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Walther pp 7.65 value, The Walther PP (Polizeipistole, or police pistol) series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols, developed by the German arms manufacturer Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen
It features an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism,
a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel that also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring.
The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E models.
The Walther TPH pocket pistol is a smaller caliber pistol introduce in 1971 identical in handling and operation to the PPK.
Various PP series are manufactured in Germany, France, and the United States.
In the past, the PPK version has been manufactured by Walther in its own factory in Germany,
as well as under licenses by Manurhin in Alsace, France
, Interarms in Alexandria, Virginia, US and by Smith & Wesson in Houlton, Maine, US. Since 2018,
PPK and PPK/S models have been built in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the factory of US-based subsidiary Walther Arms, Inc.
The PP and the PPK were among the world’s first successful double-action semi-automatic pistols.
They are still manufactured by Walther and have been widely copied. Walther pp 7.65 value
The design inspired other pistols, among them the Soviet Makarov,
the Hungarian FEG PA-63, the Polish P-64, the American Accu-Tek AT-380 II,
and the Argentinian Bersa Thunder 380. The PP and PPK were both popular with European police and civilians for being reliable and concealable.
During World War II, they were issued to the German military (officers), including the Luftwaffe, as well as the police
The original PP (Polizeipistole) was released in 1929.
It was designed for police use and was used by police forces in Europe in the 1930s and later.
The semi-automatic pistol operated using a simple blowback action. Walther pp 7.65 value
The PP was designed with several safety features, some of the innovative,
including an automatic hammer block, a combination safety/decocker, and a loaded chamber indicator.
The most common variant is the Walther PPK, a smaller version of the PP with a shorter grip, barrel and frame, and reduced magazine capacity. Walther pp 7.65 value
A new, two-piece wrap-around grip panel construction was used to conceal the exposed back strap.
The smaller size made it more concealable than the original PP and hence better suited to plain clothes or undercover work.
It was released in 1931. Walther pp 7.65 value
While it’s often thought to be Kurz (German: “short”) referring to the police pistol
with shorter barrel and frame,
the manufacturer’s selection of the name “Kriminal” appears in early original advertising brochures from Walther and the 1937 GECO German catalog.
Adolf Hitler committed suicide with his PPK (.32 ACP/7.65mm) in the Führerbunker in Berlin. Walther pp 7.65 value
South Korean dictator Park Chung-hee was shot and killed by Kim Jae-Gyu, using the Walther PPK.
The Walther PPK pistol is famous as fictional secret agent James Bond’s gun in many of the films and novels:
Ian Fleming’s choice of the Walther PPK directly influenced its popularity and its notoriety. Walther pp 7.65 value
Fleming had given Bond a .25 Beretta 418 pistol in early novels but switched to the PPK in Dr.
No on the advice of firearms expert Geoffrey Boothroyd,
though the actual guns carried by Bond and Felix Leiter in the film were, in fact, Walther PPS.
Actor Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in Dr.
No, was presented with a gold-plated one with ivory handgrips, given to him by his friend Elvis Presley.
Singer Elvis Presley owned a silver-finish PPK, inscribed “TCB” (“taking care of business”).
The PPK/S following the enactment of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA68) in the United States,
the pistol’s largest market.
One of the provisions of GCA68 banned the importation of pistols and
revolvers not meeting certain requirements of length, weight, and other “sporting” features into the United States.
The PPK failed the “Import Points” test of the GCA68 by a single point. Walther pp 7.65 value
Walther addressed this situation by combining the PP’s frame with the
PPK’s barrel and slide to create a pistol that weighed slightly more than the PPK. Walther pp 7.65 value
The additional ounce or two of the weight of the PPK/S compared to the PPK was sufficient to provide the extra needed import points. Walther pp 7.65 value
Because United States law allowed domestic production (as opposed to importation) of the PPK,
manufacture began under license in the U.S. in 1983; this version is by Interarms.
The version currently manufactured by Walther Arms in Fort Smith,
Arkansas has been modified (by Smith & Wesson) by incorporating a longer grip tang (S&W calls it “extended beavertail”),
better protecting the shooter from slide bite, i.e.,
the rearward-traveling slide’s pinching the web between the index finger and thumb of the firing hand,
which could be a problem with the original design for people with larger hands or an improper grip,
especially when using “hotter” cartridge loads. Walther pp 7.65 value
The PPK/S stainless steel
First marketed in 1972, this was an all-steel variant of the PP chambered for the 9×18mm Ultra cartridge.
Design as a police service pistol, it was a blowback operate
double-action pistol with an external slide-stop lever and a firing-pin safety. Walther pp 7.65 value
A manual decocker lever was on the left side of the slide; when pushed down,
it locked the firing pin and release the hammer.
the experimental 9mm Ultra round fell into disuse.
and lack of sales caused Walther to withdraw the PP Super from their catalog in 1979
Walther’s original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the “Land” (state) of Thuringia.
As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II,
Walther fled to West Germany, where they established a new factory in Ulm. Walther pp 7.65 value
For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany.
As a result, in 1952, Walther licensed production of the PP series pistols to a French company,
Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, also known as
Manurhin. Manurhin parts but the pistol was either at St. Etienne arsenal (marked “Made in France”)
or by Walther in Ulm (marked “Made in West Germany” and having German proof-marks). Walther pp 7.65 value
The French company continued to manufacture the PP series until 1986. Walther pp 7.65 value
In 1978, Ranger Manufacturing of Gadsden,
Alabama was a license to manufacture the PPK and PPK/S;
this version was distributed by Interarms of Alexandria, Virginia.
Ranger made versions of the PPK/S in both blued and stainless steel and chambered in
.380 ACP and only made copies chambered in .32 ACP from 1997 to 1999. Walther pp 7.65 value
This license cancels in 1999. Walther USA of Springfield,
Massachusetts briefly made PPKs and PPK/Ss directly through Black Creek Manufacturing from 1999 to 2001.