Walther's original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the " Land " (state) of Thuringia . As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany , where they established a new factory in Ulm . For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany. As a result, in 1952, Walther licensed production of the PP series pistols to a French company, Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin , also known as Manurhin . The French company continued to manufacture the PP series until 1986.
MAKE: Drilling Gun
MODEL: Ed. Kettner
CALIBER SHOTGUNS: 12 Gauge
CALIBER RIFLE: 8x48R Sauer
SERIAL NUMBER: 53703
YEAR MADE: December 1899
TYPE: 3-round combination cartridge shotgun rifle
REMARKS: All purpose hunting weapon that's still a popular model in Europe, retailed in Cologne, Germany. Drillings are a double shotgun for distant birds or nearby large mammals with a rifled single shot cartridge rifle placed underneath and between the two shotgun barrels for longer distance shots on larger animals. Adjustable triggers, flip up iron sight, 26 inch barrels, claw scope mount. Marked: NITRO-P (pre-1912) - (pound sterling) L - "Byzantine birds" - "crown over U" (Germany) - "crown over S" (smoothbore shotgun) - "crown over W" (choked shotgun) - "crown over G" (rifled barrel rifle).