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Old 10-17-2015, 12:52 PM   #111
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Hello

I have a old PPK Zella Mehlis .32ACP. I am not a expert about PPK, can anyone help me out how old this PPK is? and tell me for what the single "D" stamping stands in the serial?

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:01 PM   #112
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...can anyone help me out how old this PPK is? and tell me for what the single "D" stamping stands in the serial?
Welcome to WaltherForums! Your PPK was made in 1941 but I'm not familiar with the "d" stamp.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:43 PM   #113
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My PPK doesn't mate with your ID charts

I have a German made PPK .380 that has a six digit S# on the slide, and the same number followed by an S on the frame. Not sure what that means but I have no idea how to translate that into a year of manufacture. I would appreciate any guidance or information you might provide.

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Old 03-18-2016, 04:00 AM   #114
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Jerry,

S suffix means spezial (PP frame, PPK barrel and slide). This was done to indicate, that the frame/barrel combination wouldn't fit a PP slide w.o. changing the barrel as well.

The easiest way to date your gun is the German proof date => barrel seat visible thru ejection port or rhs above the trigger.
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Re: My PPK doesn't mate with your ID charts

Jerry,

The date charts are for PP and PPK models in 7.65mm (.32 acp). As Martin noted you have a PPK/S model plus it's caliber .380 so it wouldn't be listed. If you find a two letter date code use the date code chart in Post #1 to determine the date it was proofed.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:56 AM   #116
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Correction/addition: Because PPK and PPK/S share the same serial number range, a PPK/S chambered in 7,65mm can be (approx.) dated by MGMike's PPK-chart.
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:37 PM   #117
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I need help about the serial number of my PPK .22, serial 121158 LR. Date of built and more. Thanks
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:47 PM   #118
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Welcome Querubin!

Hmm, do you think we have a crystal ball to see what you have?

There's no data sheet available to date your gun by serial number (=> .22lr; forum search?!). Perhaps you may be lucky because someone read your post and owns/knows about a PPK serialized near to mentioned SN. Otherwise some pics and/or more details about manufacturer and/or markings could be helpful. If it's a Walther there's a proof date...
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Old 04-10-2016, 05:15 PM   #119
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Old PPK 7,65mm question

Hello. I have an old PPK 7,65mm (.32 ACP) with serial number 190996 K. It has brown bakelite grip and the finish is blued. On the right side below the ejection port there is the letter N with what looks like a crown above. The same symbol is on the chamber visible when the slide is in the forward position. There are no swastikas or German eagles on the gun. So my question to the expert is:

1. When was the gun "born"?
2. Which service used it? (If any service used it.)
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Hello and welcome!

Your PPK was probably made in 1939.

If your gun mechanically sounds good, some cleaning (field strip, don't forget the magazine/s!) should be enough to do. Take it to the range and try some FMJ ammo to verify.

The original grip is very fraigle and expensive. You may store your original grip and try some aftermarket grips (forum search!).
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