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.
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!
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.
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?