Sold For: $1,194
Serial Number: 339710k
Year of Manufacture: 1939-1945
Caliber: .32 A.C.P. (7.65mm Browning)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine and Slide-Mounted Decocker Safety
Markings: The left of the slide is marked with a Walther banner logo, “Waffefabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal 7,65m/m” and “Mod PPK”. The right of the barrel at the chamber and the right of the slide under the ejection port each have an eagle over “N” proof. The serial number is marked on the right-front of the slide and the right of the frame behind the trigger.
Barrel Length: 3 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade that is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a serrated rib to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered brown synthetic which wraps around the back of the frame and leaves the frontstrap exposed. The grip has cracks on each side at the grip screw and there is a crack on the top-right at the safety relief cut. There are a few other scattered minor marks. The checkering and lettering are well defined. Overall, the grip is in about Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 70% of its metal finish.The finish is thinning at all edges. There is light finish wear scattered throughout with more notable wear in the grip areas. The worn areas show minor surface oxidation. There are scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches throughout. The screw head is tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The magazine does not properly engage the slide stop when empty. Otherwise, the action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull has a smooth takeup followed by a light, crisp break. 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 single 7-round magazine marked with a Walther banner logo and “PPK 7.62mm” at the bottom on the left. The magazine shows light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: This is a German manufactured Walther PPK chambered for .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning). Walther’s PP series has had an interesting and circuitous production history, being made in Germany, France, America, and back to Germany. This pistol is a WWII vintage German commercial made PPK in Very Good condition. The pistol shows wear consistent with its age, retaining about 70% of its metal finish, a nice bore, strong mechanics, and some damage to the grip. If you want a small pistol for concealed carry or if you have small hands that won’t fit around a grip with a double stack magazine, this is a quality pistol that is great for concealed carry. It’s also a great addition to a collection for those looking for a wartime production German commercial made PPK. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.