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Old 02-20-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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My latest acquisition. Its not perfect has some thin bluing but its in very good condition and has not missing or broken parts. Its all original and the slide is marked to the frame. Its also got a big plus in that its marked Eagle C on the frame for the Nazi police. I got it for a really good price and the seller threw in a box of 32ACP about 20 bucks these days. Grips have a hair line crack but thats about normal for this gun. it was made in 1942 and I think there were only 25k of this type made that year. This one goes in my I don't sell it safe queen. Mag is correct dull finish banner walther with 7.65mm. I don't know how many know it but a good set of grips original from the war alone go for about 3 to 400 bucks. A mag alone about 100. The sum of its parts are more than the gun is in total sometimes.

Also its not known by a lot of people outside the PPK crowd but the slide has the last three numbers of the frame scrached into the inside across from the ejection port by the assembler in the factory. Many times you would swear its not there but it is every tie, you have to wipe away any grease and look in light that glances off.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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Nice find. Is that a precursor to the Walthers PPK James Bond gun?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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Nice find. Is that a precursor to the Walthers PPK James Bond gun?
No it is the James Bond Original gun. If you can call a fictional Character original. LOL If you read about the Bond guns, he used a Beretta 25 originally and several different guns. But the PPK is the one that is attributed to him. I am not sure if its ever said but I would bet his issued PPK was not a wartime issue but a West German Issue. These hold a premium as they were stopped from import in the USA after the 1968 gun law. It was just a smidg too small to be a sporting gun. This made the Germans create the PPKS which is a PPK slide on a PP frame, it just makes it big enough to pass. PPKs that are pre 1968 and post war hold value well. A good example in 380 will bring a grand or more depending on if the original box is with it and condtion.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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Looks like a beautiful gun. I always liked the Walther PP/PPK. Never owned one but I would like to at some point.
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