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Old 12-06-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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My grandfather has told me that he will be leaving me a few guns. He never shoots them, and I just cleaned them and made sure they would not have storage issues today. One of them happens to be a Walther PPK/S .380. He said he got it in Germany when he was overseas. He has never fired it and still has the original target from the factory and the box. Does anyone have an idea of the value?
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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Maybe your Grand Father was confused on when and where he acquired the Walther PPK/S pistol. This gun was developed specially for the American market after 1968.
The U.S. Gun Law of 1968 banned the import of existing Walther PP series pistols. Walther modified the PP to the PPk/S to meet the 1968 gun rules. The second WW ended in 1945? These guns sell for around $350 dollars on the used gun market.
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I'll have to look into it. It is quite a possibility that he doesn't remember when he got it since he owns a few firearms.
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Gun values differ in different parts of the country. Here a Walther like that would sell sell for about $600. I have two of the German-made Walthers. They are a great gun and very accurate.
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I have a PPK Stainless made by Interarms that I've had for quite a few years and it might have 25 rds thru it.
Still think James Bond every time I look at it.

Here a good read on the PPK/S.

https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/still-contender-walther-ppks/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_PP

The PPK has been made since 1931. It's possible he has the silver version of the PPK, and calls it the PPK/S.

Values vary, but they are about $525+ in my area. I would by every stainless PPK/S that I found priced at $300.
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Thanks for the info everyone
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look on the slide if it says manhurin those were made in france by walther on the original walther machines by the original factory workers. walther moved his operation in total at the end of ww2 to france to avoid capture by the russians. the ones marked manhurin are the best of the best walthers ever produced.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_PP

The PPK has been made since 1931. It's possible he has the silver version of the PPK, and calls it the PPK/S.

Values vary, but they are about $525+ in my area. I would by every stainless PPK/S that I found priced at $300.
PPK/s is not "the silver version". It was a PP changed to allow importation under the Gun Control Act of 1968. There are several modifications made to meet the criteria established.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_PP
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And if I remember correctly it has a larger grip than the original PPK.
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