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A friend of mine has a 99% PPK in 6.35 cal. that he is thinking of selling. He wants me to make an offer, I would love to "steal" it, but he has been a friend for so long I have to give him a fair price. Anyone have any ideas what is fair for this pistol? It is really neat that the Walther firm merely made a barrel in 6.35 with the same outside diameter as a .32. They then took a 6.35 cal. mag. and inserted it into the .32 cal. mag pinning it through the base. Everything else is a .32 cal. PPK. I don't know the serial number, but I understand this item was manufactured pre-war.


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Thanks for your input aaron.... I had figured in the $4000 to $6000 range, but I'm always a bit low. I always try to buy for a price that when I get tired of the piece I can sell it and not get hurt. Thanks again.


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Dave,

out of curiosity: did you buy the 6.35 PPK? I'd LOVE to see photos of it! I do not know much about Walthers, but the 6.35 PPKs are rare, aren't they?

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Martin,
Sorry I didn't buy the 6.35 PPK since a new car for my wife came first!! Ah well! The friend of mine still has it and if I can get pictures I will either e-mail them to you or post them.

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Dave,

yes, too bad, but you did right! FIRST comes the Lady - then the GENTLEman !

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Yes, I liked to see the photos here on the forum, as I am curious for the to-be-expected discussion. Is there a specific serial number range? Who the h..... ordered a PKK in 6,35??? A man's pistol in a Lady's caliber.... very strange.

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Martin,
I presume PPK in 6.35mm was made for legal reasons/export. As an example, before WWII the Yugoslavian firearms law allowed only 6.35mm (or smaller) caliber pistols to be bought by private citizens. Walther PPK in 7.65mm was imported, but was reserved for police and other official use only. Years ago a young man from Slovenia (at that time a part of Yugoslavia) told me he inherited a Walther PPK in 6.35mm from his grandfather.
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George,

Thanks for posting the pictures for me!! I will keep you on my Christmas card list. The pictures are poor!!!! There is actually NO wear on this gun....the white spots are highlights from the oil it is wrapped in!! The holster came with it.

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Hello,
it might be a surprise, but in the past even some Swiss police officers (plain clothes) carried PPKs in 6.35, because they believed in the accuracy of that caliber.
But all in all PPs and PPKs in 6.35 were a sales flop.
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Hello,
it might be a surprise, but in the past even some Swiss police officers (plain clothes) carried PPKs in 6.35, because they believed in the accuracy of that caliber.
But all in all PPs and PPKs in 6.35 were a sales flop.
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Hello Dave,

Your serial number is not in Rankins book (vol I page 76) but it is in the serial range of twelve pistols 776,406-778,730 which is circa 1933. Mine is also in the range but not in the book.

These are very rare guns. I have only seen one for sale. A few years ago, it was on Mike Morris's (well known Texas German collector) table and he was asking $9,000.00. I don't know if he ever sold it. He estimated 50-100 were made. I talked to Jim Rankin several years ago and he estimated 150 made. Whittington Vol I page estimates 450 made.

Attached are pictures of my magazine. It has a model 8 magazine secured inside a standard unmarked body (I can't see pins or welding so I don't know how it is attached). Below it is a short spring to attach the base.

Hope this information is of some help to you.

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Ron Oeschler

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Ron,

Thanks for the info. My friend who owns this pistol was the one who told me it was listed in Rankin's book. I had never seen it there. Sure wish he would have sold it to me for $4000. ;))

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