In fact, I did not rule out the possibility that it was the Spelling Checker that changed the spelling of the PPK/S unfavourably. But mainly because I couldn't imagine why you didn't identify this PPK/S as a contemporary Fort Smith model.Why because my spell check changes ppk/s to PPK-S
Well I haven't seen a Fort Smith made PPK/S and it has no made in USA on slide made me believe it was German made.In fact, I did not rule out the possibility that it was the Spelling Checker that changed the spelling of the PPK/S unfavourably. But mainly because I couldn't imagine why you didn't identify this PPK/S as a contemporary Fort Smith model.
I learned here in the forum that no PPK / PPK-S were ever made in stainless steel in Germany.Well I haven't seen a Fort Smith made PPK/S and it has no made in USA on slide made me believe it was German made.
That's true. There are other features that rule out a German PPK/S immediately, just to name a few: fixed rear sight, little pronounced front facet on slide, "Mod." lettering on slide, American calibre designation, exaggerated beaver tail.This alone means that the pistol shown cannot have been made in Germany.
Up until now I was unaware that Walther never made a PPK/S in stainless in Germany. I was told by someone else on a Walther forum that there was a small quantity of them made in Germany in stainless just prior to 1983. I also was told that any Walther made in USA was stamped as such.Remember, the upper half of the pistol (the slide) was made in Germany, so the Fort Smith pistols are the first PP series pistols to have German made stainless steel slides. Also, the Fort Smith pistols are the first America made PP series pistols to not have "made in" or "under license" roll marks. Fort Smith pistols have dual citizenship.
Whatever. I get so tired of people correcting others on here. I explained what I was told prior to this discussion and ok that person didn't know anything. So end of discussion.A stainless steel PP series pistol has never been made in Germany. That said, the Fort Smith pistols have stainless steel slides that are made in Germany. So while the Fort Smith pistols are assembled in the USA, they are not (because of their slides) "made in the USA" in the same way in which "made in the USA" applies to Ranger/Interarms (IA) and Smith & Wesson (SW) PPK & PPK/S pistols. So, Ranger/IA and SW pistols were made in the USA under license of Walther and therefore have roll marks indicating such.
That adjustable trigger stop will make it an excellent shooter.Already started posts on this in the P5 sub-forum because of the unusual dual dates. But here are some regular shots. Really clean former BMI P5. I sold my commercial one and bought this to replace it, to have a genuine polizeipistole. And the holster is one of three left hand ones I have.