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I don’t know much about these pistols. I’ve been trying to read some but nothing I am finding makes much since to me. Different grips on each side? Different seriel numbers on frame and slide? Is this worthless as a collectible?
 

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It's an ex-German police surplus gun, refinished with a replacement slide and an incorrect left grip. I would not regard that as a "collectible", but these days people will collect anything, including old beer cans and cat whiskers.

An objective appraiser would view it as a mongrel of unknown mechanical condition. If functional, its value is as a shooter only, worth just its intrinsic value-- not some higher figure inflated for "collectibility". In other words, about half the asking price.

Just a personal preference on terminology: I called it a "mongrel" since all of its parts are at least proper for that model. A "frankengun" in my parlance would be a gun made up of parts from different models of guns, like a P.38 with a P4 upper.

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If anyone is collecting retired police PP’s, the gun might be of interest. At any price below 400, I’d buy it.

It’s a former Bavarian police pistol. Slide and frame are both from the 1960s and could be an in-service reassembly; Bavaria also had copious amounts of both Manurhin- and Ulm-gripped pistols. Many Bavarian PP’s have the “wrong” grips, so switching around happened, although not one of each.
 
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