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Old March 27, 2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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A Walther??

I just traded for a Walther PPK and love it. However it has Smith and Wesson on the side too. Has there been any negative reactions to this or is it just fine?
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Old March 27, 2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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There were some issues with some of the PPK pistols early on that were built by Smith and Wesson.

I have one that I have had for about 3 years that has never had a failure. It is a good reliable pistol.

Do you know when yours was built?
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:12 PM   #3
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All Walther PP and PPK pistols are now made by S&W; as Geetarman says, there were some problems early on but there were also some improvements. I like the guns.

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Old March 28, 2013, 01:24 AM   #4
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I love mine I have a PPK/S and have used it as one of my Concealed Carry Weapons for years. Easy to carry, easy to shoot, and hits what I aim at.
Can't ask for any more than that.
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Old March 28, 2013, 06:11 AM   #5
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All Walther PP and PPK pistols are now made by S&W; as Geetarman says, there were some problems early on but there were also some improvements. I like the guns.
Is this still true? I thought that Walther ended their partnership recently.
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Old March 28, 2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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They ended their relations as far as S&W importing and distributing Walther products in the US, but S&W will continue to manufacture the PPK pistols under liscense.
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Old March 28, 2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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They ended their relations as far as S&W importing and distributing Walther products in the US, but S&W will continue to manufacture the PPK pistols under license.
There's one caveat: the new .22LR PPK/S will be built in Germany, likely by Umarex, based on the markings on pre-production samples.

FWIW all PPK's sold in the USA since 1968 have been American-made, as have all PP and PPK/S pistols sold here after the infamous "Walther Wars" of the early 1980's. Prior to the early 2000's, these pistols were made under the Interarms banner by subsidiaries of Mid-South Industries, a diverse and still-extant manufacturing conglomerate. Walther's American licenses were sold to S&W after Interarms declared bankruptcy and was liquidated.
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Old March 29, 2013, 01:32 AM   #8
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There's one caveat: the new .22LR PPK/S will be built in Germany, likely by Umarex, based on the markings on pre-production samples.
Of course, as any Walther fan will tell you, a pistol made by Umarex is NOT a real Walther.
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