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Old 02-09-2020, 08:06 PM   #21
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Oddly, the guy who started my interest in the PPK showed up with a blued Ranger example, and it felt so good (was Waltherless at that point) that I got a stainless Ranger. I was to load for them, which led to a Dillon 550. Never did find a handload which would run 100 straight in those guns, and the buddy always complained that they weren't as much fun to shoot as a wartime bring-back he'd fired.
At that point, we gave up, but it turns out the wartime gun had been a .32 instead.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:02 PM   #22
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Just found the Smith & Wesson version on Gunbroker for $600-650.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:56 PM   #23
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The PPK was primarily designed around the 7.65, and the .380 was an afterthought, as Europeans favored the 7.65. Having said that, the 7.65 just shoots nicer in the PPK. Even with the wartime and pre-war guns, any 7.65 is probably going to be more reliable, and more pleasant to shoot. There are some PPK/s's in 7.65, as there are Interarms and such post-war PPk's. I personally like the post war, pre-1968 German "made" PPK (made in France, assembled and finished in Ulm.Do), when you can find it, but it calls for a premium these days. I had one for years, but constant shooting put wear on the sear and hammer, and it needed occasion smithing to keep it running right. Accurate as hell though, and hitting a silhouette target at 70 yards consistently wasn't that hard. Also, "hits like a brick in a plate glass window." (sic) Haha!
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Maquig, that should either be a stickie, or cast in bronze with a library light.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:19 AM   #25
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I got a 68 PPK, .32, does that qualify? Not a Pre, but one that made it under the wire. West Germany made.
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. Also, "hits like a brick in a plate glass window." (sic) Haha!
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I got a 68 PPK, .32, does that qualify? Not a Pre, but one that made it under the wire. West Germany made.
Being from 1968, the year they stopped the usual import of the PPK, resulting in the then-new PPK/s, that would have been one of the last imported normally. However, there are some PPK 's that were imported for use by police. Individual officers could order through the department they worked for on letterhead, and Interarms, etc, could import a .32 and .380 PPK after 1969. Many of the latter ones imported came with black plastic grips and finger extension. I'm not sure when Walther discontinued the German made PPK, but I'm sure availability to police ended shortly after. These guns occasionally ended up in "civilian" hands after those police officers sold them into the market.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:06 PM   #28
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Mine isn't an Interarms and has brown grips. I have no idea of its history.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:33 PM   #29
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Matquig, exactly. At some point, the BATF curbed the import for police officers (apparently some were making a cottage industry of it) by demanding the request be on department letterhead.
Some others may have been PX purchases by GIs, but I'm not sure about that.
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My PPK/S .32 is an Interarms made in 1998 with a W069XX serial number
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