Walther PPK serial #?

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  1. ARB

    ARB New Member

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    Several months ago I posted this same question but only hit a dead end. I have a Walther PPK .380 that has an odd serial number. On the right side of the slide it says INTERARMS and on the left it has the regular Walther markings. So far this is not odd. I know it is not a rare version as it looks like any other PPK. The serial number is K0087691. No one has been able to locate it. It has been said that it could be a fake. That's fine with me as it shoots great. I'm just trying to lay one mystery to rest.
  2. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    No, your pistol does not have the regular Walther markings. it says "Under License of Carl Walther" and it was made in the USA by Interarms, which previously imported German made Walthers. After Interarms took over manufacture of the PPK in the US, they used a K as a prefix on their PPK serial numbers.
  3. RJay

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    Why would someone fake a modern Walther PPK? :) There are War time PPs and PPKs with spurious markings to turn a 500 dollar gun into a 2000 dollar gun, but other wise,no. After Walther stopped making the PP and PPK in 1999, Interarms, which had been importing them had them assembly in the states. Walther would not allow them to continue with the old series numbers, so your number is simply a new serial number series used by Interarms. It can't be found in most Walther books because all the research is on the German and French ( under contract ) Walthers. There is very little collector interest in modern PPs and PPKs. Now S&W is producing them. You have a very fine firearm, enjoy.
  4. ARB

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    Thank you, for the insight. My mother got this pistol back in the '80's and it has been a joy to have. Never a problem.
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