See page 28 here: www.waltheramerica.com/manuals/PPK_PPKs.pdf
Due to the many different requirements imposed by federal and
state laws on consumer warranties, NO EXPRESS WARRANTY,
EITHER “FULL” OR “LIMITED” IS OFFERED WITH THIS PRODUCT.
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE
YEAR FROM DATE OF FIRST RETAIL PURCHASE. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
Walther wishes, nonetheless, to assure our customers of our continued
interest in their satisfaction with all our products. This
firearm will be serviced at no charge to the customer for any
problem which we, in our sole discretion, find to be due to defective
material or workmanship, for a period of ONE YEAR FROM
DATE OF FIRST RETAIL PURCHASE. Please retain your sales
receipt as proof of purchase date.
So um... I don't guess Smith and Wesson makes a QA 99 or 990... hm... research time...
What they say on paper and what they actually do are two different things I think. They never asked my my SN or when I bought my P99 (it could have been from the '90's for all they knew) and gave me the best customer service ever. From what I understand, Walther really stands behind their products (not sure if you tried to send back a P-38)