• Adolf Hitler shot and killed himself with his PPK in the Führerbunker in Berlin. 

  • The Walther PPK is famous as  James Bond's trademark gun in many of his films and novels: Ian Fleming's choice of the Walther PPK directly influenced its popularity and its notoriety.  

Origin:                                   Nazi Germany
Military Service:                         1935 - 1945        
Wars:                                     WWII
Cartridge:                                .32 ACP
Action:                                   Semi-Automatic Blowback
Magazine:                                 7 / 8 Round Detachable

Historical Significance:  First successful double action, semi-automatic pistols ever designed.

Walther PP (top) PPK (bottom)

Interesting Facts

Walther PP

Walther PPK

The Walther PP was released in 1929 and the PPK in 1931. both were popular with European police and civilians, for being reliable and concealable.

During World War II they were issued to the German military and police, the Schutzstaffel (SS), the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials.

The Walther PPK is a smaller more concealable version of the Walther PP.

Both examples below are WWII vet bring backs (please excuse the reproduction magazine in the first photograph).  

Walther PP / PPK