Walther PPKs value

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  1. DSbur

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    Can anyone hazard a guess on the value RANGE of a used .380 PPKs in stainless, Interarms manufacture, rather excellent condition?
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    Less than $400 would be a pretty good deal. Over $500 would be a poor deal.
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    +1 to the above - good advice.
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    I'm a big fan of German/French & Interarms made PPK-PPK/S pistols and have been watching various online auction and other selling sites for quite awhile-always looking for that "really good deal".

    From what I've noticed Interarms pistols have been going up in price during the last year-and not just because of the Obama factor. The general consensus(i.e. take a look at the posts on waltherforum.com)is that these are better quality than the S&W made PPK, PPK/S, esp. with the S&W recall of these which has only added to the quality/craftsmanship misgivings.

    Agree with the above posts regarding prices-but only for an Interarms made PPK/S without its original box, etc.

    But for one with a box, manual, less than $400 would be an excellent, terrific deal, IMO, and between $500-$550 would be a pretty good, average deal.

    My advice is to pay more for one with its original box-you won't be sorry as prices are bound to continue rising.
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    Well, no box or manual, but good shape. Friend gave it to me years ago to get it out of the house and thought I'd give a few $$ for it. Makes a great carry pistol. Thanks for the directions and advice.
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    Used $400, NIB $500.
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    If it is even mostly reliable, it can easily be improved upon to become totally reliable. You will regret it if you have to sell it. The effectiveness and reliability of .380 ammo has come a LONG way. The PPK is a remarkable combo: big enough to shoot well, repeatedly, and small enough to conceal. I'm GLAD I finally did not have to sell mine.........................elsullo :thumbup:
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    I've had one of these Interarms US made PPKs for about 20 years.Except for when I am at work, "Gerta" along with my Siberian Husky, Daisy, are my constant companions.
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    Pricing of a firearm, any firearm, is very subjective. One needs to consider condition, history, use, and most of all what and why one would WANT the item. Many books and guides are available for getting ballparks ideas as to VALUE.
    Actual pricing is really about supply, demand and the "WANTING". I have cut and pasted what the BLUE BOOK OF GUN Values says and it's a guide.
    I just reviewed THE Gunbroker.com site and found used pieces from and "Selling" $400 to asking pricing for some "rarer" ones to $1495.
    So you have a real idea.. Looking, reviewing, and defining your "WANT" value is very subjective.. GOOD Luck, alot like: " one man's junk is another treasure.."


    MODEL PPK - similar to pre-war PPK, .22 LR, .32 ACP, or .380 ACP cal., 3.31 in. barrel. Mfg. post-war-1999, U.S. import stopped by GCA 68 on W. German and French production.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    .32 ACP Cal. $775 $550 $425 $350 $325 $295 $275
    .22 LR Cal. $1,075 $750 $600 $525 $450 $375 $325
    .380 ACP Cal. $1,075 $750 $600 $475 $425 $350 $300
    Blue Engraved $1,675 $1,300 $950 $835 $685 $585 $485
    Silver Engraved $1,950 $1,400 $1,000 $885 $715 $610 $515
    Gold Engraved $2,275 $1,675 $1,250 $1,100 $895 $785 $630


    100% column assumes NIB condition - subtract 15% if not boxed.


    MODEL PPK LAST EDITION - similar to PP Last Edition, but was never imported into the U.S. because of the GCA of 1968.

    MODEL PPK LIGHTWEIGHT - similar to Standard, with dural frame, .22 LR or .32 ACP cal.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $995 $725 $500 $375 $325 $295 $275


    Add 20% for .22 LR cal.


    MODEL PPK-1986 U.S. PRODUCTION - .380 ACP cal. only, 3.35 in. barrel, similar specifications as previous W. German and French manufacture, blue or bright nickel (new 1997) finish, 7 shot finger extension mag., black plastic grips, 21 oz. Made in the U.S. Mfg. 1986-2001.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $450 $365 $320 $295 $270 $250 $225

    Last MSR was $543.

    Manufacture in the U.S. was under an exclusive licensing agreement with Walther of Germany.

    Model PPK 1996 U.S. Production Stainless - .32 ACP (new 1998) or .380 ACP cal., stainless steel construction. Mfg. 1986-2001.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $450 $365 $320 $295 $270 $250 $225

    Last MSR was $543.


    MODEL PPK (CURRENT MFG.) - .32 ACP or .380 ACP cal., choice of blue or stainless steel, 6 (.380 ACP cal.) or 7 shot mag. Importation began 2006.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    MSR $543 $450 $385 $335 $300 $265 $230 $200


    Model PPK 75th Anniversary - .380 ACP cal. only, blue finish scroll engraving on frame and slide, "75th Anniversary" script on frame, gold Walther banner and PPK on left side, smooth wood grips, includes wooden presentation case, 1,500 mfg. 2006.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $875 $750 $675 N/A N/A N/A N/A

    Last MSR was $996.

    MODEL PPK/E - .380 ACP cal., 3.4 in. barrel., high polish blue, 7 (.380 ACP) or 8 (.32 ACP) shot mag., 23 oz.

    While advertised in America during 2000 with a MSR of $294, this model was distributed in Europe only, and was produced with the cooperation of F.E.G., located in Hungary. Only 6 were imported into the U.S. for the SHOT Show.

    MODEL PPK/S & VARIATIONS - .22 LR, .32 ACP, or .380 ACP cal., similar to PPK, except has larger PP frame to meet import requirements of 1968, 3 1/4 in. barrel, production in W. Germany, Manurhin of France (disc. 1986), and in the U.S. (mfg. under license from Walther by Interarms), 10 (.22 LR) or 8 (.32 ACP and .380 ACP) shot, double action, fixed sights.

    American Model PPK/S - .380 ACP cal. only, blue finish, 8 shot, one finger extension and one flat bottom mag. Disc. 2001, reintroduced 2007.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    MSR $543 $450 $365 $320 $295 $270 $250 $225


    Model PPK/S Stainless - .32 ACP (new 1998) or .380 ACP cal., American manufacture, two-tone finish also available in .380 ACP cal. only, introduced July of 1983.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    MSR $543 $445 $375 $320 $295 $270 $250 $225


    West German Model PPK/S - .22 LR (disc. 1984), .32 ACP (disc. 1999), or .380 ACP (disc. 1999) cal.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    .22 LR cal. $850 $725 $595 $450 $375 $325 $300
    .32 ACP cal. $600 $525 $450 $400 $325 $295 $275
    .380 ACP cal. $750 $675 $550 $400 $325 $295 $275

    American Model PPK/S Blue Engraved - blue engraved. Disc. 1985.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $875 $850 $800 $695 $585 $485 $415

    Last MSR was $990.

    American Model PPK/S Gold-Engraved Commemorative - 500 total mfg. Disc. 1987.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,000 $875 $700 N/A N/A N/A N/A

    Last MSR was $1,200.

    American Model PPK/S Gold-Engraved - disc. 1985.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $975 $850 $700 $585 $500 $415 $365

    Last MSR was $1,070.



    West German Model PPK/S Blue Engraved - inventory depleted 1990.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,475 $1,050 $850 $740 $620 $515 $440

    Last MSR was $1,550.

    West German Model PPK/S Chrome Engraved - importation disc. 1991.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,525 $1,075 $950 $835 $685 $585 $485

    Last MSR was $1,700.


    West German Model PPK/S Silver Engraved - disc. 1988.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,675 $1,150 $975 $860 $700 $600 $500

    Last MSR was $1,700.

    West German Model PPK/S Gold Engraved - disc. 1985.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $1,950 $1,250 $1,000 $885 $715 $610 $515

    Last MSR was $1,800.

    Information from: "BLUE BOOK OF GUN VALUES on CD by S.P.FJESTAD"
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    Nice job with great detail, Happy Roman. That's excellent work.

    You'd like to think that you can find a decent Interarms/Ranger PPK/S for $400 of less; all I can say, from my experience, is good luck with it. The price of the Interarms pistols has increased in value and desire since the recall of the S&W-made guns, IMO. Lots of folks who are asking in the $500 range are finding that they can get that and more from guys who love their PPKs, don't want to carry their German- or French-made guns, and no longer trust their S&W version.