SOLD FOR: $3350
Make: This pistol was made by Smith & Wesson under license to Walther.
Model: PPK/ S-1
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (Fired Case Envelope)
Caliber/Gauge: .380 ACP (9 mm kurz)
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7 Round Removable Magazine
Markings: The slide, frame and grips are all engraved and feature the Walther logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “.380 ACP”. The left side of the frame that is concealed by the grip is marked “N” and “S”. The right side of the frame that is concealed by the grip is marked “S”, “S”, “(7)” and features the serial number “86648AP”. The inside of the grips are marked “2”. The right side of the frame is marked “S&W HOULTON, ME.” and features the serial number and model “PPK/S-1”.
Barrel Length: 3.35”
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/ Grip: The grip is wood and checkered with the Walther banner logo and floral engraving. There are some very light handling marks, but the checkering is sharp and there are no signs of any significant damage or abuse. The grip screw is disfigured, but still serviceable.
Type of Finish: The frame and bottom half of the slide are nickel while the top of the slide and barrel are stainless steel.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 97% of its original finish. There are a few very light scattered handling marks, most will go unnoticed in our opinion. There is notable scuffing at the heel of the grip frame. The markings are clear. Overall this pistol is in Fine-plus to Excellent condition.
Mechanics:The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The pistol comes with a case marked with the walther logo and has a sticker that features the pistol’s serial number, inside the case is styrofoam padding. There is a shell casing and key inside of an envelope. Also included is a user manual for the pistol. The pistol comes with 4 magazines all marked with the Walther logo and on the left side “Cal. 380 ACP”, while on the right they are numbered 2-7 and are marked “Cal. 9mm kurz”. Also included is a padlock and corresponding set of keys. Finally there is an additional wooden display presentation case with the “WALTHER” logo, the box is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The Walther PPK/S is a well designed handgun, this particular pistol has been modified by Smith and Wesson with that company’s signature engraving style on the frame, slide and grips. The PPK/S was introduced to the US market in 1968 in response to new import requirements imposed at that time. The handgun has remained a popular choice ever since for carry. Goodluck on your bid!