Sold for $10,990.20
Serial Number: 776435
Year of Manufacture: 1932 C&R
Caliber: 6.35mm .25 ACP
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7-Round Removable Magazine
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 “776435”. The right side of the chamber, slide, and barrel are marked with a “crown / N” proof.
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 brown checkered plastic that encloses the backstrap and is marked “Walther” on a banner at the top of each side. The smooth borders show scattered general light marks with a notable scuff on the bottom edge of the right side. The top of the right side has two crazing lines that appear to be splits at first glance, but are not. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is slightly rounded yet well defined. There are a couple of extremely faint spots of erosion near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 72% of its metal finish. There is holster wear at the front of the slide and considerable thinning on the leading edges. The front strap shows finish loss and light erosion. There is a spot of discolored finish on the right side of the slide near the lower edge and on the left side of the slide as well. There are light nicks and scratches throughout. The sides of the frame and trigger guard show a faint plum hue. The action shows light operational wear. The screw head is lightly tool marked. The markings are legible. Overall, this pistol is in about Good-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 brown leather holster is also included showing moderate wear with some torn stitching along the flap.
Our Assessment: Walther’s original factory was located in a-Mehlis in the “Land” (state) of Thuringia. As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany, where they established a new factory in Ulm. This is a .25 caliber Walther Model PPK made in 1932 at the factory in Thuringia. It is in Good-Very Good condition with roughly 72% original finish remaining. The bore is bright with well defined rifling. Walther’s are known for their reliability. That said, they are also collectible. This would be a great addition to a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!