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I've had my Manurhin PP for a few years and now just learning about it from this forum. Its an Interarms import, has the loaded chamber indicator, has the NdS Lower Saxony Police stamping, and is stamped LPN on the frame next to the S/N 298XX. It has a polished blue finish and quite nice. What does the LPN stand for? Bruce
 

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I've had my Manurhin PP for a few years and now just learning about it from this forum. Its an Interarms import, has the loaded chamber indicator, has the NdS Lower Saxony Police stamping, and is stamped LPN on the frame next to the S/N 298XX. It has a polished blue finish and quite nice. What does the LPN stand for? Bruce
"LPN" stands for Landes Polizei Niedersachsen -- County Police Lower Saxonia. It was a West German postwar police stamp. Many Star B pistols and holsters are also marked with "LPN."

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How about some pictures. We love Walther/Manurhin porn.
 

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Just a heads-up that this thread dates back to 2007. For all we know, the OP is now a member of the (Fill in the Blank) forum and the pistol in question has been relegated to the back someone else's safe.
 

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MPPPP. aka Manurhin PP Porn Pix

I still have the Manurhin PP. It's from 1954 and a Lower Saxony Police trade in. Shown with Interarms olivewod grips from Interarms but have the black originals, 4 properly marked magazines, and some papers and box accumulated over the years. Still looking for the proper P shaped cleaning rod.






 

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I missed that one Mr. Searcher. :eek:
 

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Saemetric,welcome back , that cartoushe ,I have seen before it is either a maker's stamp or the insignia of the police force who issued it ,or the armory where it was produced .Thank you in an effort to answer my own ruminations I dug out my Manurhins ,a 18 th century sword bayonet from St. Etienne armoury and a German made hunting bowie knife from Solingen ,Germany on which a similar symbol appears a mailed fist gripping three arrows all of these marks are proprietary either individuals or institutions many bear similarities so since I could not clearly ascertain what the mailed fist was gripping I will play with my toys instead ,truly I do not visit them as often as I would like and as I already have them out ttfn .ayb p.s. for the uninitiated ttfn ,Ta ta for now .ayb
 

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IIRC, 1954 was first year of production, it's a complete package, extra mags and grips, condition is amazing (so much so it's hard to believe the finish is original, cop guns almost always have a lot of holster wear). I think a regular Manurhin without the extras in reasonable condition is worth $350-500 today. So if the finish is original I would not be surprised to see it go for $700 or even $800. But a gunbroker price could...no would...be even higher.
 

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Not too very long ago, Simpson's was selling Manurhin-stamped early models for $395. A few of them looked as good as the day they were made. I know because I grabbed one.
 

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The ex-Berlin police Manurhins were imported decades ago. What are being seen now are ex-police Manurhins from other countries, typically in far smaller quantities.

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