The question I still have now is "Is it fake?"
Gentlemen,Its unfortunate that some choose to shoot from the hip without proper research...
What does this proof? Nothing, except it proofs Rankin is outdated with this statement:Gentlemen, Please refer to Walther Vol.II by James Rankin p24 Walther Proofs
"Early Walthers were proofed with Crown "N" through 1938"
Other marks were placed on Walthers of this period Include Waffenamt acceptance mark Eagle/WaA359"
??? It’s not a shotgun, but a drilling. And it was proofed in December 1941.Nice Sauer Shotgun too...I would conclude it to be a direct Luftwaffe purchase, post 39.. Like so many Walthers purchased by Police Depts, NSDAP Etc... Not all guns were Waffenamt..
As already mentioned: yes, Walther pistols do have WaA 359. So?the proof marks on the doug smith walther shotgun are on page 34 and 35 of whittingtons book, german pistols and holsters. line one, page 35, describes the proof as it applies to the luftwaffe waffenamt. the waA359 is on page 37 , and it applies itself to walther pp and ppk . it would be logical for a walther shotgun to be marked with these military acceptance stamps prior to 1939.
Well, if you want "spirited" discussions, then you are welcome to go to many other forums.Hi all, I'm sorry to see Douglas and Schooner go. I enjoy a spirited discussion and I thought the topic very interesting. I don't find their conduct any more improper than that of our elected representatives in Washington! Regards
Hi signalman,I made a big mistake on my comment that the luft eagle and Waa 359 were both on some of my Luftwaffe marked flare pistols.
I spoke from memory, and my memory was faulty.
Hi Francis,BTW, Martin, I notice the gauge markings on the Sauer drilling is 12/65. Were they produced in 12/65 and 12/70?