SOLD FOR: $2979
Model: PPK Bring-Back
Serial Number: 406679K
Year of Manufacture: 1943 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 “406679 K”. The right side of the barrel at the port with an “eagle / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked with a “eagle / N” proof and the serial number. The right side of the frame is marked with an “eagle / swastika” next to “c”. This proof indicates the weapon was a contract purchase by certain units such as police or postal departments.
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 black checkered plastic with the Walther banner that encloses the backstrap. There are light scratches on the smooth borders. 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 some faint erosion in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is thinning at the leading edges. The trigger and frame show a faint plum hue. There is some finish loss on the right side of the slide. There is some very light surface oxidation on the sides of the frame and the front strap. There are scattered little nicks and scratches throughout the metal. 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 one 7-round magazine, a black leather flap holster that has been hand scribed “Litvack”, a bring back certificate dated December 10th 1945, and a brown leather Dopp Kit case marked “Joseph Litvack”.
Our Assessment: Walther’s original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the “Land” (state) of Thuringia where this pistol was manufactured under German occupation during WWII. This pistol bears a marking on the left side of the frame that indicates the weapon was a contract purchase by a certain unit such as the police or postal department. This is a .32 caliber Walther Model PPK made in 1943. The included bring-back certificate shows that this pistol was captured by a soldier named Joseph Litvack and brought back on December 10th 1945. It is in Very Good condition with roughly 80% original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and only very faint erosion in the grooves. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun. However, this one would be best to add to a Walther collection. This example is in high condition and would be a great addition to a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!