Please note I am asking about a PPK , not a PPK/S.
I just got this one today. It is a true PPK marketed by Interarms and made in the US. Can someone please tell me when these were made?
It was $550 at a local 35 table gun show.
The Interarms .32's were all stainless though, right? While stainless is nice, I wish they had made blued/black ones too, so there would be a less expensive option than the German ones.Yep, Interarms made the PPK, in .32 as well. No need to ask how I know this.
For the OP, nice catch. Feed it FMJs.
It's my understanding that all the pre-WW2 made PPK's at the original Zella Mehlis factory have the "chopped" corner muzzle like in your pic, and then the later guns starting in the 1950/60s have the curved muzzle corner.On another topic...There seems to be a difference in the nose of the slide that I see on one PPK vs another PPK. The pistol above has a relatively smooth transition of lines while other PPK's have a much more chopped off look. Is it the angle of the photo or did Ranger pistols have a revised profile here? 1917
Example of the nose of the slide....difference in angle of photo or was there a change somewhere along the line.
An Interarms made blued PPK has a polished barrel hood. Maybe it's polished on the gun in question too. It's hard to tell from the photo. But looking at the proof on the barrel hood I'd tend to believe it isn't blued but in its original state.I can remember ever seeing one with a blued barrel?