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PPK Pistal


In 1931 when the model PP was the main production weapon, Walther introduced a pocket version. The gun was the same as the PP except that the barrel had been shortened. The internal mechanism was the same, however the parts that were affected by size were of course different. The most significant change was in the frame. The total length of the PPK is 155 mm. The magazine holds one less cartridge. The barrel has six clockwise riflings. The back strap had been eliminated. They utilized a wrap-around plastic grip to give the frame a corrected contour. The firm then came up with the model designation PPK or "Polizei Pistole Kriminal". The name symbolized that it was to be used for covert undercover police work.

The PPK was highly praised because of its compactness and reliability as well as the unique signal pin indicating that the gun was either loaded or unloaded. It protrudes from the rear of the slide when the chamber is loaded. If the chamber is empty it stays inside the rear slide. This loaded chamber indicator does not exist on the rimfire models, only the centerfire guns.

The PPK was readily suited for undercover and intelligence work. It was compact, reliable and of reasonable stopping power. Many of the post-war intelligence agencies standardized on the PPK. In addition to MI5 and MI6, the PPK has been used by German BND, Frances' SDECE, Israel's Mossad and Switzerland's Intelligence and Security Service. The Chinese intelligence service actually issued a PPK clone.

After the World War II, both the PP and PPK were manufactured outside of Germany by the French firm Manurhin under the license from Walther. Only some design documents, which had been barely salvaged, served as start-up capital. As a result of the lack of production capacity and the prohibition of manufacturing, the decision was made to grant licenses for the production of various products. Walther was not able to begin manufacturing again until 1957.

After the 1968 Gun Control Act went into effect and the PPK was barred from import, diplomatic pouches from Germany often bulged with brownish-red Walther PPK boxes. The GCA prohibited the importation due to the size of the gun. Under the legislation, a pistol must earn a number of points for various sporting features. The PPK could not earn the required points. The Walther firm, not wanting to lose US sales of the PPK, developed the PPK/s. By combining the frame of the PP, which was deeper than the PPK, and the slide of the PPK, the PPK/s was born. The PPK/s met all of the requirements for a handgun to be imported into the United States.

The PPK/s was first manufactured in the United States in 1978 by Ranger Manufacturing in Gadsen, Alabama.

Today the PPK and the PPK/s are both manufactured with the .380 ACP or 9mm Short standard. Those that still own the 7.65 guns have found that the newer .32 ACP Silvertip loading from Winchester still offers more than adequate stopping power. The Walther PPK or PP are still best carried with .380 ACP loads a good personal defense caliber. This is provided that the shooting range is short.

Only the American models have been produced in stainless steel. The German handguns are made with the blued finish.

Model: Walther PPK by Carl Walther Waffenfabrik of Germany
Action: straight blowback operated semi-automatic with traditional DA/SA (double-action/single-action) trigger mechanism
Construction: stainless steel slide and frame
Sights: front post with rear notch
Grips: black polymer wraparound with curved backstrap
Safeties: external hammer-dropping safety on left side and internal 'automatic safety'

The Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminal) is one of the most recognized elements of James Bond. Introduced in the 1930's it was originally for the German undercover police, it being very flat it is the ideal concealed weapon. It was supplied to him in Dr. No after his Beretta had failed. He has used it ever since.

 Walther Semi-Automatic PPK





.32 ACP
.380 ACP

.22 LR
.32 ACP
.380 ACP

First Introduced:



Length, overall:



Height, overall:



Barrel length:



Weight (oz.):




8 (.22)
7 (.32)
6 (.380)

10 (.22)
7 (.380)

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