Make: This pistol was manufactured by Walther in West Germany
Serial Number: 120935
Year of Manufacture: 1967
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”. The left side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “Made In West Germany”. The right side of the slide is marked “120935”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “120935 A” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the barrel at the port is marked with an “Eagle / N” proof, a “67” date code and an Ulm antler proof. The entire pistol is heavily scroll engraved, with the initials “MDW” engraved into the right side of the slide in script.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide is finely serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic that enclose the backstrap. There are Walther “Banner” logos across the tops of the grips and “MADE IN GERMANY” across the bottom of the left grip. There are a few tiny dings and light handling marks in the smooth borders of the grips, with a sharp ding in the bottom edge of the left grip and two small dings in the bottom edge of the right grip. There are also wear marks around the grip screw escutcheon in the right grip and a ding in its upper rear corner. The checkering shows light wear. The grips rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: The pistol was elaborately scroll engraved and then chrome plated.
Finish Originality: The finish is not original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its current metal finish. There are several small dings under the finish in the front of face of the slide at the muzzle and a ding under the finish in the right rear corner of the frame below the hammer. The underside of the frame shows a light scratch in front of the trigger guard, a few light marks on the right side next to the front of the trigger guard and two dings in the left side next to the front of the trigger guard. There are a few light marks in the front strap, trigger guard and the right side of the slide. The slide, hammer and decocker serrations and the magazine release checkering are sharp. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear, but shallow in spots. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull has a small amount of creep. This pistol has a decocker. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of one six round magazine and a presentation case. The magazine has a black plastic finger extension floorplate. The body of the magazine looks like it was originally blued, and then polished to remove its finish. There are two dings in the bottom front edge of the floorplate and a few light marks in the remainder. The body of the magazine shows minimal wear. The magazine is in about Fine condition. The presentation case appears to be made of pressed wood with a laminate covering that is reddish brown with burl patterns. The bottom of the case is covered with black felt, there are two hinges connecting the lid to the bottom of the case and a polished brass keyhole in the front of the case. The inside of the case is padded and lined with cardinal red velvet, and the bottom of the case is fitted for this pistol. This is a really beautiful case that we can’t describe properly in words, so please see our pictures. There is finish loss on the top left front corners of the lid and bottom section, and a few light handling marks in the lid. The case comes with a key for the lock. The case is in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: > This is a Walther Model PPK/S pistol made in 1967 before they enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S to get around the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. This is a really beautiful pistol: it has been elaborately scroll engraved and then chrome plated. Our words won’t do it justice, so please see our pictures. It comes housed in a presentation case with a beautiful laminate covering on the outside and a cardinal red velvet lined interior. The pistol is in about Fine condition with about 99% of its current finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The pre-1968 Walthers are all considered to be of higher quality than the PPK/S and PPK models made later by Interarms and Smith & Wesson. This pistol is almost too beautiful to take out and shoot, and with is presentation case, there are many who would just like to have it so they can take it out and admire it occasionally. This pistol will also 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, but with the finger extension magazine, it will fit those of us with larger hands as well. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and with its chrome finish, it should give someone decades of shooting fun.