SOLD FOR: $1300
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Caliber/Gauge: .380 Auto, 9mm kurz
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Single and Double Action Pistol with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther logo, “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / PPK/S Cal. 9mm kurz” and “Made in / W. Germany”. The grips are marked “WALTHER” on a banner at the tops, the bottom of the left panel is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”. The right side of the slide is marked “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA” and features the serial number “026301” and “eagle / N” proof. The chamber is marked with the “74” date code, Ulm/Do antler proof, and “eagle / N” proof. The right side of the frame is also marked with the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked “eagle / N” proof.
Barrel Length: 3 ¼”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade integral to the slide with white dot at the muzzle. The rear sight is a dovetailed square with white square at the rear end of the slide. The slide is also serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The grips are two piece black checkered plastic. The grips have mild handling wear with some minor marks along the smooth borders. The checkering remains sharp. Overall the grips are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some stubborn fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 99% of its finish. There are some faint handling marks but no significant wear. The markings are clear. The screw head remains sharp. Overall this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has minor play to the frame. The safety acts as a decocker. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol comes in a serial matching hard case with two 7-round magazines, paperwork including a test target and manual, and a cleaning rod. One of the magazines has a pinky extension.
Our Assessment: The Walther PPK/S is a well designed handgun, this particular variant takes .380 ACP ammunition. 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 for carry ever since. This particular PPK/S was produced in West Germany by Walther for Interarms in 1974. It retains about 99% original finish and is in Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!