Walther W. Germany Interarms PPK/S PPK-S 9mm Kurz Semi-Auto Pistol, 1978
SOLD FOR: $2000
Year of Manufacture: 1978
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 “226633” and “eagle / N” proof. The chamber is . The right side of the frame is marked with the “HI” date code, Ulm/Do antler proof, and “eagle / N” proof and 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 several little nicks and scratches along the smooth borders and the right panel shows scuffing along the front edge. The checkering shows wear and is well defined. The marking along the bottom edge of the left panel is rather worn. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Good-Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 94% of its finish. There is light thinning on most of the leading edges. There are scattered little nicks and scratches on the grip straps, as well as light surface oxidation on the back strap. There is a cluster of small dings on the dust cover. The markings are clear. The screw head remains sharp and the pins are clean. Overall this pistol is in Fine 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 one 7-round magazine that 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 1978. It retains about 94% original finish and is in Fine condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!