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Can anyone direct me anywhere else to find a good WWII or prior PPK or PP.
Circumstances have put some dinero in my pocket that my better half Fang is unaware of.
Thanks as usual.
 

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You are right to look at Simpson's. They have a fine selection of vintage Walther pistols that vary from week to week and bear some repeated viewings of their website:

http://www.simpsonltd.com/index.php?cPath=156_164&osCsid=20b77208fdcbb108d7179bc71c7bdfd6

Despite the fact that they carry and list a number of oddly engraved Walthers (and we've all laughed at some of their offerings in threads here in the past), I find myself regularly checking out the Collectors Firearms site; they have a good supply of vintage Walthers as well as some of the newer models -- and, like Simpson's, their stock tunrs over regularly:

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/show_inventory.php?catID=3&subcatID=27

I'd also urge you to visit the P38/PPK Forum and browse through the For Sale section there; every now and then, a good PPK turns up ... one that makes you wish you had some extra money burning a hole in your wallet:

http://forums.p38forum.com/forums/index.php?sid=cfaced94b15840e6303d2b1b0f237b8a

There are other sites, of course, but these will get your excited quickly. Happy hunting. :)
 

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Unless you have a LOT of hands-on time with MANY prewar and WWII PP-series pistols, and know exactly what you want and have the knowledge to evaluate exactly what you are getting, I advise patience rather than instant gratification.

Put the money secretly away for a while and go to some gunshows and gun shops and closely inspect as many different examples as you can find. There is a vast difference between prewar and WWII production. Education comes first, then purchase. If nothing else, you'll develop preferences and be able to discriminate among the many variations. If you are acquainted with a RKI who has some Walthers of this era, request some show and tell. At the present heart-stopping price level, it is very easy to get burned-- badly. Fortunately these models are not so scarce that you have to snatch the first opportunity that comes along.

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Remember that GunBroker auctions are mostly 7 days. They turn over often. Keep searching "Walther PPK" or "Walther PP" under their Smart Search with "Collectible Firearms" as the area you want.
 
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