Re: Chance to buy Walther
Wow! A lotta questions here. OK, lets go one at a time.
I can buy this for $300. Is it worth the money?
Depends on when and where it was made, and condition. Yours is probably a PostWar Model PP, made in Germany by Walther....if in 90% condition or better, worth $300 or more.
How old is the weapon? Dose the serial number have any significance as to the year of manufacture?
Yes, but I don't have a list of Serial #s to manufacture date.
I want to teach my wife to shoot and am wondering how dependable it is and how economical it is to shoot.
Very well made, very dependable, but not very economical to shoot. 7.65mm (same as .32 ACP) isn't cheap. If you want to teach your wife to shoot, I'd suggest that you buy a .22 pistol or revolver. And.....if you've never owned a handgun before, I'd suggest .22 is the way to go for you too.
To become proficient in shooting a handgun, the way to go is practice, practice, practice. And shooting .22 is cheap, thus encouraging practice, practice, practice.
7.65 is really a marginal caliber. Too small for self-defense, too expensive for plinking and target shooting.
I'm not trying to discourage you from the PP.....I'm just calling it as I see it. If you really like the PP, I'd suggest you look for one in .22. They were made in that caliber also.