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Old 01-15-2020, 11:38 PM   #11
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Mike, I'll likely live with the grips if I get the gun; have some really handsome checkered walnut in my junk box, and never liked the feel.
The mag is another matter; they are all over the landscape, price wise, tho' I'll check with a local guy.
Examples of the gun itself are also scattered, price wise, on Gunbroker. My C&R should answer for the transfer, so that should save some money.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:45 PM   #12
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Okay, wheedled the guy down to $775, and the PPK followed me home.
The good news; the grips are indeed original. There is a slight crack by the beavertail, and there is some warpage, but they are intact.


Couple questions; anyone with a clue to whom pistols in this range were issued?
Anyone with a source for brown plastic grips? It's my intention to pull the originals.
Finally, a source for period appropriate magazines? Realize that may be a challenge, and I will check on some blued MecGars.


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Old 01-18-2020, 05:41 AM   #13
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WaA marked? Issued to Wehrmacht
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Martin, presumed that the waffenampt meant just that..., only wondered who in the army might be issued such a small sidearm. Understand it's not in the SS range.
BTW, somebody cared about this thing; it shows scuffs on the frame of being fired, but from the days of corrosive primers, the bore is a mirror.
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It's what it is, Moon. Normally Officers were outfitted w. a PPK.
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Okay, wheedled the guy down to $775, and the PPK followed me home.
The good news; the grips are indeed original. There is a slight crack by the beavertail, and there is some warpage, but they are intact.

Anyone with a source for brown plastic grips? It's my intention to pull the originals.
You might be just as well off buying wood. Maybe not the Niils Mike mentioned, but Hogue makes some that donít suck, I have a set or two. And thereís a set on eBay right now with a nice fish scale checkering that are $70 shipped from Turkey.

Cant go wrong with Mac-Gar PPK mags.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:18 PM   #17
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You might be just as well off buying wood. Maybe not the Niils Mike mentioned, but Hogue makes some that don’t suck, I have a set or two. And there’s a set on eBay right now with a nice fish scale checkering that are $70 shipped from Turkey.
I recently put a pair of fish scale grips like you are probably describing on my 1932 PPK and stashed the originals (pristine). Very happy with the quality and perfect fit of that product at that price. Here is what I got: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Walther-PPK...72.m2749.l2649


I also just put a set of G4U checkered walnut grips on the Beretta 81BB. Perfection

I will post photos of each, assuming that I ever get my s&@# together and port my photos over to imgur.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:24 PM   #18
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I'll settle for b-flat plastic; too pretty a grips will take away from an historical gun, and I don't care for the feel.
Sooooo, easy source for ordinary grips, other than Earl's? Found some places online, but happy for a reference.
Also, do I recall references to replica brown grips, either one or two piece?
Plan to take it to the range tomorrow, and pop at least a few rounds.
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I have the KSD fish scales on my .22. Perfect fit and feel for post war guns and a better fit than G4Us.

Moon when I get a minute I'll dig through the parts box. I may have a spare black 2 piece grip that I bought on eBay for the E/C still in there. That gun is more or less retired and I have other sets I can use if needed. They're not brown but at least you can shoot the pistol.
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Martin, presumed that the waffenampt meant just that..., only wondered who in the army might be issued such a small sidearm. Understand it's not in the SS range.
BTW, somebody cared about this thing; it shows scuffs on the frame of being fired, but from the days of corrosive primers, the bore is a mirror.
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Army was probably the same situation as the police is distributing 7,65mm pistols: senior NCOs and those in rear areas. If it hast the WaA, it definitely wouldnt be in the RSHA range.
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