SOLD FOR: $1080
Serial Number: 107328 A
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Caliber: .380 A.C.P. (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 left side of the frame is marked “Made in West-Germany”. The right side of the slide is marked “107328”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “107328 A” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the barrel at the port with an “eagle / N” proof, a “65” date code and an Ulm antler proof.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
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 to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are brown checkered plastic that enclose the backstrap. There are Walther “Banner” logos across the tops of the grips. The smooth borders show some scattered draglines, nicks, and compressions. The checkering is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some stubborn fouling in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 89% of its metal finish. There is light thinning at most edges. There are scattered faint scratches throughout the slide. There is light surface oxidation on the front strap and the top of the back strap. There is standard operational wear on the hammer and the safety. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-Plus 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. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original box with a manual and a total of two 6-round magazines, one of which is marked with the Walther banner on both sides, “Cal.380 ACP” on the left side, and “Cal 9mm Kurz” on the right side. The unmarked magazine has a plastic finger extension floorplate. The magazines show light operational wear and are in about Fine overall condition. The box shows a few spots of finish loss with the most notable being on the right side and the other being on the top. There are no rips or tears. The box rates in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Walther Model PPK made in 1965 before they enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S to get around the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. It is in Very Good-Plus with only minor imperfections. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. It will make someone a great carry gun with a double action pull on the first shot, and can also be used for home protection. It is perfect for women and those with small hands. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun. Please see our photos and good luck!