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I wanted to get some additional information about a Walther Modell 4--it's got the Gebrüder Merkel marking on the side of the trigger guard, crown N proofs, and a military acceptance mark on the left side of the slide--looks like a Gothic 'D' under a crown with a 'smile' under it. Serial number is 136416. Can anyone tell me the approximate manufacture date, and is this a military issue piece?
Also, I just found a replacement safety lever (the old one was missing). Is this something that has to be installed by a gunsmith or can I do it myself? It does not just slide in!
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Does anyone have any information on these pistols? I can't find any reference in my research material that covers dates/serial numbers, or assembly instructions (related to reinserting the safety lever.
Thanks for any help!
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There is an article below on the Walther M4 titled "M4 WALTHER, M.G. MARKED" Jan C Still. There is a short section in Still Volume I and Dieter Marshall has a new book covering these pistols.

Your Walther M4 Gothic 'D', serial number 136416, was made during World War I for the German military.
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Hello,
if you release the longer part of the spring from underneath the triggerbar, you can push in the new safety. Make sure it slides under the shorter part of that same spring. Then refit the spring into the underside of the triggerbar.
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