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Old 11-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #11
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Personally I am in the "Shoot it!" camp. Wear and usage give them a character that I find attractive personally. But then again I got grumbled at for deciding to carry and shoot my almost new in box Manurhin PPK/s

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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From what you said, your grandfather shot the pistol, so it would never be in unfired condition again as far as collectable grading. That being the case then why shouldn't you fire it like your grandfather did?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #13
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I would shoot it and carry it.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #14
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My idea would be: keep your .32 well preserved, shoot it only rarely, avoid holster wear.

I am not one to get hung-up on sentimental value,but if it is "part of your family history" that is perhaps worth preserving, only you can decide that for yourself. You'd be preserving it for yourself, not for resale (its not going to be a money-maker for you, either way).

If you want something like it to shoot & carry, buy a cheap PPK/S in .380 and use that as your "shooter" gun. Also .380 a bit easier to buy than .32
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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I'm troubled by the fact it seems we have yet another "one-post and disappear" new guy with the OP of this thread. While the discussion has been quite interesting, I suspect we'll not soon know the thoughts (and/or experiences) of the OP. One post, then *poof*. Prove me wrong, BDCSam!

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #16
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Well Steve, maybe he will check in tomorrow or he could just be accessing what we say and reserving his comment until he's thought things over.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:17 AM   #17
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Thanks so much to all of you for your insight on this issue. I wanted to give everyone a few days to read and post a reply, but I have been reading intently each post.

Because I don't have the box and original paper target and manual like the $1700 gun probably did, and it had been shot before, I have decided to shoot it and carry it, in honor of my grandfather! I could never bring myself to ever sell it, but either way but would it be safe to say (because I've been asked) that it is worth about $600? Not that any of you needed a picture but here's my Walther. Thanks again everyone!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #18
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Oh now that is a purdy pistol. Thanks for sharing the photo. I don't remember if you mentioned what year it was made or the caliber. Please fill us in if you can and be sure to give us a range report once you shoot it. That's a treasure you have there.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #19
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I don't remember if you mentioned what year it was made or the caliber.
a) 1965
b) .32ACP



=> Sam: A nice PPK. Some pics of my PPK you'll find here (if you like). About the value I can't say anything, sorry. The US market is not comparable to the German market. In Germany you'll pay about 100...
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:20 AM   #20
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My 32ACP PPK (1965) was part of the same lot as yours (1870xx)!
It's carried in a http://pocketholsters.com PocketHolster in the right front pants pocket. Great little holster, all leather, made in the USA

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