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Old 12-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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I have a PPK with a SN of 144923S. Can anyone provide some insight on this very nice .380?
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Well for openers it's not a PPK. What does the slide say it is?

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Old 12-20-2010, 07:41 PM   #3
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Sorry, it's a PPK/S. I have been told it is a "French made" German PPK/S.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:20 AM   #4
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Look for a two number date stamp or two letter date code in or near the ejection port on the right side of the slide...

Here are a couple of sites to help...

http://www.waltherforums.com/showthread.php?t=10152

http://www.waltherforums.com/showthread.php?t=10386

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Old 12-21-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
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Sorry, it's a PPK/S. I have been told it is a "French made" German PPK/S.
If by "French made" you mean the typical post-war Manurhin (French) machined/Walther (W.German) finished and Ulm (W.German) proofed 9mmK PPK/s, you will, as Milspec pointed out, find an "antler" with 2 digit date proof...in your case, probably (based upon serial numbers close to yours) "70" for 1970.

If your .380 PPK/s pistol is a typical post-war Manurhin (French) machined/finished and St. Etienne (French) proofed pistol you will find only the St. Etienne proofs, no date or date code, but, since the serial number range for both pistols is the same, yours would still most probably be a 1970 pistol.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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Maybe this thread will help:

http://www.waltherforums.com/showthread.php?t=10152

We moved all of the Stickies to a sub-folder, but they aren't as easy to find now as they once were. In any event, take a look -- bet you'll spot some things that will help you get a handle on what you have.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #7
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Thanks for all your help. It is an ULM proofed 9mm kurz. My son and I were talking about it and at the moment he has it out for a little "test run". If history repeats itself (as it always does) I will probably see it sometime next spring. He is a better shot than I am at anyrate and will take care of it better than most.

I understand that the PPK, not just the PPK/S, is now being manufactured in the US. That should get around the import restrictions. I would like to get the two side by side.

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Old 12-22-2010, 10:36 PM   #8
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I understand that the PPK, not just the PPK/S, is now being manufactured in the US. That should get around the import restrictions. I would like to get the two side by side.

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Clloydm, you are correct. Smith & Wesson is the last remaining manufacturer of the PPK/S, here is the US. However, before you do purchase one, I urge you to do your homework and research first. Please.

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Old 02-20-2014, 11:21 AM   #9
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This isn't a Phoenix of an old post, it is an update. Unfortunately, this particular pistol was stolen by a home cleaning service employee. The local PD said they knew who took it but couldn't prove it so..have a nice day. So if any of you run across the SN let me know.
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Holy crap! Where are you from so maybe someone local might come across it.
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