Bought a Walther PPK/s in 22LR

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  1. Gokyo

    Gokyo

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    This is an old West German PPK made in the 1960. The serial number is in the 120,000’s.

    I have owned several PPK’s in 32 and 380. But eventually I get tired of how big and heavy they are. I also get terrible slide bite from every PPK I have owned. I then sell them feeling a little betrayed. How can a gun that looks so good hate me so much.

    Then a couple of years later I watch an early Bond film and go out and buy another PPK and start the cycle again.

    i have always loved the look of the PPK models. But the reality of owning one always eventually drove me away.

    Years ago I bought a Iver Johnson TP22. Loved having a PPK clone in 22. Hated the TP22 accuracy. Hated the aluminum zinc frame.

    I stumbled across a 22LR Walther. It is accurate. There is virtually no slide bite because of the mild recoil.

    It is really wonderful


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    The trigger is pretty terrible in double action. However the single action trigger is pretty great.
     
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  2. porschedog

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    These are classics. I just bought one of the new models. Much fun indeed.
     

  3. skyfall

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    The only problem,IMHO, is the cost of the magazines on the older models like you have.The going rate,to the best of my knowledge is approx.$100.00&up.They are also getting more difficult to find. They are terrific and fun pistols to shoot.
     
  4. Gray Dood

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    Very nice. Congratulations.

    As I'm getting older I find myself becoming more interested in "vintage " .22s of all types. Just so much fun to shoot, and they don't break the bank for a long range session.

    I'm curious if your Walther is picky about ammo?

    (I know yours is rimfire, but I've been told, "the 7.65 mil hits like a brick through a plate glass window".) :)
     
  5. Rizzo

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    "And the Americans swear by it." :rofl:
     
  6. naughtymoose

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    Cool factor off the chart. Back when I had my first Ruger MKI, a buddy of mine bought a PPK in .22. I liked it much better than my PPK/S. Neat little guns that shoot very well.
     
  7. rds95991

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    I have 22's in PPK/s, PP, and TPH. I also have some in 32 and 380. All are Interarms marked. The only one I've ever had a problem with slide bite is with one of the first American made Walther PPK's made by Ranger. Neat because of the low S/N 0006XX but never gets shot.
     
  8. bac1023

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    Beautiful indeed

    Congrats on a nice classic