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Just paid on my latest on lay-a-way and will be coming home soon, but was wondering about a date of manufacturing? Still dirty and haven't cleaned yet, but I'd say in about 95%+ condition. Gun only, no box or papers and the one mag. I know some of the French guns came with walnut grips so thoughts on these being the original grips? $430 OTD. In addition, it's stamped "Steinan?" on the barrel and has an "S" at the end of the serial number on the frame? feedback anybody?
 

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Okay, with a little research I just found out Stetien was the region of France it was produced in? Good, bad or makes no difference?
 

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Mine has black Manurhin grips and is of the same time period as yours. Good condition though and at a fair price.
 
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My Manurhin is a 32acp PP version Police Surplus from 1954 but in remarkable shape. Even the magazine is original to the gun with the same serial number. Unfortunately my hand has never played nicely with the PPKs so they all went to forever homes. I never owned one of the PPK/S versions but it might have worked for me.
 

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St. Etienne is where the proofing was performed. The actual factory was in Mulhouse. It looks like you've got yourself a nice looking PPK.
Thanks' redcat, it is in remarkable shape, but do you think the grips are original or aftermarkets? I'm leaning towards aftermarket because the grip screw isn't blued like it should be? Any opinion on date?
 

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Thanks' redcat, it is in remarkable shape, but do you think the grips are original or aftermarkets? I'm leaning towards aftermarket because the grip screw isn't blued like it should be? Any opinion on date?

Grip screws often get dropped and lost and so replaced. I would not use a grip screw as a reference for original or aftermarket beyond just the screw itself. Also aftermarket grips most often come without screws.
 

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Thanks' redcat, it is in remarkable shape, but do you think the grips are original or aftermarkets?
I don't know enough about the Manurhin pistols to be able to answer that. But I do like the looks of them.
 

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Excellent price for a late-production Manurhin. Those are after-market grips.
 
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Probably 1983 +/-1 year, IMO
 
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