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Just aquired this and i think i have a very scarce item because i cant find another set-up like it,so i am checking with the experts here. wondering on a scale of 1-10 how rare is it or how often do they show up 1 being all the time and 10 being never. I have done a little research so far and if i am wrong please correct me. Have a walther ppk eagle over n stamped on barrel and just below it,serial number puts it in 1940. no other proof marks which means it was private ownership an eagle over n means made after april of that year. I am confused on the serial number ending in k which i understand as for the military but no military proof marks and if military would not be in a box. Gun very very nice. Comes complete in orginal box with matching serial number on box. Has three practice dummy rounds in holder in the box, 2 have been struck one has not, extra mag, cleaning rod,alumin box with small bottle and some other fabric inside and the owners manual in german. i posted this earlier on the walther site but i see there are several knowlegeable guys here danny,jim, others
 

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Are there any other import markings on it? There have been a ton of older Walther coming in from importers. You would probably see a lasered on name of the importer, those are not worth as much. If not, then you probably have one the is more rare. But, not impossible to find.
 

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,Lets see now, a new in the box, 1940 PPK, with all the original accessories, everything looks new, even the box, how rare, I would put it on the same scale as a authentic sighting of Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster. Vaule, good grief, don't have a clue other than at least a thousand.:) BTW , the K surfix is proper.
 

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There are no import marks and I dont think it would be legal to import. In my research I read something about they had to do some minor changes to the ppk to make it legal to import after the war, if I remember right it was 2 light and had to make it heavier. I just checked it side by side with my buddies west german imported ppk mid 60's and it is heavier looks just a hair longer with some slight noticable difference and the clips will not interchange. I have just found another complete set up like mine on a website called legacy-colletables.com he has just reduced the price to $4200
 

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Not quite in the category of Bigfoot, those do turn up from time to time.

The "K" has nothing to do with military use, it just means the PPK model; Walther started out numbering PPK's in the same series as the PP, but c.1938 started to use the suffix K for the PPK and P for the PP. The German terms are Polizei Pistole and Polizei Pistole Kriminal. (The German word "Kriminal" means a detective or a plain clothes officer.)

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Sir you have a very nice outfit there. I have a 1932 c/n just as yours with all the goodies. The only thing is the instruction booklet, it is post war. So if you went to sell it I would not show the manual. Congrats on finding this rarity. I also have a boxed 1938 pp in 22cal. You should have no problem getting 4k or more at a on line auction.
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hi danny thanks for your input. i am curious about the manual, do you have a picture of the correct manual for this set. Also the one other i found on a website called legacy-collectables.com has the exact same manual with his as i do. Do we both have period incorrect manuals or is there a chance you are mistaken. I hope not to offend you by that you seem well educated in ppk's and if your sure i will start hunting for the correct manual
 

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Sir go to Ebay
290704010784
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It is a reproduction as the real ones are around 125 dollars. At the beginning of WW2 they changed it to a brown sheet of paper. Hope this helps?
Danny
 
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