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Interesting. At a LGS, I recently saw a mint in the box Ulm/Interarms .380 PPK for $1600. Because I wasn't buying that day, I didn't ask to look it over so I didn't see the date code. However, from the serial number I think it was a 1980 pistol.
Same seller also had a boxed Ulm/Interarms .380 PPK/S for $1000.
Another seller of WWII Walthers had two nice commercial PPK pistols in the $1800 range.

PS: The first seller also had a very nice P88 with two mags for $950. I wanted to trade two pistols for it, but he wasn't accepting trades.
 

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Interesting. At a LGS, I recently saw a mint in the box Ulm/Interarms .380 PPK for $1600. Because I wasn't buying that day, I didn't ask to look it over so I didn't see the date code. However, from the serial number I think it was a 1980 pistol.
Same seller also had a boxed Ulm/Interarms .380 PPK/S for $1000.
Another seller of WWII Walthers had two nice commercial PPK pistols in the $1800 range.

PS: The first seller also had a very nice P88 with two mags for $950. I wanted to trade two pistols for it, but he wasn't accepting trades.
So you think my price is off ? too high ?
 

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Yes, I think $1500 is too much for any PPK/S. A mint (gun and spare mage in still plastic bags) in the box Ulm .380 PPK/S, wtih all the goodies, is $1000-1200 max. At my local gun show, nice "shooters" go for $750-850.

PPK pistols usually cost more than PPK/S pistols.

PPK and PPK/S pistols usually cost more in .32 acp than .380 acp.

Carbon steel pistols usually cost more than stainless steel.

ZM more $ than Ulm; Ulm more $ than Ranger; Ranger $ more than S&W.

In gun stores, you can often find nice Rangers priced same as a Fort Smith.
 

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So you think my price is off ? too high ?
NO!
I recently purchased a 'minty' 1977 German-import PPK/S SN 217XXX for $680 on Gunbroker - with the checkered wood grips like yours, which I believe were originally an Interarms option - but no box, papers, original grips or cleaning-rod. Factoring in shipping, FFL, sales tax in my state, etc.... I wound up paying more than $800!
My reason for buying this particular piece was I recently discovered my first PPK/S had been flood damaged. Not totally ruined. It still functions as a shooter. but the rust damage on the grip-frame and left side of the slide can't be repaired. It will never be original again.
So I decided see if it was at all possible to find a twin to my damaged PPK/S, preferably in better shape than mine was before the flood, and as close to the same SN as possible. The replacement SN is 212 away from my first one, and I already had the paperwork, cleaning-rod, and Walther plastic grips, in an original Interarms PPK/S box, which all survived the flood.
The box SN doesn't match my 'new' PPK/S, but it didn't match my first either.
I probably went a bit overboard. But this will be a one-time experience for me. So no regrets.
Pic below of my damaged PPK/S (the 'good' side) above its' replacement.

Happy Motoring, Mark D.
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Yes, I think $1500 is too much for any PPK/S. A mint (gun and spare mage in still plastic bags) in the box Ulm .380 PPK/S, wtih all the goodies, is $1000-1200 max. At my local gun show, nice "shooters" go for $750-850.

PPK pistols usually cost more than PPK/S pistols.

PPK and PPK/S pistols usually cost more in .32 acp than .380 acp.

Carbon steel pistols usually cost more than stainless steel.

ZM more $ than Ulm; Ulm more $ than Ranger; Ranger $ more than S&W.

In gun stores, you can often find nice Rangers priced same as a Fort Smith.
But the OP, 'householder' is asking $800.

Mark D.
 

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This very likely is a scam as OP hasn’t responding for 3 days after I made the payment. I’ll apologize if this is a mistake which I’d be very glad but it may just be a wishful thinking at this time.
 

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This very likely is a scam as OP hasn’t responding for 3 days after I made the payment. I’ll apologize if this is a mistake which I’d be very glad but it may just be a wishful thinking at this time.
32 post, yep? That's why I didn't respond.
 

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I wondered too, but the posts looked genuine.
First, I hope it’s a misunderstanding and things will work out. (Check your spam folder!) I’ve got taken for couple of hundred $$ on another gun forum and that made me much more cautious.

Question 1: how did you pay?
Question 2: if you’ve read his posts, in one of them he suggests this safeguard for GB transactions- “… I always ask for specific photos like a pictures of the gun and a note with my name handwritten on the paper. It has never failed.” Did you ask him for this?

Good luck!
 

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OP hasn’t been active since the payment was made. Maybe something happened to him I don’t know.

Payment was made in Zelle. Should’ve asked for a picture with my name on it.
Check out this exact pistol sold elsewhere.

 

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OP hasn’t been active since the payment was made. Maybe something happened to him I don’t know.

Payment was made in Zelle. Should’ve asked for a picture with my name on it.
Check out this exact pistol sold elsewhere.

Doesn’t look good. I’d call the actual seller from guns int’l just to confirm the suspicion, and than start the grieving period…
 

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OP hasn’t been active since the payment was made. Maybe something happened to him I don’t know.

Payment was made in Zelle. Should’ve asked for a picture with my name on it.
Check out this exact pistol sold elsewhere.

Yeah, he's at a tittie bar with the money?
 

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OP hasn’t been active since the payment was made. Maybe something happened to him I don’t know.

Payment was made in Zelle. Should’ve asked for a picture with my name on it.
Check out this exact pistol sold elsewhere.

Well there ya go? Looks like the pictures were stolen from a genuine listing?
 

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GB has its challenges but overall quite safe. Sorry about what happened to you. I always ask for specific photos like a pictures of the gun and a note with my name handwritten on the paper. It has never failed.
Can you imagine this thief actually made this post a month ago!
 
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