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I haven't even shot a round through my newly Aquired Walther PPK/S yet but man is this little pistol sweet. It's Growing on Me!
I'll get a chance to shoot it tomarrow if it's not raining/snowing
Thanks to all the help & oppinions that I've gotten here so far
Range Report Due!! 200-300 rounds a waitin
Man I'm becoming an Addict, Now I know how a Crackhead Feels.. 12 step program needed
Can't wait to get my Hogue Grips & Wolff Springs
Watchin Guns & Ammo TV, I'm the only one up yet
Santa is in the House
Bought my youngest 14 , Inspiring musician, a 4 Track Recording Console & a Fender G-DEC Amplifier
Get out the Hearing protection
Gary/B92
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Hello all:

I've been a member of other general gun forums for a while but my true love is PPK's so I joined this one.

I don't mean to hijack this post so I'll get to the point...

I was reading the other thread about your debating to get a S&W ppk/s or a sig and another thread about grips. I'm glad to see you like your S&W so far and I'm looking forward to your range report.

This is the report on mine and hope you enjoy your's as much as I love mine.




This was stock and 100% reliable through 600 rds. of WWB ball, silvertips and Hydra-shocks.
The trigger did get smoother lighter after about the first 400 rds.





This was after a trip to Cylinder&Slide. Complete internal work + Wolff springs and trigger job. Came back with a pull weight of 12lb. DA & 5lb. SA. Front strap stippled and the backstrap re-cut which "thins" the beavertail and had them do the "melt" carry package... Again, so far, 100% reliable.

I retired my stock Interarms PPK as my carry piece with this PPK/S so I know what you are feeling about the "growing on me" bug.

Range report, Please!
 

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I've gently melted the sharp edges on mine but haven't went nuts on it yet, If it works out great I plan on adding the Hogue Grips, Wolff Springs, Action Job, Militec, & might try the Beavertail Reshape & break the edges on the safety, bottom of the slide & reshape the trigger & polish.. I also plan on shortening the mag floorplate on the flat one as it touches my Pinky, The extended one is perfect, but not as good for carry.
I may even glassbead the entire pistol?? Not sure yet? I might just brush it as factory??
Hope My PPK/S Walther Works out for me as well as yours has Lynchmob.. Yours Looks Sweet!!
Mine was Proofed on 02-26-04 Serial #64XXBAC
What type of grips are those on yours LynchMob? I've ordered the Hogue in a similar wood color with checkering
Love the stipling on yours!! I might add a piece of Skate Bourd Tape there??
How much was the Cylinder & Slide Service if you don't mind me asking?
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I don't know when mine was proofed. I put the original cheapo plastic box out in the garage and it's too cold too go out and look for it. I would estimate that mine was made probably 8 ~ 10 months before yours. Serial #52XXBAC. I bought it new in Mar. 04 and sent it to C&S earlier this year.

Grips are laminated Black Silverwood by Ajax grips. They were for an Interarms PPK/S but got them to fit the S&W after the backstrap was reshaped by C&S.

C&S are expensive but are the best in the world for PPK work and worth every penny. Thier "works" package is somewhere around $1500.00 and covers everything including things like Novak sights, front slide serations, logo engraving and jeweled hammer and barrel hood.
I did mine a-la-carte. This is now my primary carry piece so I went for function first. Front slide serations are anoying and, IMHO, a solution to a non-existant problem (as well as ugly). I have them on one of my full-house 1911's and is the only item I wish I could take back. Novak sights are nice for full size weapons but unnecessary for carry & close range defensive work.

What I did get:

~ Throat barrel and frame (feeding)

~ Radius extractior and set tension

~ Polish and deburr internals

~ Trigger job and change to Wolff springs. Polish and radius trigger and install overtravel stop

~ Smooth and lighten safety/decocker

~ Re-crown barrel to 11 degrees

~ Stipple front strap (I didn't do the backstrap... I prefer smooth there) I considered checkering instead but it was about $80 more expensive than stippling. I worried about my choice but it was for nothing, when I got it back the stippling was even better than could have expected.

~ Recontour and reshape backstrap. This is the main factor why I went to C&S. I like the S&W beavertail but prefer the Interarms backstrap. This way, I get both.

~ Radius corners and edges (carry package)

Total cost including test firing and two-way shipping was $610.00 but I think they have raised prices since they did mine. Estimate maybe $20 more.

I own 30+ pistols but this is the one that "fits" me and probably the one I will insist in my will that I be buried with when I die.
 

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My Cheap-O S&W/Walther plastic case has a broken latch & it's in storage too..
The Ajax grips appear to be slimmer than the Hogue because the Hogue have palm swells..
I planned on going shooting today, but it's realy cold out & it's been raining off & on.. It can Wait!!
That's a great lookin Pistol you have Lynchmob, One of the best I've seen Yet!!
There's a Gunshow in Louisville this weekend, I'll be there!!
Still waitin on my Grips & Springs in the MailBox!
B92
 

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How in the world does the sweetest gun get the worst case ever? I wish gun manufactorers would pony a couple bucks and give us nice cases!!
 

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Quote[/b] (bulbboy @ Dec. 28 2005,07:49)]How in the world does the sweetest gun get the worst case ever?  I wish gun manufactorers would pony a couple bucks and give us nice cases!!
How about they go back to a cardboard box and drop the price a few dollars. This box that box they get to be a pain and take up room. Even tools are starting to come boxed I use not store and I really don't want or need a plastic box for my tools or guns. That's my .02 and Im sticking to it
 

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This ended up being a thread about Custom Mods to the PPK/S
I just shimmed the trigger on mine, It took .006" total, I made two .0030" thick shims from some shim stock I had for Ruger Trigger jobs, It was tough to get them in there with grease on em but after a bit of work with a toothpick.
It all worked out great, Trigger is a bit smoother & has less drag on the frame..Still Rubs some on the left side being I'm applying preasure on the right...
I also sanded the "Smith & Wesson Houlton ME USA" Logo smooth with 600 & 1500 grit silica carbide sandpaper with oil, I always hated how it looked different than the Walther Laser engraving, And is Rough as Hell too, I Taped over the Walther & took small pieces of sandpaper on a tiny popcycle stick & smoothed the rough logo smooth, Then matched the brushed finish with green & white scotch brite pads...
Looks & Feels Great!! It even matches too!!
That was todays custom Mods
Wolff is sending me a hammer spring kit out, I ordered one on the 20th of December & it never came, I called today & they never got the order, I have the invoice from thier website, So there sending me one out ASAP with FREE shipping..
I plan on doing the frame recontour & beavertail ,I realy like the way that Lynchmobs came out, It looks great & I bet it feels even better..
And I'm with you on the case MichealT, They could save $5 by putting it in a cardbourd box, I have so many pistols that alot of them are in cases in my safe, But for a working piece no case is required.. I may call S&W to see if they'll send me a new case as mine was broken from the get go.., Then I'll have to put it in storage..
B92 Amature Walther Pistolsmith
 

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Wolff is good at correcting their mistakes. I ordered a spring set they ship wrong one. I called they said to keep springs and sent me new Springs. I traded the spring kit at gun store for somthing else.
The only time they ever upset me was told me one day they didn't make springs for cheap guns like Llama or Bersa I was asking about springs for both. Catalog has recoil spring for 5" gov. Llama Guess they don't read their own book. I was wanting one for my 3" Llama.
 

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Micheal I have Buddy that Had a Llamma Mini Max that was a POS, It jammed every time it was shot, In fact the very first shot jammed & kept it up untill He traded it toward a AK-47.. It was a double stack that looked like a Para Ordanance P-10...
Glad to hear yours is 100%
I'm gonna go slow with the springs, I may try the heaviest first & go from there.. I just want the DA pull a little lighter, But I want it SAFE Too!!
Wolff Has always been great to me, I have a whole box full of thier springs that I use from time to time on Berettas SIGs HKs etc, They even had a firing pin & recoil spring for my HK P7M8.. & HK Didn't have them at the time..
Lovin The Walther PPK/S S&W...
 
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