Walther PPK

 

 

 

1st Variation of Wehrmacht

2nd Variation of RSHA(SS?)- Million SN range

Privat Property piece - Highpolish-Finish
2nd Variation of Wehrmacht 3rd Variation of RSHA(SS?)

 

3rd Variation of Wehrmacht

4th Variation of RSHA(SS?)

 

 

5th Variation of RSHA(SS?)

 

 

 

 

Serialnumbers / Year of production

 

 

 

The Walther PPK (Polizei Pistole Kriminal) was produced since 1930. It was developed for a hidden carriage. The engineers from Walther reduced the length, width and weight. The main difference to the PP is the frame with no back strap. this function was integrated in a single molded Grip. Also the grip was shortened, so the clip has only a capacity of 7 rounds. The shortness was balanced with a magazine-shoe on the bottom.

The PPK and the PP were also produced very successfully after war. Even James Bond had an Walther PPK.

 

Technical data:

Caliber: 7.65 mm
Function: Blowback; hammer outside; slide catch, double-action
Barrel length: 84 mm
Weight: 580 g
Magazine capacity: 7 rounds

Production datas (for Wehrmacht only):

Company:

Waffenfabrik Walther

Location:

Zella-Mehlis (Thüringen)

Period:

1940 - 1945

Amount:

26.000

Serial numbers:

270100K - 424619K

The Walther PPK for the Wehrmacht was split in 3 major variations, according to the army acceptance and finish.

1st Variation (Highpolish-Finish with Army Acceptance E/359; approx. 3.500 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner, brown
Serial number:

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on frame

3-digits scratched inside of slide

Acceptance stamp:

E/359 left on frame

E/359 left on slide

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 

2nd Variation (Highpolish-Finish with Army Acceptance E/WaA359; approx. 10.000 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner, brown
Serial number:

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on frame

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on slide

Acceptance stamp:

E/WaA 359 left on frame

E/WaA 359 left on slide

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 

3rd Variation (rough Military-Finish with Army Acceptance E/WaA359; approx. 12.500 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: rough Military Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner, black
Serial number:

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on frame

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on slide

Acceptance stamp:

E/WaA 359 left on frame

E/WaA 359 left on slide

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 

 

Holster marked fkx - Gustav Sudbrack, Lederwaren-u. Gamaschen-fabrik, Bielefeld, N-W
produced "4" = 1944 with letter "W" indicating Walther

 

The Walther PPK for the RSHA (Reichssicherheitshauptamt) was split in 5 major variations:

1st Variation: RZM-mark on left slide and serial below muzzle
2nd Variation: no RZM-mark and Serial below muzzle
3rd Variation: Serial with suffix K below ,SN on right side of slide
4th Variation: SN with suffix K, SN on right side of slide
5th Variation: SN on floorplate of mag
 

 

2nd RSHA-Variante (Highpolish-Finish; NO RZM; serial below muzzle; Million SN range):

 

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner; brown
Serial number:

6-digits number right on frame

6-digits number below muzzle

3-digits number scratched inside of slide

Acceptance stamp: None
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 


3rd RSHA-Variante (Highpolish-Finish; NO RZM; serial right on slide with K below):

 

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished-Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner; brown
Serial number:

6-digits number with K below right on frame

6-digits number with K below right on slide

Acceptance stamp: None
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

complete with original equipped shoulder holster

 

4th RSHA-Variation (Highpolish-Finish; NO RZM; serial right on slide with K)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner, black
Serial number:

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on frame

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on slide

6-digits number on magazine spine with additional 2 (spare magazine)

Acceptance stamp:

none

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 

5th RSHA-Variation (very rough Military-Finish; serialnumber on the floorplate of the magazine)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: rough Military Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner, black
Serial number:

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on frame

6-digits number with suffix "K" right on slide

6-digits number on floorplate of magazine with additional 2 (spare magazine)

Acceptance stamp:

none

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 

Private Property piece (Highpolish-Finish):

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PPK

Finish: high polished Finish, blued
Grips: one piece chequered Bakelit with Walther-banner; brown
Serial number:

6-digits number with K right on frame

3-digits number scratched inside of slide

Acceptance stamp: None
Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide below ejection port

E/N on barrel near muzzle

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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