Sold For: $2,014.00
Make: Carl Walther – Mfd. In W. Germany
Serial Number: 106256
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Caliber: .380 ACP / 9mm Kurz
Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 8 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 over N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked with “106256”, the right of the frame is marked “106256A” and eagle over N proof, seen again on the barrel, which also bears an Ulm antler and “65” date. The left of the frame is marked “MADE IN WEST-GERMANY”.
Barrel Length: 3.3”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the thin rib in the top of the slide. The rear sight is a flat topped “U” notch that is dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a full length rib which is serrated in a wave-like pattern to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered brown plastic panels with “WALTHER” in banner on the upper flanks. The stocks have a few rubbed checker heads and small marks in the smooth bordering. No major damages are seen, the fit to metal is flush. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling shows a small amount of wear, the lands are highly formed. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 91% of its metal finish. There is surface loss on the front edges of the slide with rub thinning on the front strap, backstrap and in spots along the side edges of the slide. There are thin scratches on the right of the slide, the front strap has several pecks of shallow depth amid forming patina. The magazine release knurling and the top rib, slide and hammer serrations are sharp. The de-cocker serrations show light wear. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a de-cocker in lieu of a traditional safety. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull has a small amount of creep. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of two blued 6 round magazines and a black leather flap holster. The magazine in the pistol has a plastic finger extension floorplate and is unmarked. The floorplate has hairline cracks on the bottom, along with a few tiny dings; the bluing is highly retained with mild wear, the magazine is in Fine condition. The other magazine is also unmarked and has rougher finishing under the bluing. The magazine has edge wear and light use, also in Fine condition. The holster is marked “MADE IN GERMANY”, it has a magazine pouch which is protected by the flap, which secures with a metal post and tab. There is light outer wear on the main body, the tab has chipping losses of the black finish, the holster is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Walther PPK was made in West Germany in 1965 and simply looks great. The bore reflects the outer surfaces, with a small amount of use present but for a pistol of its age, is is sure to impress. It comes with a total of two magazines and a black leather top flap holster. The post-war Walther manufactured PP and PPK models are considered to be of higher quality than those made by either Interarms or S&W in later years. This pistol is in about Excellent condition with about 91% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. This pistol will make someone a nice carry gun with a double action pull on the first shot. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun. With the finger extension magazine inserted, it fits even the largest of hands, and even those with small hands can grasp the pistol firmly with either magazine inserted.