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Old October 19, 2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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Military surplus ? P6,P7 etc.

I have a couple of P6's and am interested in the HKP7. Are there other P designated surplus pistols? i.e.P4,P8 Why were these pistols designated with the P? Just curious. A link or information is appreciated. And yes, I used the search function prior to posting.Thanks in advance, Bradley
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Old October 19, 2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Expect to pay a lot for the P7, but they are awesome bits of gun history!

Here's the list of German Police pistols.
P1 = Walther P38
P2 = Sig P210-4
P3 = Astra 600
P4 = Short-barreled Walther P38
P5 = Walther P5
P6 = Sig P225
P7 = Heckler & Koch P7
P8 = Heckler & Koch USP
P9 = Heckler & Koch P9
P10 = Heckler & Koch USP Compact

P designation = Police
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Old October 19, 2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Exactly what I was looking for. Regards, Bradley
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Old October 19, 2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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Excellent list, johnle. Thanks for posting it.
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Old October 20, 2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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Here's the list of German Police pistols.
P1 = Walther P38
P2 = Sig P210-4
P3 = Astra 600
P4 = Short-barreled Walther P38
P5 = Walther P5
P6 = Sig P225
P7 = Heckler & Koch P7
P8 = Heckler & Koch USP
P9 = Heckler & Koch P9
P10 = Heckler & Koch USP Compact

the p9 is the walther p99 and the p4 is the walther p4

to say that the walther p4 is a short barreled p38 is an oversimplification.
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Old October 21, 2008, 08:58 PM   #6
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Pp Super?

Not to rob the thread, but what was the desination of the Walther PP Super?
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Old October 22, 2008, 04:00 AM   #7
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In German:

P = Pistole --> pistol and not "police"

also:
MP = Maschinenpistole --> submachinegun
G = Gewehr --> rifle
MG = Maschinengewehr --> machinegun

before 1945, in Germany, service weapons were usually designated with the last two digits from the year of introduction service:

P38 = Pistole introduced in 1938
MP40 = Maschinenpistole introduced in 1940
etc. etc. MG42, G41

After the Second World War they designated the weapons starting with 1: for example P1 (=P38), P2 (=SIG P210), MP2 (=Uzi), G1 (=FAL), G3 (=CETME).
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