SOLD FOR: $3425
Year of Manufacture: 1971 (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. / Modell PPK/S Cal. 9mm kurz” and “Eagle / N”. 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. The chamber is marked with the “71” date code, Ulm/Do antler proof, and “eagle / N” proof. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number and “MADE IN GERMANY”. There is elaborate foliate engraving throughout the slide, on the grip straps, the sides of the frame, the trigger guard, and the dust cover.
Barrel Length: 3.25”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade integral to the slide at the muzzle. The rear sight is a dovetailed square notch 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 a few nicks and scratches along the smooth borders. The checkering remains sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are inFine 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. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10/10.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its finish. There is some sparse surface oxidation under the beaver tail. There is minor operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw head remains sharp and the pins are clean. Overall this pistol is in Fine-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 blue display case with red felt interior, one 7-round magazine, and paperwork including the 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 is factory engraved and was produced in Germany by Walther for Interarms in 1971. It retains about 98% original finish and is in Fine-Excellent condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. It also comes in a display case. This one’s for the Walther enthusiast’s collection! Please see our photos and good luck!