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Old 05-15-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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Here is a pistol you don't see every day.

Indian Arms Corporation .380. Manufactured in Detroit from 1975-1977.

Only 1000 made.










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Old 05-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #2
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That does sound pretty rare. Have you fired it? Is it reliable, accurate, all that? Looks a bit like a miniaturized Walther PPK -- is the trigger guard hinged to allow field stripping?



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Old 05-21-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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ELB[/color]]That does sound pretty rare. Have you fired it? Is it reliable, accurate, all that? Looks a bit like a miniaturized Walther PPK -- is the trigger guard hinged to allow field stripping?



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The Indian Arms is very similar to the Walther PPK (very good observation!). It appears to be very well built, I have not fired it yet, .380 ammo is hard to find these days. Yes, the trigger is hinged for field stripping.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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A quote from a friend of mine.

"Indian Arms" was the registered name. It was located on Dequindre north of Davison in Detroit. They made more than 1,000 of the stainless steel PPK clones. I know, because I worked there. They were 380s when I was there. Can't say if they ever produced anything else, they had a 22 revolver prototype in the office.

The quality on the 380 auto was very good and it was said that the parts would interchange with a PPK, but I think some fitting would be in order.

I can't remember the owner's name, Italian guy, not much fun to work for. Got in financial trouble and folded".
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:09 AM   #5
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Looks like a modernized/angular PPK. I've seen one in an old french gun book... interesting!
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:44 AM   #6
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Indian Arms....Italian Guy

Yes, his name was George Perlotto and being his newphew I was named after him. Very bright guy, also helped develop the Stoner Assault rifle later to be called the AR-15. I happen to be looking to purchase an Indian Arm 380 if anyone knows of someone who would like to sale a excellent condition or NIB...I would pay $550.


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A quote from a friend of mine.

"Indian Arms" was the registered name. It was located on Dequindre north of Davison in Detroit. They made more than 1,000 of the stainless steel PPK clones. I know, because I worked there. They were 380s when I was there. Can't say if they ever produced anything else, they had a 22 revolver prototype in the office.

The quality on the 380 auto was very good and it was said that the parts would interchange with a PPK, but I think some fitting would be in order.

I can't remember the owner's name, Italian guy, not much fun to work for. Got in financial trouble and folded".
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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I remember those!
A pal of mine had one as his off duty/back up. I can't remember much else about it except that being stainless it made him the envy of the squad room.
Even those of us who were big bore fans had to admit that it was cool.
What a Blast From The Past!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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My dad had one as his backup/off duty also. Called it Betsy and carried her ALWAYS. He also had around 80-something additional firearms, but he said he carried Betsy because he could always rely on her. For a marine turned cop with a NYS dealer's license and a house-full of guns, that says a lot. Great gun.
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