Paul Walker’s Ben Shostle Engraved Walther PPK/S Chrome .380 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD Ca. 1993

SOLD FOR: $4,126.01
Make: Walther
Model: PPK/S
Serial Number: 065666
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1993
Caliber: .380 A.C.P. (9mm Kurz)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK/S Cal.9mm kurz/.380 ACP” with with a Walther banner cleverly incorporated into the engraving. The right of the frame behind the trigger is marked “065666” and “SHOSTLE”. The right of the barrel at the chamber is marked “VA”. The slide and frame have extensive and quite deep sculped foliate scroll relief engraving.
Barrel Length: 3 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade with a recess for a dot in its rear face with no dot present, integral to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with a groove for an aiming reference below the notch, and is dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a solid, serrated rib to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece pearl panels. The left panel has a slight depression forward of the grip screw and the right has a thinner horizontal depression toward the top. It is unclear if this is the natural contour of the panels or if it is damage. There is no other notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-Fine condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Chrome
Finish Originality: Refinished at the time of engraving.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The trigger has light operational wear. Otherwise, the metal has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw head is lightly tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is smooth and the single action pull has a small amount of creep. This pistol has a decocker safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a notarized letter from Paul Walker, Sr. confirming that it came from the collection of Paul Walker and a single 7 round magazine. The magazine has faint operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This pistol comes from the collection of the late actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in The Fast and The Furious movie franchise. It is a Walther PPK/s engraved by the late Ben Shostle, the founder and first president of the Firearm Engravers Guild of America. The pistol has the deep, bold relief engraving characteristic of Mr. Shostle with the gun’s markings cleverly included in the patterns and a nice chrome finish applied. The pistol is in about Excellent condition with little sign of use since the engraving and attractive pearl grips. Whether you’re a fan of Paul Walker’s films, Ben Shostle’s engraving or beautiful handguns in general, this is a rare opportunity at a truly unique piece. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.