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Just occurred to me (OK , I'm slow) that other than a rare and special model, I've never seen anything but a US made PPK in SS? Is this correct? If so, when/why did it start? Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.
 

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In a word, no. Stainless guns were peculiar to the US.

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Yes. You should know that. Do some searches here for history. stainless TPHs and PPKs were made in Gadsden, Alabama under license in the 80’s and 90’s .
 

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I’m well aware of the SS made here and own both TPH and PPK. My question was made after I did search for an answer about ones made in (W) Germany, not US, and couldn’t find a good answer about the general manufacture of such. Thanks to Moon now I know - and others do too! But thanks for the advice, pilk!
 

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there are pondering here on the forums as to why stainless instead of an aluminum alloy which would have been much more useful IMO . I guess it was quality perception. Stainless at the time was "new" and perceived as the wonder material for guns, and aluminum was considered cheap, SaturdayNightSpecialish.
 

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It does seem odd the Deutschers didn't pursue alloy framed gun, especially the PPK, which was designed for concealed carry.
I have to wonder if there weren't durability issues, or other reasons that would have required a redesign.
Pilk, was there ever an alloy .380?
Moon
 
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