SOLD FOR: $1136.11
Make: This pistol was made by Smith & Wesson under license to Walther.
Serial Number: 3803BAR
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (Fired Case Envelope)
Caliber: .380 ACP (9mm Kurz)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with a Walther “Banner” logo and “UNDER LICENSE OF / Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK/S Cal.9mm kurz/.380ACP”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “3803BAR / PPK/S-1”. The right side of the slide is marked with a Walther Banner logo and “SMITH & WESSON / HOULTON, ME USA”. The barrel at the port is marked “.380 ACP”.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed into the slide. There is a tiny red dot in the rear face of the front sight and a tiny red square under the square notch in the rear sight, forming a two-dot aiming system for fast sight acquisition. The top of the slide is serrated with a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic, marked across the top with a Walther Banner logo on each side. The left panel has a thin crack above the grip screw escutcheon. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued frame, stainless steel slide
Finish Originality: 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 98% of its metal finish. There is a nick on the rear of the beavertail and the action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is relatively smooth and the single action pull is crisp. This pistol has a decocker that doubles as a safety. 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 in a black plastic Walther case with serial-matching label, wax paper, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and fired case envelope, cable lock, and a total of two 7-round magazines with black plastic pinky-extension. The magazines have very light operational wear with intact feed lips and strong springs, in about Fnie-Excellent condition. The case has light storage wear, mostly on the bottom, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a two-tone Model PPK/S pistol made by Smith & Wesson under license to Walther. After WWII, Walther had Manurhin make parts for their PP and PPK pistols that Walther then finished, stamped with the Walther name and assembled. Manurhin also made pistols under their own name for sale in the United States. In 1978, Walther licensed Interarms to make PP and PPK pistols for them, and later licensed Smith & Wesson. The pistol is chambered in .380 ACP and comes with a black factory case, one factory magazine, a fired cartridge case and paperwork. This pistol is in about Excellent condition with 98% of its blued and stainless-steel finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. This is going to make someone a very nice pistol for concealed carry that can also be used for home protection. The PPK pistols are known to be reliable, and the two-tone finish on this example is particularly appealing. Please see our photos and good luck!