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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by mansky, Apr 20, 2009.


  1. mansky

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    a pistol is being offered for sale. i am very interested in it BUT i was told by someone knowledgeable that those made in Manurhin, France are not exactly recommended for purchase. older guns dont specify their country of origin.

    is it possible to know the origin of a "piece" by just knowing the serial number?
    is there a website where to check/verify this information?

    unit is a walther PPK. as viewed from the pics sent, looks german made. would just like to make sure
     

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  3. mansky

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    thank you for the info.
     
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    old walther ppk in .22, some of them were made in germany
     
  6. CatsMeow

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    Actually, Manurhin of France made Walther PP series pistols after the war until Walther got production going again. Allegedly some Walther PPs were actually Manurhin-made. AFAIK no difference in quality, in fact their revolvers are top-notch.

    If you have Handguns magazine, or Guns and Ammo, you could e-mail them. Also, if you have Shotgun News you could e-mail Jim Supica.
     
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    Couldn't get the e-mail of those guys concerned online, perhaps in the magazines themselves. Anyway it doesn't really matter if the PPK is made in France or Germany, if I were you I'd grab it.

    http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/2188/index.html

    Now if you want a Walther oddity, check out the Walther REVOLVER.
     
  8. mansky

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    Would you have a reference site where the revolver may be viewed?

    BTW, thank you for all your advice. I already got the unit. I'm just waiting for my check to clear with the seller before i can "legally" own the unit!!! :supergrin:
     
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    BTW, anyone with german lugers who would want to let them go? i'm interested in acquiring one. P08 or the P38 variety!!!
     
  10. CatsMeow

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    Here you go:

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=272068&page=2

    It's nothing more than a modified Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, for the European market.:supergrin:

    Congrats on your new Walther! I'm eyeing the Norinco Makarovs Twin Pines sells, hope they bring down the price during this July's gunshow.