SOLD FOR: $3000
Serial Number: 248990K
Year of Manufacture: 1940 C&R
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, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zehla-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal 7.65 m/m” and “Mod. PPK”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “248990 K”. The right side of the barrel at the port with an “crown / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked with a “crown / N” proof and the serial number.
Barrel Length: 3 1/4”
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 wavy serrations to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The one piece grip is brown checkered plastic that encloses the backstrap. There are two faint cracks on the right side, one goes through the logo and the other is at the rear of the top edge. There are other light marks on the smooth borders. The checkering is generally sharp. There are no chips. The grips rate in about Good overall condition and would rate higher if not for the small cracks.
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 82% of its metal finish. There is thinning at the leading edges. There are areas of finish loss on the sides of the slide, the trigger guard, and around the muzzle. There is some very light surface oxidation on the sides of the frame and the front strap. The action shows standard operational wear. The screw head is lightly tool marked. The markings are legible. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good 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 with a browning leather Akah belt loop holster and one 7-round magazine. The holster is marked “D.R.G.M / AKAH” with a crossed rifle and foliage motif.
Our Assessment: Walther’s original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the “Land” (state) of Thuringia. As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany, where they established a new factory in Ulm. This is a .32 caliber Walther Model PPK made in 1940, near the beginning of WWII, at the factory in Thuringia. It is in Very Good condition with roughly 82% original finish remaining. 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 is in high condition and would be a great addition to a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!