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Old 01-09-2020, 08:39 PM   #11
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James Bond never went to Florida. He usually goes to cool places like Monte Carlo.
He was in Florida in 'Goldfinger' and 'Licence to Kill'.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:06 PM   #12
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We get $629 for these in the store. They all cost the same so don't pay the PPK over PPK/S premium that you'll see in real Ulm guns.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:45 PM   #13
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Never went to Florida ? I suggest you review Goldfinger again.
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We get $629 for these in the store. They all cost the same so don't pay the PPK over PPK/S premium that you'll see in real Ulm guns.

That is a very interesting picture! All 4 variants next to each other.

Any chance I could convince you to take some more like that and post them? Maybe with them out of the case and more angles?
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Old 01-11-2020, 10:27 PM   #15
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As the "Walther Guy" at work I can probably manage a pic or two of them out of the case. I go back to work Thursday and will see what I can do.

BTW when I post about things at work there is a reason I NEVER mention my employer by name on any public forum. ALL of my opinions expressed on public forums are mine and mine alone. My employer however does have some pretty excellent deals (P99C 40 for $299) and I am happy to provide info via PM.
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Never went to Florida ? I suggest you review Goldfinger again.
Everybody that is Anybody has been to The Gunshine State
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That was Louisiana ,the voodoo etc that is deepwater Louisiana ala NOLA ,there are no other states in the U.S. that have parishes instead of counties . Ayb
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Back in the 1980s an engineer at Interarms asked Ranger to produce a sample PPK/s in dull black, simply sandblasted after machining. His idea was that by eliminating the polishing, there would be a substantial saving in manufacturing cost.

When it arrived the sample was received with all the enthusiasm of a skunk at a picnic. The consensus was that people bought a classic Walther for its superior fit and finish. Without that jewel-like quality, it was just another gun. The idea sank without a trace for 30 years.

True story.

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Back in the 1980s an engineer at Interarms asked Ranger to produce a sample PPK/s in dullblack, simply sandblasted after machining. His idea was that by eliminating the polishing, there would be a substantial saving in manufacturing cost.

When it arrived the sample was received with all the enthusiasm of a skunk at a picnic. The consensus was that people bought a classic Walther for its superior fit and finish. Without that jewel-like quality, it was just another gun. The idea sank without a trace for 30 years.

True story.

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I don't doubt the story. A really nice PPK is a piece of jewelry that just happens to be a firearm. A testament to the people who built it.


It's a like a really nice Swiss watch which is truly a work of art but is less accurate than a Cassio.

Take away the fit and finish and you have a pretty expensive, not that great looking watch that is still more expensive than that Cassio.
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