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    S&w ppk/s

    Yesterday I went to my go-to local gun store to see what he had for the week. What I found was a S&W PPK/S in 9mmk. It is beautiful. Stainless with a really nice pair of Altamont rosewood grips on it.

    I did not know that S&W ever made these until I got home and did some research on it.

    Questions. Are these S&W versions good pistols? Quality and function? What are these worth? I can probably get this one for $600, is that reasonable?

    I have several S&W revolvers and they are my favorites. I trust S&W.

    Thoughts please.

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    Pic of a similar one with the same grips.

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    I don't know if they ever got it right or not but early ones were known to have reliability problems. Personally, I would stick with European made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combloc View Post
    I don't know if they ever got it right or not but early ones were known to have reliability problems. Personally, I would stick with European made.
    I tend to agree with you on that. I wanted to get some input on it. Thanks

    It's just such a pretty little thing. Lol
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    I was never wild about the ppk/s. Mine was an Interarms imported Walther. It would stovepipe a lot, something that I've read can be a problem with blowback pistols if your grip is more used to breechlocked semi autos. No idea if that is the case, but I sold mine rather than mess with it. Might have kept it if I liked .380's - I was always mixing up my darn brass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdowney View Post
    I was never wild about the ppk/s. Mine was an Interarms imported Walther. It would stovepipe a lot, something that I've read can be a problem with blowback pistols if your grip is more used to breechlocked semi autos. No idea if that is the case, but I sold mine rather than mess with it. Might have kept it if I liked .380's - I was always mixing up my darn brass!
    That seems to be the case on a lot of these .380 autos. The late Mauser HSc in .380 appears to have the same problem.
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    That's pretty enough to be worth 600 just to be able to fondle it when you want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruney View Post
    That's pretty enough to be worth 600 just to be able to fondle it when you want to.
    That's what I was thinking! Lol
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    I've had two Walther's of this type, both .380 and both bought for my Honey. One was a PPK/S made in 1970. It was stone mint and she wouldn't shoot it because it was too nice so I sold it. The other is a 1968 PP and it runs 99% with Remington. Anything other than that and it's iffy.









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    Just found out that there was a big recall on the S&W versions. Pretty much all of them made between 2002 and 2009. They could potentially fire a round when releasing the safety without touching the trigger. Not good.
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