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Old 05-16-2020, 01:29 PM
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Walther PP and PPK





Any other fans here?

Just acquired the PP, but have had the little brother PPK since the 1990's. Got it at the Dallas Arms Collector show and Teddy Jacobson did a full action job. I've put all kinds of ammo through it and it has digested it all without a glitch.

These were made within a year of each other in 1958-1959 and clearly were not fired much. Manurhin of France built them both, even though the PPK has Walther markings.

The Nill grips on the PPK are beautiful and feel great in the hand, but you have to use the magazines without the finger extension.

Yes, I know...mouse gun caliber. But for back up duty (or when you are limited as to what you can carry due to concealment issues), they are quite comforting. And who am I to argue with Major Boothroyd?
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:16 PM
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I have a walther pp nazi commercial proof marked. Its a neat gun. Its in 32 cal. I use to have a ppk/s in 380 but my big meaty American hands got chewed up by the slide unless I held it all cock-eyed. So I sold it. I do like the design of them and they are scary accurate with the fixed barrel.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:26 PM
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My problem is they bite me. I almost never shoot mine. If I tuck my thumb WAY DOWN it usually misses me, but still.......
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:26 PM
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My bucket list includes getting a pre-'68 PPK at some point, possibly a WW2 era if the prices don't climb too far out of sight. If you really like PP/PPK pistols check out some of the videos on YouTube from Forgotten Weapons and Legacy Collectibles regarding the more interesting wartime specimens, from "Nazi leader" models with the special Waffenamt grips to the bizarre parts guns assembled by/for American GI's at the end of the war after the Walther factory had been captured.
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:46 PM
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Beautiful pistols, OP. The closest I got to owning a PP or PPK was the Makarov, a PA-63, and a PP Super in 380 ACP. I shot the PA-63 the day I purchased it, and the pistol broke.
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Old 05-16-2020, 07:48 PM
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About 2 years ago I started watching GunBroker for a SS PPK, I was wanting the American made before the S&W models. I did not like the beaver tail or the way the serial number was done on the S&W labeled guns. After watching for a couple of months the PPK's in good shape where going for $650-700.
After a lot of studying and watching I ended up buying a mint SS Sig P230 with 2 zipper back factory mags. The factory mags where going for $75-100 each at the time.
The Sig was made in W Germany and I doubt if it was ever shot outside of the factory. At the time they where about $250-300 cheaper than a PPK, and about $150 cheaper than the PPK/s which they are about the same size.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:28 PM
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I have a couple in my collection.
Always wanted a PP one day, well I got lucky and acquired all these within 6 months of each other I'd say.
Still need the PPK.
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Old 05-19-2020, 04:29 PM
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I have a couple in my collection.
Always wanted a PP one day, well I got lucky and acquired all these within 6 months of each other I'd say.
Still need the PPK.
I really like those wood grips on the Manurhin PPK/s.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:20 AM
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I really like those wood grips on the Manurhin PPK/s.
Thanks, solid Rosewood Ebay specials and they fit perfect too.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:34 AM
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The PPK is a very early commercial manufacture. It has the 90 degree safety.

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The PP was a contract purchase from The Reich Main Security Office (German: Reichssicherheitshauptamt or RSHA) This organization was a division the SS. Unfortunately it didn't come with either matching mag

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Old 05-20-2020, 05:10 PM
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Auto Blaster, those are very nice and historically interesting Walthers. Beautiful condition as well.
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Old 05-21-2020, 06:44 AM
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I never met a PPK that worked. However, two years ago I bought a PP (7.65mm) that was a Swedish police turn in. Flawless. Absolutely flawless functioning. It is in a cabinet next to me, loaded, and safety as I write this.
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:04 PM
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Nice pistols you have there!!!

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Any other fans here?
Yeah, I love the PPK... Just can't get mine to function 100%. Cartridge indicator pin always sticks. I always get bitten and it seems to be a handful just shooting .380.

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Old 05-21-2020, 12:09 PM
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... After a lot of studying and watching I ended up buying a mint SS Sig P230 with 2 zipper back factory mags. The factory mags where going for $75-100 each at the time...
I love the P230! I have one in SS. Very accurate! I put some G10s on it and it is amazing. One of my favorites to shoot. There are 2 oem mags for the P230 on GB... Going for $125!!! Unreal. When I first bought mine, I stocked up on mags. Glad I did.
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:22 AM
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I just made this holster for a PPK.
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