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Hi all,

New WaltherForums member here. Decided to join as I recently picked up this 1968 Walther PPK in 7.65mm. Came with the original black grips, an extra set of the brown Interarms eagle grips + pinky extension, and an extra flat base magazine, and pickle tool.

I am looking to buy these light brown/mottled/bakelite grips online and just want to see if anyone can confirm that they will in fact fit for this pistol or not.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


Thanks in advance,



Hunter
 

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Looks like those grips will be fine. BTW you made a very nice (and proper) entry into the world of Walther.
Appreciate the help! Thank you, I couldn’t be happier with this! I might sell the dark brown grips as I am not so much a fan of the eagle.

Any idea what I should ask if I were to post on eBay? Can’t find a value for these anywhere online. Thanks again!
 

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Nothing at all wrong with those replacement grips, they will look and function great. If it were mine, I would consider wood, but that is just how I roll.

(Stash the IA eagle grips, they have a small following among certain collectors.)
 

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Hunter', welcome, and you have made a grand entrance. If there is a member here that wouldn't like to have your gun, they don't have a pulse.
Don't know what kind of money the eagle grips command; stash them in your parts box...you do have a parts box? :)
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ETA, as regards wood grips, they can be really beautiful, but personally never cared for the extra bulk; for me, it loses that great PP feel. YMMV.
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Hunter', welcome, and you have made a grand entrance. If there is a member here that wouldn't like to have your gun, they don't have a pulse.
Don't know what kind of money the eagle grips command; stash them in your parts box...you do have a parts box? <img src="http://www.waltherforums.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Moon
ETA, as regards wood grips, they can be really beautiful, but personally never cared for the extra bulk; for me, it loses that great PP feel. YMMV.
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Yessir! I have the original alligator skin type Ulm box with matching SN & original test target from ‘68 that the seller included. This was one of the seller’s most prized possessions as he had mentioned and I feel like I hit the lottery finding this!

She will be loved and appreciated as a family heirloom for generations to come. I went so far as to custom make a glass-top presentation case for her. (Total cost was about $47 with supplies bought from HobbyLobby during a recent sale). Picture attached!
 

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I saw that picture on Reddit the other day. And yes, like Half Moon was saying, I was drooling over it. That's the dream PPK right there. Where did you find it?
 

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I saw that picture on Reddit the other day. And yes, like Half Moon was saying, I was drooling over it. That's the dream PPK right there. Where did you find it?
Was searching everyday for almost a year and a half for this model and lucked out on GB.

One thing though is that I have these .32acp snap caps and when cycling through rounds to test the ejector, the slide sometimes gets really jammed up and will not move with a snap cap stuck inside. Any ideas on what could cause this to happen/ how to fix it?

Edit: The “Slam Jam” method works to clear the jam. But still want to diagnose and resolve the issue.

Thanks!
 

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I have these .32acp snap caps and when cycling through rounds to test the ejector, the slide sometimes gets really jammed up and will not move with a snap cap stuck inside.
Snap caps won't cycle through many of my .32 ACP pistols but they all function when shooting. Don't worry about it.
 

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I have these .32acp snap caps and when cycling through rounds to test the ejector, the slide sometimes gets really jammed up and will not move with a snap cap stuck inside.
Snap caps won't cycle through many of my .32 ACP pistols but they all function when shooting. Don't worry about it.
Whew, thanks for the clarification!! Sliced my hand real good getting caught in the ejection port when clearing one tough jam 😂

Will take it easy with the caps 😂
 

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Was searching everyday for almost a year and a half for this model and lucked out on GB.

Ah ok, yeah I look around on there quite often. There's always a handful of 7.65's, some pristine, others a little worn. Just curious what made you finally decide after that long, that that was "the one?"
 

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Even if they say made in Germany?
Because they say Made in Germany. No "Made in..." marked on the gun. In 1968 Walther exported (Interarms imported) as many guns as they can (=> '68 GCA). It was more effenctive to create extra grips than to mark every exported gun in an individual operation. Later Walther changed the slide marking (first etched, later roll marked).
 

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One thing though is that I have these .32acp snap caps and when cycling through rounds to test the ejector, the slide sometimes gets really jammed up and will not move with a snap cap stuck inside. Any ideas on what could cause this to happen/ how to fix it?

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Fix it by throwing away the snap caps.

Snap caps are useful only for dry-firing practice. They are worse than useless for "testing" purposes, because the results are frequently misleading.

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Was searching everyday for almost a year and a half for this model and lucked out on GB.
Ah ok, yeah I look around on there quite often. There's always a handful of 7.65's, some pristine, others a little worn. Just curious what made you finally decide after that long, that that was "the one?"

Hi Hunter_kev, just bumping my question as I'm really curious. One day I might do the same thing.
 
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