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I found a Bavarian Police PP at my local gun store and wanted to share with the forum. It has no import marks that I could see but it does have the LP By mark (crossed out) on the left hand side which I believe marks it as a Bavarian Police pistol (please correct me if I'm wrong).

I've been wanting a PP for some time, but don't know if this one is worth it. They are asking $799 but I may be able to talk them down.

Any help is appreciated!
 

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I would say that 799 is at least couple hundred too steep for that condition.

The flush magazine bottom is odd. I don't usually see those without the finger extensions.

The other oddity is what I don't see in the ejection port: the proof. Attached a picture from my files of another 1961 LPBy PP in the general serial vicinity.
 

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It might indicate a replacement barrel.
The sign of the Ulm proof house and the two-digit date code as part of the proof were introduced in 1961. Early models of that year still feature the nitro proof sign only. So there is nothing wrong with the proof of this former service pistol.

By the way, the proof we can see through the ejection port is actually stamped on the frame. It isn't the barrel. This has its own proof usually near the muzzle.
 

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It might indicate a replacement barrel.
The sign of the Ulm proof house and the two-digit date code as part of the proof were introduced in 1961. Early models of that year still feature the nitro proof sign only..
Thanks! Learned something. That 1961 example I pictured is the earliest specimen of an Ulm-stamped PP I have in my picture files. One should be careful with conclusions based on one data point 🙂
 
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