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Manhurin PPK/S .22lr. Have all the papers including target. No date on target. Serial #140990S. It does have a certificate in French. BANC D'EPREUVE OFFICIEL. des Armes a' Feu et des Munitions. Epreuve Des Armes Courtes. Certificate #428851. 60-12 du 12 janvier 1960. Does anybody know what all this means? Does this mean it was made in 1960? Thanks everybody
 

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It's the official French proof house in Saint-Étienne, and the weapon was test-fired there on Jan 1 1960 and didn't blow up.
 

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Translation: OFFICIAL PROOF BENCH. Firearms and Ammunition. Short Weapon Trial. Certificate # 428851. 60-12 of January 12, 1960.

You beat me by a whisker.
 

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Thanks Guys. I was also trying to help provide some info on the Interarms serial numbers and test dates. But the dates don't seem complete on the targets. The TPH stainless 22lr had initials and 8-12, PPK/S stainless 380 had initials and 3-4, PPK/S blue 380 had no initials or date so this probably wouldn't help
 

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PPK/S blue 380 serial #004226- no date on target but I bought it 8/4/81. PPK/S stainless 380 #S047412- Initials and 3-4. TPH stainless 22lr #T007190- initials and 8-12
 

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The PPK/S only exists because the PPK was banned from import into the US in 1968 because it was too small and only mass murderererererers would want an assault weapon like that; so Walther said well fine, we make it just a bit larger then, put a PPK barrel and slide on the PP grip and called it the PPK/S.
So obviously no pre-1968 PPK/S exists, neither from Walther nor from Manurhin, and the January 1, 1960 date from your first post has got to stand for something else.
 

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Manhurin PPK/S .22lr. Have all the papers including target. No date on target. Serial #140990S. It does have a certificate in French. BANC D'EPREUVE OFFICIEL. des Armes a' Feu et des Munitions. Epreuve Des Armes Courtes. Certificate #428851. 60-12 du 12 janvier 1960. Does anybody know what all this means? Does this mean it was made in 1960? Thanks everybody
That is a generic State certification for Manurhin, it is not the gun’s test target, nor does it pertain to the manufacture or proof date of this particular gun.
 
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