Re: WW2 German PPK Opinions
I think that you may find that the left side grip "chip" that you refer to is actually a cut out to clear the end of the safety lever when applied. Try it and see.
You ask for opinions as to pistol's value. Ultimately, anything is really worth what a knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay for it, without being under any pressure to buy; when the seller is under no pressure to sell.
To expand on the above, I own a few nice things, of various descriptions, that I really do not use, but really do not want to sell at this time. At the moment, I really do not need any extra money over what I have in my checking account. Therefore, a would be buyer will have to be willing to pay me a "well over top dollar price" to get me interested in selling one of my nice items. On the other hand, I sometimes encounter persons who are short of cash and have a pressing need to obtain some; and need to sell something like the pistol that you pictured to do so. I am really not interested in owning such a pistol; but I would pay $300 for it, and probably promptly resell it for a quick profit to go buy myself, and a lady, a good meal and bottle of wine, with.
Fifty years ago this pistol pictured would have sold for about $30.00. A almost like new condition (strictly NRA "Excellent") Luger or P-38 would only bring about $50.00 then. Corrected for inflation, at 8X, you are looking at $240.00 and $400.00, today; which is obviously not reality, today.
On the other hand I have just left one of the big Internet gun auctions; and significantly better appearing WW II and before PPK's, in 7.65 mm, are being listed at $800.00 and getting zero bids.
If you just want a pre 1945 PPK in .32 ACP, you can likely resell it promptly for around $400 to $600.
Hope this is informative.