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Old 07-26-2012, 19:53   #1
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inherited handguns

I inherited a few hand guns recently and am curious as to what everyone thinks of them. I'm a rifle guy and have a good collection of rifles and shotguns but not much in the way of handguns.

The first is a Walther PP in 32 ACP. I believe it's WWII vintage and is in good to very good shape. It has a set of Pachmayr grips on it but also have the pair of original grips in good shape. I used to shoot this back in the early 90's and like this little pistol just wish it was in .380.

Second is a 6.5" Ruger Single Six. I need to determine the year (I think mid 60's) it's an original 3 screw unmodified version with both the .22 LR and .22 Mag cylinders and walnut grips. The Mag cylinder is still in the red pouch with yellow draw string. It looks like it just came out of the box. The only flaw is a small scratch on one grip. I really had to look to find it.

Third is a High Standard High Sierra with both the .22 LR and .22 Mag cylinders. It has the 7" octagonal barrel. This one is also mint.

These two .22's look like they would be fun little plinkers but since they are in such pristine condition I'm not sure if I should keep them perfect or have some fun with them.

Final one is a Smith & Wesson. This one I have some question about. It is in the original green box with orange label that says Single 32 Action Nickel 3 inch. This little pistol has some wear but I think it's pretty old. I really have not found too much info on it so if someone has any info I'd appreciate it. I can post pics of it (or any of the others as well) if it helps. I'm just looking for some direction on this one as a quick search didn't yield much.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37   #2
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Did some research on the PP today and it looks to be a pre war piece. I have a post on the Walther site to see if I can get an exact year but it looks to be around 1938 +/-

Exciting! I hope to have as good luck with the other pistols.
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Old 07-28-2012, 23:39   #3
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More research done. The PP is an early 1938. The S&W is a model 1 1/2 from around the mid 1880's. The Single Six is early 1964. Still working on the High Sierra but my guess is 1974-75.

Very nice little starter collection!
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Very nice, gonna keep them all?
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Shoot them. You are not going to hurt any value they may have.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:31   #6
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Not sure I'll keep them all but haven't made any decisions yet. I'm definitely keeping the Single Six as it has a lot of sentimental value. Looking forward to shooting it!

On another note just discovered three more! A S&W snub nose .357 Mag in stainless and a .38 blued. Also a little Charter .25 auto. Can't wait to see what else may be stashed around!

Thanks for the comments.
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If it was me, I'd put them up and keep them clean and safe. They are a great piece to somebodies collection. I wouldn't fire them because they can break (spring malfunction, trigger mess up, firing pin bend, et cetera). The value is higher as long as they fire n work properly, in case I did ever decide to trade them or sell em off. Then there is the fact your inherited these fire arms, from who I don't know. But in my case I only have a few family members who are into firearms like me, so for them to leave them to me would be a great sentimental value.

and the they seem to have good years on them, anything under 1970 is a collection piece in my opinion. Now if you want something to just tinker around with as you stated, I would pick up a little .22 rifle, you can find some around 100 or less. You can even buy thing to tactical them out, and make them look pretty spoofy.

And if you want something with more power than a .22, but still a little tinker rifle, you can get a Mosin Nagant for around 100$. Shoots a 7.62x54R.

You have plenty of options for little tinker rifles, even pretty low priced handguns. So there are plenty of options out there. I would buy a cheap tinker weapon before I shot them collection pieces.

GREAT Weapons as I said before, could you post some pictures? I'd love to take a look at them.
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I've been shooting the Walther but not the .22's. The S&W I wouldn't shoot even if I wanted to due to it's age. For the time being I think I'll just admire the revolvers! I have many .22 rifles, a Mini 14, SKS and other assorted firearms so I have no lack of things to shoot! These handguns belonged to my Dad who recently passed. The only one I know he had real attachment to was the Ruger. I think he would want me to shoot it. I think to honor that I'll take it out once a year around his birthday and put a few down the pipe.

I'm trying to figure out how to post some pics here as they seem to need to be hosted somewhere else. I'll try to get up some soon!
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