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Old 05-02-2011, 07:53 AM   #1
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My latest PPK is a ZM, probably from 1933

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I'd like to show my latest member in my collection. Also, it is my first Walther pistol that was made in Zella-Mehlis. Because of its serial number I suppose that it was built in 1933.



I got the pistol with two different types of grips. A wooden one and the original one made from bakelite with metal plates inside. Unfortunately there is a crack on the right side. Apart from this fact, the weapon is in a good condition and I'm glad that I have it.

The pictures were taken quickly on my smartphone so they aren't of a high quality. Mainly the slide looks a little bit strange because of the inappropriate lightening. But I hope you'll like the pictures nevertheless.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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That pistol is a rock star, Balogh. Many thanks for sharing it ... and the photos are just fine.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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Balogh,
That is a very nice early PPK that you have. Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is ashame that the original grips have a crack in them. This is not uncommon as the bakelite grips become brittle over the years.
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What a beauty. I definitely wouldn't through her out of bed for eating crackers.

Ooops. Did I say that out loud?
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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WOW! superb shape! great old find!
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:21 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your nice words. I love it too.

Although I like and respect the historical authenticity I've ordered some "new" grips for that pistol. They are indeed new because they are a replica. They will arrive from Germany so I have to wait some days for the shipping. I'll pay around 60 Euros (about $ 88) and I just wonder how they feel in reality -- I've only seen them on photos so far and I don't know where they are produced. Maybe it will be a waste of money but I wanted to satisfy my curiosity.

I'll update the gallery with the pics from or with the new grips as soon as possible. Maybe there are others among us who are interested in such a statement.

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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Very nice PPK. I wouldn't kick it out of my holster either. Looking forward to more photos with her new 'pants'. Do you mind sharing where you got your replacement grips. Thanks!

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Very nice. You're a lucky man. I have to make do with a Manurhin PP apparently dating back only to 1973. It's a relative baby compared with yours. But both guns are far superior to the ones currently being turned out.

I do believe that the PPK was first made in 1931, so yours is truly an early model. Look after it. Even if you change the grips for normal use, don't ever part with the originals.
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Wow. That's one of the nicest PPK's of that age I've seen. Thanks for the pictures.
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Yep, That is a beauty!

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