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Old 07-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Walther PPK .22lr from 1966

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I am brand new to this forum. I joined because I came across a NIB (Yes!) Walther PPK chambered in .22lr. The factory target was dated 1966. It has brownish grips and the same color plastic on the bottom of the magazine and was still has the plastic bag around the pistol.

Any comments pro or con about these pistols?
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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I am brand new to this forum. I joined because I came across a NIB (Yes!) Walther PPK chambered in .22lr. The factory target was dated 1966. It has brownish grips and the same color plastic on the bottom of the magazine and was still has the plastic bag around the pistol.

Any comments pro or con about these pistols?
I want one...
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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My PPK/S is the nicest shooting .22lr gun I own. If you don't have it yet get it quick and start enjoying it. Post some photos.... that's a must on this forum. We all love looking at guns.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, I will. When I get it. Can't afford it outright right now so it is on layaway.

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My PPK/S is the nicest shooting .22lr gun I own. If you don't have it yet get it quick and start enjoying it. Post some photos.... that's a must on this forum. We all love looking at guns.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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Awesome, and welcome to the forum, you're going to find some cool things & people here.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #6
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Yes.....the 22lr is a very good caliber for the gun. It shoots for less than a nickel a pop and it's more fun to shoot than the larger calibers IMHO. Some folks say they have (or have had) ammo-sensitive issues, but I have owned (or now own) three PPK/S pistols in 22lr....and all of them have been good. Yours has been "sleeping" for a long time and may take a few mags to wake-up, but I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.

That was a HUGE find....no matter what you paid for it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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My first PPK was in .22 LR, it was made
in 1967 and I still have the original box, extra mag,
test target, and manual that came with it.

I probably have shot upwards of 50,000 rounds through
it as the big box stores in those days would have
Remington hi-speed golden bullets on sale for .49 / box
of 50, which made shooting quite affordable.
It was easy to shoot 500 rounds in one session.

Nothing has broken on it and no parts have been
replaced. The barrel is just as accurate, perhaps
more so than when new, no indication of any wear.

One issue you may need to be concerned about is the safety
is somewhat prone to breakage, I have not had that problem but
I believe others have.

What I do is I leave the safety off when I render the
weapon safe, with the action open, inspect the chamber,
remove the magazine, and point the pistol in a safe direction,
place you thumb on the hammer, depress the trigger and
lower the hammer, just as you would do with a revolver.

If you carry for self protection or pack it along when hunting
or fishing by all means leave the safety on.

No matter what you paid for your PPK the value will only go
up and the .22 LR is very desirable. As you well know, keep the box, and all documents, in a safe place.

Enjoy your PPK, shoot it....
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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Congratulations! You will love it. I recently purchased one that is pristine and am enjoying it beyond belief. I had a little trouble with it locking back with rounds left in the magazine but I sent it into Earl's Repair Center and got it back in a week running like a champ. It's good to know that if you need factory parts and service Earl's is there for you. Enjoy yours, they are worth the money.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #9
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Finally picked this little aged beauty up yesterday (tax-free weekend in MA). Took it apart, gave a good wipedown and checked it out. The action is a bit stiff but we shall work on that. Here are some early pictures.




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Old 08-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #10
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OH, MY GOSH, one of THOSE! It's apt to explode without warning, killing everyone in the house...get rid of it right away! I'll even help you with the shipping....



Nice find; my second handgun was a PPK/s that I foolishly traded away, and have since replaced. They are a ball to shoot. Yes, I know it's LNIB, but they are just too darn much fun to not use. Store it carefully and wipe it down after you handle it, and shoot the daylights out of it; you won't hurt the value much.

Welcome to the forum as well; it's a congenial and knowledgeable bunch here.
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