Sold For: $1,601.00
Make: This pistol was manufactured by Walther in West Germany
Serial Number: 121307A
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” and with an “Eagle / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked “121307”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “121307 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 left side of the frame is marked “Made In West-Germany”.
Barrel Length: 3 ¼”
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. There are several dings is the bottom surfaces of the grips and several light handling marks in the smooth borders. The checkering shows moderate wear and is worn nearly smooth along the back edge of the left grip. There is a long deep compression mark near the top of the checkering in the right grip. The grips rate in about Very Good 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 are a few streaks of extremely light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 82% of its metal finish. The slide has taken on a plum colored patina and shows light handling marks scattered over its surface. There is very light pinprick erosion sprinkled over the front strap with a few light handling marks. There is surface loss on the edges of the slide, safety and front strap, with a few tiny dings on the front underside edge of the slide. There also a few spots of surface loss and a few tiny dings on the left top shoulder of the slide. The slide serrations are sharp, the hammer serrations show light wear and the safety serrations show moderate wear. The magazine release knurling is sharp. The grip screw is sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates 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 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 6 round blued magazine. The magazine has a flat metal floorplate. The magazine shows minimal wear, with surface loss on the edges of the floorplate. The magazine is in about Very Good to Fine condition. There is a lanyard ring attached to the bottom of the mainspring housing.
Our Assessment: > This is a Walther Model PPK pistol made in 1967 before they enlarged the pistol to the PPK/S to get around the restrictions of the 1968 Gun Control Act. The pistol is blued with brown checkered plastic grips. The pistol is in about Very Good condition with about 82% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling, but has a few streaks of extremely light erosion in the grooves near the muzzle. 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 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, and add an aftermarket mag with a finger extension floorplate, and it will fit those of us with large hands as well. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun.