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Does anyone know for certain if the "K" in PPK stands for Kriminal or Kurz? I was pretty sure it was Kurz (short), but often run into info that says otherwise.
 

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wikipedia info
Not sure if you speak German or not... anyhow

according to this info it is both...."Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell" or in German slang "Plizeipistole Kurtz"
 

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Regrettably I don't, but there is an English page for uneducated Americans


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_PPK

It seems to say that either is correct. I'd have to imagine that it would be one or the other though. Thanks P88.
 

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According to Dieter Marschall on the P38forum it is "kriminal" which is german for detective, which is what the pistol was originally designed for. Which makes sense, since the modell PP was designed for police use.
 

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Quote[/b] (banddr2 @ Feb. 16 2006,20:49)]According to Dieter Marschall on the P38forum it is "kriminal" which is german for detective, which is what the pistol was originally designed for.  Which makes sense, since the modell PP was designed for police use.
thats the correct interpertation The 380 is a 9mm krutz (short) and of course the /S is because of our gun control act of 1968
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
 
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