SOLD FOR: $2,961
Make: This pistol was manufactured by Walther in West Germany
Serial Number: 119642A
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Caliber: .380 ACP (9mm Kurz)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 6 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK Cal. 9mm kurz” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked with “119642” and the right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “119642 A” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the barrel at the port is marked with an “Eagle / N” proof, a “67” date code and an Ulm antler proof. The left side of the frame is marked “Made in West-Germany”.
Barrel Length: 3 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide is serrated with a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are dark checkered reddish-brown plastic with a Walther banner logo across the tops of the grips . The grips enclose the backstrap, leaving the front strap open. The checkering is mostly sharp with very light wear at the bottom of the right grip. There is a light bruise at the bottom front corner of the left grip and a few tiny nicks in the bottom edges of the grips. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
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. There are a few very light handling marks in the slide. The slide, hammer and decocker serrations and the magazine release knurling are sharp. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear with crisp proof marks. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull is crisp. This pistol has a decocker and is not equipped with a magazine disconnect. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with two magazines, its factory box, brass cleaning rod, a small blued steel tool and an owner’s manual. Both magazines are blued and hold six rounds. One has a reddish-brown plastic finger extension floorplate and the other has a flat blued steel floorplate. Both magazines show minimal wear and are in Excellent condition. The box has a red imitation lizard skin finish marked in silver with a Walther banner logo and “Mod. PPK”. The lid has a pink label in the upper rear corner marked with the correct make, model and serial number of this pistol. The lid shows finish loss with light fraying on its corners, a ding in the upper left corner and a few spots of finish loss. The bottom of the box has cardboard dividers between the pistol and its accessories. There is no noticeable wear on the inside of the box. The box is in about Fine overall condition. The cleaning rod has a round finger pull at one end and a slot for a patch at the other. It appears unused.
Our Assessment: This is a Walther Model PPK pistol made in West Germany in 1967 and chambered in .380 ACP. It is blued with reddish-brown checkered plastic grips, and comes with its factory box, Instruction Manual, two six round magazines and a cleaning rod. This is a very nice-looking pistol made with typical German craftsmanship, considered to be of higher quality than the PPK/S and PPK models made later by Interarms and Smith & Wesson. With its double action trigger pull on the first shot, it will make a great carry gun. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone confidence in carrying it when their life may be on the line. However, this pistol is in Excellent condition with about 99+% of its finish remaining and has a bright bore with sharp rifling and no erosion. Since these aren’t being made anymore, a pistol in this nice of a condition that includes its factory accessories is sure to catch the eyes of the collectors out there who are likely to outbid the shooters on this one.