Sold For: $1,470.00
Year of Manufacture: 1973 (Code on Chamber)
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” with a superimposed starburst and features the serial number “174649” and “eagle / N” proof. The chamber is marked with the “73” date code, Ulm/Do antler proof, and “eagle / N” proof. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number.
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 some minor nicks and scratches along the smooth borders. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Fine-Plus 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 99% of its finish. There are only faint marks on the slide. The markings are clear. The screw head remains sharp and the pins are clean. 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, one that has a pinky extension, and paperwork including the manual and a test target.
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 1973. It retains about 99% original finish and is in Excellent condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. It also comes in its original matching case with paperwork including the manual and test target. Please see our photos and good luck!