Walther PPK/S .380 ACP

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by JoshSelf, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. JoshSelf

    JoshSelf New Member

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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?
     
  2. CaptMidnight

    CaptMidnight New Member Supporter

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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.:)
     

  3. JoshSelf

    JoshSelf New Member

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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.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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  6. BuryTheHatchet

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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.
     
  7. JoshSelf

    JoshSelf New Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    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
     
  10. CardiacColt68

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    And if I remember correctly it has a larger grip than the original PPK.
     
  11. CaptMidnight

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    The current PPK/S pistols are a product of S&W.
     
  12. BuryTheHatchet

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    If you carefully reread my post, you will see that I said nothing of the sort. :)

    I am aware of what the PPK/s model is. Let me translate that post's intent for you...this person may have a PPK in the silver frosted finish, a factory plated nickel finish, or an aftermarket finish. These would still be PPK models and not PPK/s models. Some people could see a "shiny" PPK and call it the PPK/s.