German Walther PPK .32 ACP Nickel 3.25” 1934 Semi Automatic Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,925

WOA#: WY240117CB009

Make: Walther, Zella-Mehlis Factory.

Model: PPK

Serial Number: 185077  K

Year of Manufacture: 1934

Caliber: .32 ACP, 7.65mm

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Double Action, Single action with Safety/Decocker.

Markings: The safety is marked with a red dot for FIRE.  The left and right grips are marked, “WALTHER”. The right side of the slide is marked with a Nitro Crown proof. The right side of the frame is marked “185077  K”. The barrel is marked with a nitro crown proof. The left side of the slide is marked “WALTHER Waffenfabrik walther, Zella-Mehlis (THUR)  /  Walther’s Patent Cal. 7.65 m/m Mod. PPK”.  The magazine is marked “WALTHER”.

Barrel Length: 3.25”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade machined into the slide. The rear sight is square notch machined into the slide. The top of the slide has serrated lines cut into it to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered plastic grips with the WALTHER ribbon logo. The grips show signs of wear, surface scratches and semi dulled checkering, with no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Magazine  Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes one x Walther PPK 7 round single stack .32 ACP stainless steel magazine with the finger extension in Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is slightly grayed, with defined rifling and has moderate erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are surface scratches and wear marks throughout the metal surface of the pistol. The left side of the slide has a pair of small impact marks right above the writing. The serrations are sharp but contain dirt and will need to be cleaned. The Screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear and legible. Overall, this pistol rates in Good to Very Good Condition for C&R given its age.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly; the slide retracts and the hammer and trigger operate correctly, although we have not test-fired this gun. The safety also functions as a decocking lever.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes One Walther magazine.

Our Assessment: The Walther PPK (Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell, or Police Pistol Detective Model) chambered in .32 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) is a compact semi-automatic pistol that gained worldwide recognition for its reliability, sleek design, and association with fictional characters such as James Bond. Introduced in 1931, the Walther PPK in .32 ACP was initially designed as a concealed carry weapon for police and undercover agents. Its compact size and relatively light weight made it an attractive choice for those who needed a reliable firearm that could be easily concealed. This model was produced at the Zella-Mehlis factory, located in Thuringia, Germany, which was the birthplace of many Walther firearms, including the PP and PPK. The .32 ACP cartridge, also known as 7.65mm Browning, is a relatively low-powered round suitable for self-defense purposes at close range. While not as powerful as larger calibers, it offers manageable recoil and adequate stopping power within typical engagement distances. The Walther PPK features a blowback-operated action, a single-stack magazine holding 7 rounds and a fixed barrel. The design incorporates an exposed hammer, a safety lever, and a double-action/single-action trigger mechanism, allowing for both a long, heavy trigger pull for the first shot (double-action) and a lighter, shorter trigger pull for subsequent shots (single-action). Over the years, the Walther PPK in .32 ACP has become an iconic firearm, appearing in numerous films, TV shows, and literature. Its association with fictional characters like James Bond has contributed to its enduring popularity among firearms enthusiasts and collectors. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

German Walther PPK .32 ACP Nickel 3.25” 1934 Semi Automatic Pistol C&R
German Walther PPK .32 ACP Nickel 3.25” 1934 Semi Automatic Pistol C&R