I paid an arm, a leg and a kidney for it. I've told my dearest "this is my last Walther pistol" many times, but this is the last one for sure. I actually mean it now especially given the $ I've wasted trading and selling pistols.
My bride remains blissfully unaware of what I spend on guns. The money I used to blow on cigarettes is now my 'no questions asked' cash. But I figure my 'heirs and assigns' will see a couple bucks out of them.
You're right. I do plan on shooting it but realize there are likely no holster options that wouldn't beat it up. (If I were to carry a PPK it would have to be my stainless.) I do need to get a gun rug, for now it's out of the box and wrapped in a old t-shirt I use to wipe down my pieces with Ballistol.
Lol - I'm so conflicted on what I should do with this pistol other than keep it and treasure it! (I have found that uncle mike #4/5 pocket holsters are pretty soft.) There's a similar PPK to mine at Leg. Collectibles (LC) that already sold. It was a 1978 Ulm/IA PPK like my 1980 also in 380. LC provided a little history on the piece they sold stating it was likely on the tail end of LEO imports. My seller (our local "Walther King") said my PPK was owned by an LEO who bought it and keep greased it the wrapper/box/safe for many years. For now I'm letting it be in the safe.