Please note: In this post I do not bear an iota of animosity against the OP. I dont mean this to be aggressive and this will be my last post in this thread. I mean no offence what so ever and am only stating my sentiments. There are far worse things in the World and I dont get agitated about minor details such as a gloomy (both figuratively and literally) shot of a PPK.
You are on a War Relic forum and there are those of us who are very interested in certain aspects about the PPK, which so far has had no light shed upon it (both figuratively and literally); serial number range (feel free to exchange a few of the hindmost numbers for 'X's, bore condition, how it looks inside etc etc etc).
I find it ironic, that you bitch about a lack of interest and then shut inquiries down (note, I didnt say 'rudely,' because I do not find you rude. I believe, you are simply stating your view as you see it. I do as well).
Well, you might have an interest in guns. To me, it sounds like you lean more about the picure taking side.
Be that as it may. One thing is for sure; we dont see guns from the same POV and I very much doubt, that we would have much to talk about in the way of guns. Ive been interested in guns since I wasnt old enough to rack the slide of a service automatic and have an avid interest in clear pics showing every detail of a guns - also broken down into major parts (slide, spring and frame in this case). Im interested in the story of how you got (if it can be revealed), interested in whether or not its a vet bring back and what the previous owner told you (if it can be revealed), interested in whether or not its a family heriloom (be it yours or another family), interested in any special markings be it on the frame, the slide or under the grip slabs etc etc etc.
Often the background story 'fleshes out' the pics of the gun and are as interesting as the gun itself (at least to me).
This is a war relic forum - many here are very interested in the above.
You mention the custom in 'this country.' I dont know from whence you hail (or whether the PPK is a deac or not), because the 'details' you supply are very scant, but I assume you are from the US, as you speak of the S&W in your country. Anyway, in regards to a ladies gun; I dont believe that to be the case. 'Officers wives guns' were not customary in pre-war or WWII Germany (a pocket gun or other small caliber gun in a cupboard in the home is another matter) - the material of the gun was simply made to try to lighten the gun.This was carried on with later version of other Walther-type guns both in France with the PPK and in Federal Germany with for example later versions of the P-38 ('P-38' designation used here for comprehension purposes).