When I got my ZM PPK the original grips were cracked so I replaced them with a set of postwar grips. Those are probably from the sixties, solid brown, and two piece. They fit perfectly and look great.Also, do I recall references to replica brown grips, either one or two piece?
I did check out the site. I didn’t see 40-something, I see black with screws for 71. That puts it in the Turkish walnut range.Gonzo', check out Vintage Gun Grips, (the KKK magazine people own them); they show samples of the grip colors, and a cursory search gave them ok reviews.
The sample shown reminds me very much of other guns I've seen here. The grips on mine have more of a grayish tone with something else mixed in.
The price was forty-something, including a grip screw and shipping. At that price, I'll give them a try.
Gonzo', you must be in the wrong spot; checked my receipt, and mine is $42.50, with the $9 shipping included. They are two piece, which is no big deal for what I want. I'll see what shows up.
Redcat, nice looking grips, and thanks.
'Bob, concur to a degree, but would still rather not have a gun that was possessed by a sonafa*****. Just bad juju, kinda like the Hitler Walther or the Lincoln Derringer.
Poloberst, not meaning to argue here. At least my particular pistol escaped from your cited example, but ugly stuff does happen in war. William Calley was court-martialed for such things; HueyCobra drivers, not so much. The damnation can be spread much further; .455 Webleys (and SMLEs) had a bad rep with my Irish forebears. Krags may not be well liked in the Philippines. Lancasters are still hated in Dresden. But 'Bob is right; it's truly not the tools' fault.
The RSHA does get a prize for the SOB thing tho'...they were the tip of the spear for Nazi evil.
Gonzo', looks like you were correct about price. Had a call, and I had the order bodged up.
Mike, handsome grips, but all the wood PP grips I have ever handled just lost that great Walther feel....they're just too big. Apparently wood can't be made as thin as plastic.
By equal measure, I'm certain the Germans used French policemen in the Vichy government. Bureaucrats and sworn officers have their use in keeping the peace and in civil administration.... Even used their Kripo discs though properly de-nazified. There were professional cops in the RSHA as there were professional solders in the Wehrmacht.
The same could be said about the Schupo (Schutzpolizei, or uniformed police).Not arguing, but discussing history. The RSHA included the Gestapo, the Kripo, the Gemeinde Kripo (small town detectives) and the SD. There were bad eggs in the Kripo, but the Brits vetted them after the war and took them back into detective service in their zone. Even used their Kripo discs though properly de-nazified. There were professional cops in the RSHA as there were professional solders in the Wehrmacht.
Interesting that the book finally made it. I read the first paperback perhaps 50+ years and thought it boring, like another make believe history book written at the same time: If the South had won the Civil War by an historian named Kantor. I doubt if that will make it to the silver screen, or Netflix, ad nauseum.BTW, on a tangent, The Man in the High Castle is an alternative history story in which the Axis wins WWII. With no small irony, J. Edgar Hoover is shown high in the Nazi administration, doing what he did in our FBI without missing a beat.
I don't want to speculate on how any of us would act, given an offer we couldn't refuse.