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Old 01-19-2020, 10:37 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I inherited a my grandfathers collection and this ole girl was apart of it. I’m just looking for any information or knowledge anyone might know about it as I hadn’t found my love for WW2 relics till after he passed. Thanks In advance!

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:57 PM   #2
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Only one photo came through (at least for me).

Post pics of the serial number and the stampings on the barrel? Is there a serial number stamped on the front of the slide, or the magazine?
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:05 PM   #3
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Only one photo came through (at least for me).

Post pics of the serial number and the stampings on the barrel? Is there a serial number stamped on the front of the slide, or the magazine?
I’m having some trouble getting the pics I want to come through. The serial number is 292853K. I’ll get more pics as soon as I can!
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:47 AM   #4
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Eagle 'C' means Police. Probably made in 1940 acc. to serial number.
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:52 AM   #5
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From what I can see you have a 1940 ZM PPK. There is an eagle over N proof on the right side that agrees with the timeframe. On the left is a stamp under the mag release that I cannot make out. A better picture of that area would help. Very nice looking pistol. As I always tell posters try to get an information on it and write it down. This it a family heirloom that should stay in your family with as much of its history as possible.

Also, if there are any other stamps on it please post them. That helps document its history.

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Old 01-20-2020, 06:11 PM   #6
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That pistol looks almost new. Very nice. 1917
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:35 PM   #7
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Earlier today Martin and I posted on this thread at the same time. I have looked at the left stamp again and can make out the "c" stamp but not the top stamp. With the "c" stamp I agree it it possibility a police pistol, but I don't see the "eagle" at all.

This is a very pristine example and has been well cared for. Your grandfather stored it properly. Once again, take a few more pictures so we can give your better information on it.

Duncan

P.S. Even if all you have is family stories on this pistol, write them down. Talk to family members to see if he told anyone about it. I had an uncle who was in the navy on the USS California at Pearl Harbor. Then went on to almost every major battle in the Pacific. He never spoke of it, but through my father, also navy, I learned of his history. Ask around someone might know some history.
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Old 01-22-2020, 06:26 PM   #8
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A remarkably nice example. Well cared for a recent pistol alone an 80-year-old one. I am 80 also and certainly not in this condition!!!!
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:44 PM   #9
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Finally got around to getting some more pictures for you all. Sorry it took so long, my son and future owner of this beauty was born yesterday.
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:22 PM   #10
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It's a lovely gun, but if you store it in a box chock full with three others, it's practically certain to get dinged and scratched.

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