W. German Walther PPK/S .380ACP 3.25” Semi Automatic Pistol MFD 1974

SOLD FOR: $710.01

WOA#: WY240219RM027

Make: Walther

Model: PPK/S

Serial Number: 193898

Year of Manufacture: 1974

Caliber: 9mm kurz, .380 ACP

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic DA/SA

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Carl Walther Waffenfabrik Ulm/Do / PPK/S Cal. 9mm kurz”, “Made in W. Germany” with the Walther Banner Logo.  The right side of the slide is marked “193898”, “INTERARMS / ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA” with a Nitro Eagle proof.  The right side of the frame is marked “193898S”.  The chamber is marked “74”, Ulm Antler Proof and Nitro Eagle.  The bottom of the left grip is marked “MADE IN GERMANY” on the smooth border.

Barrel Length: 3.25”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dotted blade integral to the slide.  The rear sight is a rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide with a white bar below the notch.  The top of the slide is wavy serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece Walther checkered polymer grips with smooth borders and Walther Banners at their tops.  The checkering is intact and attractive with minimal rub wear and a few faintly flattened peaks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.

Magazine  Quantity & Condition: One aftermarket 7rd 9mm magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  There is some minor fouling in the grooves.   In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish.  There are a few minor scratches including some operation wear on the barrel.  The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and legible. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly; the slide retracts, the magazine drops free 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 comes with a total of one magazine.

Our Assessment: The Walther PPK/S is one of those timeless designs that just seems to get better with age. In truth, this pistol is so well designed, and features so many innovative and useful features, that it is still considered one of the premier self-defense/pocket pistols available today. This one is chambered in the useful .380 ACP Caliber, which, with modern loadings, makes a fine round for trail use, plinking, or even self defense round, especially when no larger pistol will fit anywhere without showing. This one is in great condition, showing very little trigger time. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

W. German Walther PPK/S .380ACP 3.25” Semi Automatic Pistol MFD 1974
W. German Walther PPK/S .380ACP 3.25” Semi Automatic Pistol MFD 1974