SOLD FOR: $2051
Serial Number: 167692
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: .32 A.C.P. (7.65mm Browning)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7 Round Removable Magazines
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK – Cal.7,65mm” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “167692” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the barrel at the port with an “eagle / N” proof, a “64” date code and an Ulm antler proof. The inside of the slide has “167692” hand-scribed.
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 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 grips have some scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches with a few more notable marks at the top of the left panel. 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.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. There is light wear at the front of the slide on each side with some minor erosion on the left. There are a few other scattered minor marks. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine 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 serial matched two-piece cardboard box with a manual and a total of two 7-round magazines, one of which a plastic finger extension floorplate. The magazines show minor operational wear and are in Fine overall condition. The box has light storage wear with some finish loss around edges and corners, in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a .32 caliber Walther Model PPK made in 1964 before they enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S to get around the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. It is in Fine condition with more evidence of holster-carry than actual use. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun. That said, they are also collectible. This example with its high condition and original box would also be a great addition to a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!