Walther Interarms Model PP 3 7/8″ .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1969 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1500

LSB#: 220506WM020

Make: Walther, Imported by Interarms

Model: PP

Serial Number: 31492A

Year of Manufacture: 1969

Caliber: 9mm kurz; .380 ACP

Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine and Slide-Mounted Decocker Safety

Markings: The left of the slide is marked with the Walther banner next to “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PP-CaL 9 mm kurz” and an “eagle / N” proof. The left side of the frame is marked “Made in West – Germany”. The right side of the slide is marked “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA” over a starburst and the serial number “31492”. The right side of the chamber is marked with an “eagle / N” proof mark, “69”, and an antler proof. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “31492A” next to a German proof mark. The bottom of the left grip panel is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”.

Barrel Length: 3 7/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade that is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a U-notch with a white square aim guide that is dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a serrated rib to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic with a Walther banner logo at the top of each panel. The panels show little nicks and scratches on the smooth borders. There is also a notable nick at the bottom of the left panel. The checkering shows handling wear and has a few scattered compressed checkers but it is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.

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 but there is some light fouling in the grooves.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are some sparsely scattered faint scratches throughout, most notably on the front strap. There is light thinning on certain leading edges. There is some light surface oxidation on the back strap. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single-action pull has a smooth takeup followed by a light, crisp break. This pistol has a decocking safety that functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one 7-round magazine.

Our Assessment: The Walther PP series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols, developed by the German arms manufacturer Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen. It features an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel that also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring. The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E models. The PP and the PPK were among the world’s first successful double-action semi-automatic pistols. They are still manufactured by Walther and have been widely copied. The design inspired other pistols, among them the Soviet Makarov, the Hungarian FEG PA-63, the Polish P-64, the American Accu-Tek AT-380 II, and the Argentinian Bersa Thunder 380. The PP and PPK were both popular with European police and civilians for being reliable and concealable. This is a blued Walther PP in .32 ACP caliber made by Walther in Germany. This pistol is in about Fine condition with about 94% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. If you want a small pistol for concealed carry or if you have small hands that won’t fit around a grip with a double-stack magazine, this is a quality pistol that is great for concealed carry. It would make a nice addition for a Walther collector. Please see our photos and good luck!

Walther Interarms Model PP 3 7/8" .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1969 C&R
Walther Interarms Model PP 3 7/8″ .380 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1969 C&R