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Old 07-14-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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My latest Walther acquisition: a West German-made (Interarms imported) nickel-plated PPK/S in .380 auto. The serial number puts its manufacture somewhere around 1969 (I think . . . ).

I haven't shot it yet, but I will report upon doing so. A few minor plating chips here and there, but otherwise it's in very nice condition aesthetically.

Anyone have an idea as to how many nickel-plated PPK's or PPK/S's were made and imported??






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I believe that none were imported, but Interarms did have some guns electroless nickel plated in the US after import (not shiny like yours.....more of a satin finish). You gun is more likely a fine aftermarket finish, possibly by Ford's or Accurate Plating & Weaponry.
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It's beautiful whoever did the work. The 1969 date sounds too early on a .380 but I'd have to look it up. My guess would be early 1980's.
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That is a work of art.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #6
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very nice PPk/s.... thanks for sharing!
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It's beautiful whoever did the work. The 1969 date sounds too early on a .380 but I'd have to look it up. My guess would be early 1980's.
Thanks, Milspec.

If you can find out a more accurate manufacture date, please let me know.
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The serial number range of the PPK/S 9mm kurz (Manurhin/Walther) finished in 12/85 with serial number 267721. So Milspec is right, early 80th. Normally you find a two letter date code between eagle/N and antler (German proofmarks) on the right side of the frame above the trigger, but I'm not able to read. The meaning is: A = 0 - K = 9 (no J !), for example IA = 80 => 1980.
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Yep....we've visited this subject several times. Good plating job it seems. At least they did not grind on it or cover-up the good stuff.
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