Walther PPK/S Ernst Limited Edition TALO .380ACP Semi Auto Pistol No.91/200

SOLD FOR: $786

WOA#: WY240210TM045

Make: Walther manufactured under contract by S&W Houlton, Maine Factory.

Model: PPK/S Ernst Limited Edition.

Serial Number: 3990BAW

Year of Manufacture: 2014

Caliber: .380 ACP

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic DA/SA fed by detachable magazines.

Markings: The entire slide is heavily engraved featuring a Gold inlay stag. The safety is marked with a red dot for FIRE.  The left and right grips marked, “WALTHER” and feature carved stags. The right side of the frame is marked with “091 of 200” and on the vertical “3990BAW  /  PPK/SS-1”. The Chamber is marked “.380ACP”.  The right side of the magazine is marked with the Walther Logo and “ CAL .380ACP” and on the other side “WALTHER CAL. 9MM KURZ”.

Barrel Length: 3 ¼ in.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned blade with a red dot. The rear sight is rectangular notch dovetailed to the slide with a red line at the bottom of the notch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a two molded and carved walnut with a right handed thumb shelf, featuring the WALTHER banner, checkering, and a Stag screwed to the frame. There are no handling marks, chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Like New condition.

Magazine  Quantity & Condition: This pistol includes Two Walther PPK/S .380ACP/9mm 7 round stainless steel magazines in Like New Condition. One magazine is flush fit, while the other has a pinky extension.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. The pistol appears unfired outside of factory testing. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 100% of its metal finish. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Like New 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 includes the original factory plastic case, Cable Lock, owner’s manual, ATF Pamphlet, Spent Shell case and Card, Product Card and Two Magazines.

Our Assessment: The German engraver Gustav Ernst published a series of pattern books between 1839 and 1853. Many of the now well known early American engravers like Nimschke studied Ernst’s patterns while in industrial school in Germany. This style became the foundation of American firearms engraving when his students emigrated to this country. The Walther Ernst PPKS uses a more Germanic Style Ernst pattern on the slide with a centered gold stag on a stainless pistol. The safety also reflects the pattern. This pistol was one of the last Two Hundred Walther PPKS made under contract by the S&W Houlton, Maine Factory. This is number 91 of the 200 that were made. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Walther PPK/S Ernst Limited Edition TALO .380ACP Semi Auto Pistol No.91/200
Walther PPK/S Ernst Limited Edition TALO .380ACP Semi Auto Pistol No.91/200