SOLD FOR: $2,101
Make: This pistol was manufactured by Walther in West Germany
Serial Number: 116313
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Caliber: .380 A.C.P. (9mm Kurz)
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, “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do. / Modell PPK – Cal. 9mm kurz” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked “116213”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “116313 A” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the barrel at the port with an “eagle / N” proof, a “66” date code and an Ulm antler proof. The left side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “Made In West-Germany”.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide is serrated with a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are brown checkered plastic that enclose the backstrap. There are Walther “Banner” logos across the tops of the grips. The checkering is sharp with no mars. The smooth borders show only a few very light handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99+% of its metal finish. We couldn’t find any handling marks in the pistol. The slide, hammer and decocker serrations and the magazine release checkering are sharp. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent 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.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of one 7 round blued magazine with a brown plastic finger extension floorplate. The magazine is un-marked and shows no wear. It is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: > This is a Walther Model PPK made in 1966 before they enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S to get around the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. This is a great looking blued pistol set-off with front plastic grips and a brown finger extension magazine. It is in Excellent condition with no marks in the metal that we could find. There are a few tiny marks in the grips, which have sharp checkering. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. You won’t find a pre-1968 PPK in nicer condition than this one, and the pre-1968 Walthers are all made better than those made later by Interams and Smith & Wesson. It will make someone a great carry gun with a double action pull on the first shot, and can also be used for home protection. It is perfect for women and those with small hands. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun.