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 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!