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Old 04-10-2011, 11:00 PM   #11
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What to look for before I buy (grat tips for anyone).

I sure am glad I read this post, These are some of the things I will look for WHEN I purchase my next PP/PPK/PPKS. I hope my next one will be a GERMAN PP.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #12
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thank you for the reply. Ijust bought yesterday a PPK from 1973. it is not perfect... it has some imperfections in the frame blue in some parts it's not al smooth. ther eis a little scratch on the tip of the barrel externally, looks like the gun has been dropped on the floor, but that's only a scratch. The barrel looks like it almost never shot. I will post a few pictures later and I would like if you can comment on them. nNfortunately I still could not try it at the range. The gun is not perfect but I payed it very little compared to the prices in Italy. Normally a collection Zella-Mehlis PPK in Italy goes 700 to 800 Euros, a PPK like mine Ulm ab Donau manufacture can go aroud 450 Euros if it is comsmetically perfect. I payed mine 250 Euros. I have one only magazine, but I think it is not too difficult to find one.
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Sounds as though you got a good buy on the pistol -- that's a decent price, all things considered. A few scratches or marks only show signs that the previous owner thought well enough of the PPK to shoot it. Be sure to post a photo or two; we always like to look at pictures here. Good luck at the range: In boca al lupo ...
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #14
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ok friends, here are some pictures.
As I said the blue on the slide (right part of slide the one with CAT number)
is not perfect. There are imperfections where the blue is not smooth.
Actually I doubt there is a way to fix them unless to reblue all the gun.
The barrel itself is like a mirror.
I have a question here. I never owned a PPK before and I was surprised
to see the firing ping all visible with its own spring. The Makarov (which was inspired by PPK) is complitely different on the slide firing pin part (I also own a Makarov and I was comparing ti to PPK).
So I took a picture also of the firing pin inside the slide. Is it all ok for you ?
I am looking forward for your comments.
thank you very much






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Old 04-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #15
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Other details with PPK under the sun, imperfections look is increased



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Old 04-24-2011, 01:28 PM   #16
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two more then I stop


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Old 05-25-2011, 11:30 PM   #17
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Perhaps we should insist that folks on Gunbroker take their photos outside....
Overall, looks like a shooter, and you will find that the .32 is much more pleasant to actually use.
Perfect guns don't get fired much (or not at all).
One caveat, especially if you haven't found it in the literature. When using the decocking feature, hold the hammer back when you apply the safety, and then manually lower the hammer. Repeated hammer blows to the safety cylinder can eventually crack it.
Enjoy your gun.
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