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Old 06-27-2019, 06:17 PM  
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1940 PPK with a unique magazine

Hi all, just received my latest edition to the Walther Family. I picked up a PPK which I'm pretty sure was manufactured in the summer of 1940. This weapon has a metal base to the magazine, I've never seen one like this. Any thoughts, places I can look for info on this weapon. I've posted a few PICs and can provide more if anyone needs them. Anyway, nube to the forum, glad to be here and hopefully learn a lot more from those here that really know.

OK not able to attach PICs at the moment. I'll get them posted as soon as I fan figure out what's going wrong

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OK guys, I've tried all that I know to attach PICs. The stats say that you can post a .jpg with a height and dimension 1200 x 1200. however, I've lowered my PICs to 500 and still can get them to attach. Just get a error message saying the, "Upload of file failed". Any thoughts??

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This link will take ya to the PICs I uploaded to the cloud.....


https://photos.google.com/album/AF1Q...ZDBZ3rjrxFEIZq

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This link will take ya to the PICs I uploaded to the cloud.....


https://photos.google.com/album/AF1Q...ZDBZ3rjrxFEIZq
You can't access the photos without a Goole account.
Re-save them as smaller files and see if that works.
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I tried reducing the PICs down to 100 Pixels from 1200, still won't post. Hopefully the below URL will work this time

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQn9neAVXk1ybP2A8

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Old 06-28-2019, 09:25 PM  
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That finger rest looks like the one on the Beretta 34.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:41 PM  
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That finger rest looks like the one on the Beretta 34.
Just what I was thinking only I was going to say a 1935 which is 7.65 caliber.
Looks identical to finger rest base plates on three original Beretta Magazines I have.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:46 PM  
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Looks to me like a souvenir pistol perhaps chromed in Germany during the occupation. The finger rest looks to be a Walther body with a F/R from another mag. I sure wouldn't throw it out of the safe.
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Yea, this one is kind of a mystery to me. I had a Smith that I trust look at it and he feels it was manufactured in the summer of 1940. So the mag is possibly from an earlier model? Would a Baretta mag fit in this thing. The mag fits really snugly and I do mean "really snugly"

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So the mag is possibly from an earlier model?
It's definitely an original PPK magazine. Someone probably installed a Beretta base plate because they needed the extra grip.
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