention that here we have a rare example of a Walther Mod. 4 made under licence by Gering, Heidersbach (marked "G").
Jan, may I use those photos for an addition to my article? Can you mail some high resolution photos, please?
Best wishes,
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Dieter
Missed your post. I can send higher quality photographs via E-mail.
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I have a Model 4 with the markings crown over G and 2 crown of N's, FWK on left side of trigger, blank right side of slide and I.E.M.G.K.XV.AK.579 on the grip strap. It is a second variation Serial # 92xxx I am looking to sell do you know what it would be worth?
 
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