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Classic Military Rifles



Walther PPK
Calibre: .22
Price: £Sold

Commission Sale - Currently Stored at Bisley

Walther's original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the "Land" of Thuringia.
As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany, where they established a new factory in Ulm.
For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany. As a result, in 1952, Walther licensed production of the PP series pistols to a French company, Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, also known as Manurhin.

Manurhin made the parts but the pistol was assembled either at St. Etienne arsenal (marked "Made in France")
or by Walther in Ulm (marked "Made in West Germany" and having German proof-marks).

This pistol was made in France at the St. Etienne arsenal

This example is fitted with an extended barrel and is threaded for a moderator

Not sure how common these moderated .22 PPKs are, but is worthy of additional research

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