Re: PPK RZM Bad Purchase
First I would like to thank you for responding.
I was reading various sites information and came to the conclusion that the PPKs from that time period had the digits scratched inside the barrel. I do have a nice PPK from 1934 (not RZM) in the 809xxx range. It did have the last three digits scratched inside the slide and could be viewed thru the ejection port. I had to photograph it and blow it up and after that I could make out the chicken scratch. It was the last 3 digits of the PPK.
Your response makes me feel a little better. Regardless if it is real or not it does shoot well. Everything I collect I shoot. I try to only buy pistols that looked used. It makes my think the firearm has been somewhere. Pristine pistols are very nice and pricey but it seems like they have been no where but in a box or cabinet.
I also try to think what kind of person who own it was like. I have some WWI Colts and WWII Colts that looks very used. I wonder he owned them and where they been. This PPK is easy, I am sure he must have been a NAZI if its real RZM.
I am wondering if there would have been NAZI's if the Treaty of Versailles was written differently?
I would to say to all in the TFF, thank you for years of good reading. I learned a lot about firearms from your posts. I hope at some time I can contribute some useful info to someone.
thanks again for responding and everyone have a great day,