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03-17-2012, 08:51 PM
I have a Walther PP 7,65 Police pistol which I bought in Germany from the Army Rod & Gun Club. I would like to have a users manual & specs on this weapon. The Walther sites are useless. Any ideas?
03-17-2012, 09:25 PM
If you can find a older non smith and wesson manual for the PPK then you could go off of that. The PP is just a shorter barrel.
03-17-2012, 09:30 PM
for a downloadable pdf manual. The PP, PPK and PPK/S share a manual as they are all basically the same.
If you leave a PP and a PPK unchaperoned in a dark room, the resulting offspring would be a PPK/S. A PP frame and a PPK barrel and slide.
03-18-2012, 03:18 PM
The PPK/S was Interarmco's solution to the "point" system set up under GCA '68, which effectively banned import of the PPK. The extra weight and caliber (.380 ACP only) allowed the PPK/S (the "S" stands for "States") enough points to allow importation.
The PPK could have been manufactured in the U.S., but the PPK/S has some advantages so Interarmco chose to have it made here, and it is still in the Walther/S&W line, along with the PP and PPK.
05-06-2012, 11:35 PM
my interarms is a standard PPK not a PPK/S ive been told. is that not true?
I don't know>:D Interarms imported both the PPK and the PP prior to 1968. It could very well be true, but with without more information it is a guess and by golly.
05-07-2012, 11:51 AM
When Interarms (formerly Interarmco) became the U.S. distributor for Walther, they imported the PP and PPK. Then after 1968, they imported the PP and PPK/S, since the PPK was banned from import. When currency problems increased the cost of German made pistols, Interarms began to manufacture the PPK/S in the U.S. while still importing the PP. (They could have made the PPK in the U.S.; I don't know why they chose to make the PPK/S.) They never made the PP or PPK in the U.S. At the present, Walther USA-S&W makes all three pistols in the U.S. for the domestic and world market; AFAIK, none of those guns is being made in Germany.
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