Below is a link to a curiosity that I was watching on Gunbroker, and I actually bid on it until it evolved into a bidding war. The seller listed it as Manurhin, but the slide roll mark is Walther. The seller called it stainless, or perhaps nickle, but we know that no French or German PP-series pistols were made in those. If it is an original finish, then I suspect that it is Manurhin’s hard chrome (“Durgarde”), which does resemble a satin stainless. The problem then is that this is the only Durgarde PPK/S that I have seen chambered in something other than .380. The proof marks are typical of the French proof house used by Manurhin, and we occasionally do see those on Walther PP-series pistols. There is no photo of the butt plate to see if it is marked “Made in France”, which is common for this era Manurhin. I am too lazy to look up the serial number, so I will accept the seller’s claim that it fits Manurhin. The grips and white pinky-rest magazine base plate are not original to the pistol. So, there you go; a bit of a mystery, at least to me. Thoughts?
RARE MANURHIN - WALTHER PPK/S 22LR SATIN STAINLESS..... 1980's MINT NR! - Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com : 912949242
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