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i recently purchased my first WWII PPK.

The serial number 248xxx K is found on the slide and frame, behind trigger guard. It came With a mismatched magazine with the serial number of 266xxx, with the number 1 under, on a flat bottom magazine with a lanyard ring.

My research, if correct, places the gun and the magazine in the correct serial number range, of known SS contract production. I think it is a 3rd variation PPK.

My questions are: if this is an SS contract gun, dated 1935 (serial number equates to 1939, I think), why are there crown over N stamps on the chamber and on the frame and not Eagle over N and Waffenampts? Was the Waffenampt inspectors mark not yet in use, eve though the Nazi Party and the SS was already in existence?

I have several P38 pistols and hope to add more PP and PPK’s to the family.

I’m old retired, U. S. Army officer and am always interested in being educated about historical MILSURP guns and militaria. I look forward to your comments.

Thanks all!
 

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Acc. to SN 248xxxK was probably made in late 1939. That's why it shows the crown/N markings. Change was done later. Also nothing to do with a WaA-marking found on Wehrmacht pistols. A few SS-issued guns were known in the 2488xxK - 2489xxK SN range. Should be a 4th variation, serial on frame and slide, K beside the number (not K under as shown on 3rd variation).
 
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