I hope I can add to this thread with yet another PPK question.
I have what I think is a 1939 Walther PPK RZM model. I would like to shoot it occasionally. I realize the grips are somewhat fragile and would like to replace them first. I've removed the grip screw but it didn't really seem to make much difference. I have three manuals that detail how to field and detail strip the gun, but none make any mention of the removing the grips, other than removing the screw. I don't want to damage them, so I would appreciate any help. As I've seen mentioned, the grips do have a very small crack at the top of the backstrap.
The gun belonged to my dad, and as he is now in his eighties, we are shooting some of the guns he's had but never shot. He has several other PPK's including a .22LR. His grip isn't what it used to be so I'm looking at smaller caliber pistols that will be easy for him to shoot.
Any idea as to it's value would also be greatly appreciated. There seems to be quite a bit of variability in price, so I've not been able to get a good handle on what it may be worth.
Thanks for any and all help you can provide.