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Old 10-01-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 1978 PPK NIB made in w Germany and am waiting to receive it. The box is a black interarms marked affair with an orange and white sticker with the model/cal/serial. The gun is 100% and appears unfired. The mags have staggered witness ports on one side, and one witness port on the other, and from the computer photos appear crimped down one side to ease manufacture and unmarked. I thought the 1968 GCA forbid import. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mike
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:58 PM   #2
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There's always the chance a cop or other law enforcement agent purchased it originally.
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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I have a 1980 Ulm/IA .380 PPK. "Legacy Collectibles" has had several. Usually LEO imports. All were .380 as far as I can tell.

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/...e-serials.html
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Yes, That is where I ordered this one from. So LEO's could purchase PPK's after 1968? M
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #5
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Yes, and US military personnel stationed in Germany could purchased them (at their Rod and Gun club) as privately owned weapons.

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Mike: Do you plan on shooting or carrying your PPK?
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:54 PM   #7
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Smile Rod and gun club

So US servicemen would go to the rod and gun club on base and purchase a PPK, was the Interarms logo already stamped on it? (I'm basically a luger guy but this pistol looked interesting to me, 90% I never fire it; it stays in the box in the safe).
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I don't know what roll marks they had. Yes, the on base/post Rod and Gun club.
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So US servicemen would go to the rod and gun club on base and purchase a PPK, was the Interarms logo already stamped on it? ....
I’m fairly certain that, if it has the Interarms logo stamped on it, it was not purchased at a Rod & Gun club in Germany, but legally imported into the US by Interarms for law enforcement sales.
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So US servicemen would go to the rod and gun club on base and purchase a PPK, was the Interarms logo already stamped on it? (I'm basically a luger guy but this pistol looked interesting to me, 90% I never fire it; it stays in the box in the safe).

No import marks, because they technically entered the U.S. in G.I. household goods rather than being imported for sale.
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