SOLD FOR: $1525
Serial Number: 390085k
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: 7.65mm (.32 ACP)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto fed by Removable Magazine (no magazine included)
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7,65 m/m” and with Mod. “PPK”. The right side of the slide is marked “390085k”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “390085k”. The right of the barrel and the right of the slide are each marked with an “Eagle / N” proof. The left of the frame has an eagle over swastika next to “c” police acceptance stamp.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile blade integral to the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch integral to the slide. The top of the slide has a serrated rib to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one-piece gray checkered plastic with Walther “Banner” logos across the tops of the grips. The grip has minor handling wear. There has been slight shrinkage, causing the grips to warp slightly at the top- and bottom-front corners on each side. There are a few nicks along the left-front edge. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in about Very Good-Fine 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.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. Most of the balance is in scattered minor surface oxidation. The finish is thinning at most edges. There are a few light nicks and scratches. The grip areas show light handling wear. The action shows operational wear. 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 smooth and the single action pull is crisp. This pistol has a decocker safety on the left of the slide. 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: None. Please note, no magazine is included with this pistol.
Our Assessment: This is a Walther Model PPK made in 1942 during WWII and issued to the German police. This pistol has the desirable gray plastic grips and has serial-matching slide and frame with proper proof and acceptance marks. The pistol shows honest wear consistent with its age and use as a police pistol, retaining a great bore and strong mechanics. This will make a great addition to a WWII or law enforcement pistol collection. Please see our photos and good luck!