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Old 02-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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Bond, James Bond.

I finally got my Walther today.
I played hookey from work to get in a little range time with my three carry guns. On the way out I always look to see what I might not be able to go home without.
They had the new Smith Victory 22. It felt really good, I am impressed with that gun. It really feels better than the Ruger Mks that I have handled. But while looking it over I saw a PPKS for a good price. The Ruger was priced at $ 399 but I think that price will come down as they get more in.
The Walther was used of course with the original box, paperwork, and two magazines. I looked it over and found that the right grip panel was cracked but useable. And it had a set of Pachmayr grips with the box.
It is an Interarms model made in 1992. It has a few very fine scratches in the slide and shows a little holster wear on the right side. But overall in great shape.
I already have a set of grips ordered from Numrich.
I had to bring this one home it was priced at $ 479 so with tax $ 513 and here is the good part. I had a gift card from my credit union from my rewards program for $ 200 so this gun actually cost me $ 313.



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Old 02-03-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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That's a beauty and a classic, Seabee. Congrats. Let us know how it shoots for you. It's actually one of the few guns I've never shot. Would love to know more about it.
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Congratulations on the Walther! It looks good.
Now all you need is an Aston Martin, and a martini. Shaken, not stirred.
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Congratulations on the Walther! It looks good.
Now all you need is an Aston Martin, and a martini. Shaken, not stirred.
+1! That is very nice looking.

That looking around on the way out of several LGS gets me every time
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Thanks folks, I have wanted one of these since the first time I saw Bond when he had to give up his Beretta. Yeah it's been a long time.
I will have to get Daytime Dave to make me that Martini.
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Sweet!
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Old 02-03-2016, 03:36 PM   #7
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This is a copy of a PPKS and it was made in the USA . The target below was shot at 15 yds . I won a lot of money with this gun out shooting so called target guns . Not bad for a pocket or backup gun .
PS .............. It has never jammed or any hiccup in 40 yrs I owned it ...




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Seabee........
Congratulations on a Classic Beauty. That should be a family heirloom.
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I have the same PPKs in 380. While its a classic to own and shoot it would be my least favorite for defense. For such a low caliber it kicks and will bite your thumb.

That Iver Johnson of TGR's is nice and I wouldn't mind having one. I have a Manurhin PP and a Walther PPK both in .22LR and both are ammo picky.
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Congratulations, enjoy it!
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Another round of thanks gentleman, I have read many reviews on the various PPKs. And know that there seems to be a preference for the earlier models and the Interarms over the S&W models.
I am looking forward to getting it to the range. Even with it's history of being snappy I want to shoot it.
On a side note, it came with the test target. Dated October 15, 1992. My dad's birthday was in October.
He passed away in 1992. He would have liked this little gun.
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Thanks folks, I have wanted one of these since the first time I saw Bond when he had to give up his Beretta. Yeah it's been a long time.
I will have to get Daytime Dave to make me that Martini.
RSb, that is a fine handgun. I remember when Interarms announced the Stainless in the States. I ordered one new at my LGS. I still have it, with a set of pacs too. The box floats around too.

Of course, I got a shoulder holster, to be more like Bond.

Stop over, I have the PPk/s and I'll make us a pitcher of martini's. All we have to do is find a beautiful woman with an Astin Martin.
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Thanks for the invite Dave. But I fear that you will have that pitcher dry by the time I get there.
I did find myself looking at shoulder holsters this evening.
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When I got back into shooting in 2008, the first gun I seriously looked at was an Interarms PPKs in .32 at my LGS. Looked new, $ 500 out the door with three mags. I decided to think about it and, you guessed it, someone else got it the same day.

I later learned that .32 was the original caliber it was designed for, and said to work better than the .380 model. I haven't seen one in .32 since, and don't think the S&W PPKs are made in that, either.

I've always considered it the Rolls-Royce of small pistols.
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Yes sir, I believe the originals were in .32 and I read somewhere that Hitler carried one. I believe that it is the gun that they say he shot himself in the head with. Shame he didn't get that idea several years earlier.
I wouldn't mind having the .32 in black.
That was the gun that Bond moved up to in Doctor No. His boss M made him give up his Beretta 418 .25acp and accept the "more powerful" .32acp.

It is a solid little gun and I am impressed with how tight all of the tolerances are. And this one has been shot a good bit. It has all the expected wear from a 23 year old gun but doesn't look worn out.
I put the Pachmayr grips on it today and it really changes the way it feels to hold. But I will shoot it first with the originals. Then decide if it needs the Pachmayrs.
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Very nice looking Walther.
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My congrats also.
I fixed myself a Martini before I read your post.
Going to have another one and re-read.
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Thanks, too early for a martini for me. But I am about to start my taxes.....Maybe after I am finished.
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Thanks, too early for a martini for me. But I am about to start my taxes.....Maybe after I am finished.
That'll drive anyone to drinkin!
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I had a stainless Walther .380 and traded it for a Ruger stainless mini14. I think it was a bad trade on my part. After many trades I no longer have either one.
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