Very new to handguns

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BigDaddyJim, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    I recently inherited some firearms from my mom (she loved to shoot), and I would like some more information about these beauties. I am looking forward to engaging in this new found passion that my mom loved.

    Smith & Wesson .38 Special CTG
    Serial #: K117xxx (cannot find a model number)

    Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
    Serial #: AFY8xxx Model 66-2

    Walther PPK .32 (I think it's a 1939)
    Serial #: 186xxx W

    Remington .44 New Model Army Revolver
    Patent September 14, 1858
    This is a old one in AWESOME condition.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!

    Jim
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    close up pics of all markings would help
     

  3. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    I will get some pics of them as soon as I can. The one that has me most intrigued is the Remington 1858 New Model revolver. Do the replicas say anywhere that they are replicas, because this one doesn't. It's in stunning condition!
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Your mother had excellent taste! Welcome to the forum. Try to swing by the introduction area and let everyone know you're here.

    Oh, they'll all want pics. Pics are big around here.
     
  5. roachsquasher

    roachsquasher New Member

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    Wow...nice selection. All my mother ever used for defense was a frying pan and a rolling pin lol.
     
  6. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    What a bunch of junk. Tell you what, just to demonstrate that I am not a cold-hearted bas#&#d, I'll do you a favor and take them off of your hands for $200.00, for the whole bunch. ;)
     
  7. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    Heh heh heh, thanks for the offer!! :)

    I fired all of them except the Remington New Model, which I have sent some pics to Remington (posted them here as well in the Black Powder section), but I've not heard anything back from them as of yet. Right now, it looks like it's an original, yet re-blued.

    I need to buy a new magazine for the PPK. The spring is a bit weak (I mean, it's only 70+ years old), and the ammo jams as it tries to load. Anyone know where I can buy one of decent quality for not too much coin?
     
  8. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Your mom had some great taste. CDNN Investments has good deals on Walther mags.

    I look forward to some pics. Does that PPK have any Nazi marks or Waffenamts on it?
     
  9. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    Have you tried looking for just the spring at midwayusa or brownells?
     
  10. BigDaddyJim

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    I wished that it did, because let's face it... those guns look way cool. I was in Berlin this past October at a Citrix convention, but I had a chance to checkout a lot of WWII history while I was there. One of the museums that we went to had a weapons display that made my jaw drop.
     
  11. crazycharlie2

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    Before you do anything to the Walther PPK, go over to the P38 forum. They have a section on PPK's. Ask any questions. I have a PPK, 1939 vintage,
    sn- 2272xx K. It has no Wafenamps, was a private purchase to an SS officer.
    I've never seen one with a W suffix serial number, but that doesn't mean there weren't any.
    You'll do better if you post some pictures.
     
  12. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Especially, because we want to see them, :D
     
  13. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    I went over to the P-38 forum and inquired about your PPK. It appears your W suffix is a rare bird. If it were mine I wouldn't fire it or modify it in any way until you find out more about it. Keep the original magazine and spring. Treat it with 'kid gloves'. It could be very valuable.:eek:
     
  14. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    Thanks Charlie!!! Much appreciated. I will post some pics ASAP.

    Jim
     
  15. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    Here are a few pics...

    Walther PPK .32
     

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  16. BigDaddyJim

    BigDaddyJim New Member

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    S&W .357 Magnum (this one is my favorite)
     

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  17. BigDaddyJim

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    S&W .38 Special CTG (not sure what year or model this one is, where do I go to be sure?)
     

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  18. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice. For the model #, swing out the cylinder and look on the frame under the swing out arm.
     
  19. BigDaddyJim

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    .38 Special CTG...

    Been doing some reading, and apparently, S&W didn't always assign model numbers prior to 1956. The serial number (I am guessing that it's on the butt end of the gun) is K 1179xx.

    I am thinking it might be a 1905 Military & Police issue. Can anyone verify?