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Old 01-25-2020, 04:51 PM   #1
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Have an old PPK I'd like some more info on.

I hope this is a good spot to post this.

It is a Model PPK and it shoots .32 auto.

Here are some pictures of the gun that, hopefully, will provide more information. Some of the markings are difficult to see, so I'll describe them below.

There is a "Crown over N" on the barrel and right below it on the slide.

On the grip the serial number reads 908804, and on the other side the letters D.R.P.

Any information would help. I've been searching forums for quite a while and havent found similar markings yet.
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Old 01-25-2020, 04:56 PM   #2
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It looks like it was made in 1935. I’d love one but they’re too expensive for me.
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It looks like it was made in 1935. I’d love one but they’re too expensive for me.

That's older than I was expecting. Any info on the markings, specifically the "Crown over N" an "DRP". I'm just curious as to what their meanings are.


Also, how expensive is too expensive?
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Crown over N was the prevailing German proof mark for weapons at the time. It would later become an eagle over N. The DRP I believe is for the German Postal Service (Deutsche Reichspost), indicating that they purchased them for use by their employees, however experts may correct me.
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Crown over N was the prevailing German proof mark for weapons at the time. It would later become an eagle over N. The DRP I believe is for the German Postal Service (Deutsche Reichspost), indicating that they purchased them for use by their employees, however experts may correct me.

Thanks, that is some great information.


So my grandpa said he bought it from a guy in a bar. And that guy said he pulled it off of a German officer. Could this gun have also been used in the war?

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Certainly could be. German officers were expected to purchase their own sidearms, which would have had the crown/N or eagle/N, although they could end up with an issued weapon which would have had an army acceptance stamp. The DRP indicates that it was part of the Postal System, so it is more likely that it could have been surrendered at the end of the war when anyone German had to give up their weapons, regardless of their job or personal ownership. While many were captured thus, when collecting one 'buys the gun, not the story'.
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Nice. You're lucky to have it. I don't have the best eyes anymore but it appears the gun has rust on it. If so please take care of the rust ASAP. That old girl sure ain't dead yet and deserves kid glove treatment.
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