Walther PPK..newest newbie

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by LWP, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. LWP

    LWP New Member

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    My uncle carried this 9mm kurtz as a boot gun in the early 70"s working as a narco officer. Would just like general info (year manufactured and GENERAL guess on value) as its well worn but clean & shootable. Brown plastic grips in good condition, magazines have no markings, maybe after market.. Been following other posts, no other markings other than eagle over N & serial #122XXXA,,,and "made in west germany stamped just below mag release button. Guessing its a civilian model.

    THANX
  2. Jim K

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    That gun is post-war. Unless your uncle got it through his agency, it was made and imported before 1968 since the PPK could not be imported for general sale after that. The last two digits of the year made should be marked on the gun as part of the proof marking. It should be also marked with the Walther name and the Ulm/Donau address, or the Manurhin markings. All PPK's made in the post-war era are civilian/police guns; no military issued them at that time.

    We can't give any idea of value without some good pictures, but generally those post-WWII guns do not bring as much as the pre-war or wartime guns.

    Jim
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  3. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    Post war German made PPK pistols in 9mm (380) caliber will bring well over $1000 in new condition in the factory box with papers, spare mag, etc. One which has been carried and used with appreciable wear will sell anywhere from $450 to $750, depending on condition and amount of finish.
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    My oops in mentioning the Manurhin-marked guns; obviously, they are marked Made in France.

    Jim
  5. LWP

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    Thank You guys. It does have the Waff.....Ulm/Do on the slide & 67 stamped on barrel seen in ejection port...thanx again.
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    If it has a Waffenamt on it, someone has been playing games! It was made in 1967, so perhaps one of the last German-made PPKs to come in before GCA '68 went into effect. In theory, they could be imported after that for LE agency use (not for individual LEO's) but that seems to have been uncommon.

    Jim
  7. BETH

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    welcome to the forum how about some pictures
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