WWII Era Walther Model PPK Commercial .32 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1945 C&R
SOLD FOR: $3900
Serial Number: 430124k
Year of Manufacture: 1939-1945
Caliber: .32 A.C.P. (7.65mm Browning)
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 a Walther banner logo, “Waffefabrik Walther Zella-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal 7,65m/m” and “Mod PPK”. The right of the barrel at the chamber and the right of the slide under the ejection port each have an eagle over “N” proof. The serial number is marked on the right-front of the slide and the right of the frame behind the trigger.
Barrel Length: 3 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile blade that is integral to the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a serrated rib to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece checkered black synthetic which wraps around the back of the frame and leaves the front strap exposed. Both sides are marked with the Walther banner logo at the top of each side. There are some scattered little nicks and light marks throughout the smooth borders. The rear smooth borders show some minor crazing. The checkering is sharp and the lettering is well defined. Overall, the grip is in about Very Good-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is a faint frost throughout the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 8.5/10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 70% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is light finish wear scattered throughout with more notable wear in the grip areas. The frame shows a transition to a light patina. The worn areas show minor surface oxidation. The slide shows a faint frost throughout. There are some scattered minor nicks and scratches throughout. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good 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 decocker safety. 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 a single 7-round magazine marked with a Walther banner logo and “PPK 7.62mm” at the bottom on the left.
Our Assessment: This is a German manufactured Walther PPK chambered for .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning). Walther’s PP series has had an interesting and circuitous production history, being made in Germany, France, America, and back to Germany. This pistol is a WWII vintage German commercial made PPK in Very Good condition. The pistol shows wear consistent with its age, retaining about 70% of its metal finish, a nice bore and strong mechanics. 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’s also a great addition to a collection for those looking for a wartime production German commercial made PPK. Please see our photos and good luck!