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Good evening,

I was wondering if someone could help me out with some information on this particular firearm. It is a Walther PP, made in West Germany, and has a SN of 49250. Also, it says Interarms on the other side of the slide.

It has some surface rust but the bluing is still in good shape.

Any information on fair price, year of production, etc.?

Thank you very much in advance!
 

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To tell the year of production, you would have to show us the other side. It would be seen on the proof mark (next to the Ulm antler, on the barrel as seen through the ejection port). Later ones would have letters instead of numerals, experts would chime in but you need to show the other side. With what I see so far, price isn't bad.
 

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To tell the year of production, you would have to show us the other side. It would be seen on the proof mark (next to the Ulm antler, on the barrel as seen through the ejection port). Later ones would have letters instead of numerals, experts would chime in but you need to show the other side. With what I see so far, price isn't bad.
Ah shoot, I wish I would have taken a better picture of the other side. This is all I have. Looks like a "72"?
 

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PPs of that era in .380 are common, and I sure wouldn’t pay more than that, assuming that the barrel is very good or better, grips are not cracked or heavily worn, it is mechanically sound, etc. Personally, I would pony up another $100 or so and get a cleaner version, I just can’t stand to see corrosion or excessive wear marring the inherent beauty of the PP-series design and finish. YMMV
 
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I think that $459 for a Walther PP in 9mmK isn't too bad, that is what most gun stores are asking for a used 9mm Glock.
 

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The price isn't bad at all. I would buy it. New in 1971 ran around $110. Has the Interarms stamp, the sole importer of Walther in USA, was in 1971. In 1967 around $79.00, that is what I paid new back then. Based on S/N mine 32XXX, Prior models do not have the stamp, my 24XXX does not. A friend of mine bought one prior maybe a year earlier did not have the stamp.
 

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Paid $75 for a new PPK/s .22 in '71, traded it for $85 the following year. Times have changed.
I've asked before; are the PP .380s, with their heavier slides, any more pleasant to shoot than the PPK?
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I was wondering the same thing Moon.
Seems like the PP in Kurz with the longer/heavier slide, full metal frame, etc would be easier on the hands for recoil.
My PP in 7.65 is so easy to fire and I can put a couple of boxes of Fiocchi's down range in a session. Even with the hotter Euro Fiocchi FMJ's cannalure crimped, it doesn't miss a beat and is pleasant.
I also would like to know.
 

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Yes, the .380 PP are a wee bit less snappy than the PPK(/S), but still not near the pleasure of the .32. Regarding pistol mass, IMO, the PP Super is less snappy in 9 Police/Ultra than the PP in .380, which is probably due to a combination of the heavier pistol and a better/beefier grip. In .380, the Super is almost pleasant to shoot from a purely recoil perspective. The ultimate *****cat for the PP-series pistols is a PP in .22 LR - puuuuurrrrrrrfect.
 

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Paid $75 for a new PPK/s .22 in '71, traded it for $85 the following year. Times have changed.
Yeah, except that 47 years later the equivalent purchasing power of that $75 is around $465 ;) Can’t buy a nice German PPK/S in .22 for that, although Ft.Smith seems to think people can’t tell the difference :p
 
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