The Walther PPK is the most popular descendant from the Walther PP family of pistols first introduced in 1929 by the German manufacturer Carl Walther Waffenfabrik. The Walter PPK was established two years later in 1931 as a more concealable version of the PP; hence, a shorter barrel and reduced pistol grip. Touted for its reliability the Walther PPK is a double-action, blowback-operated pistol with a fixed barrel, an exposed hammer and fixed sights. Throughout its continuous production, the saga of the PPK includes some of history’s most notable figures, both historical and fictional, from Adolf Hitler to James Bond.
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1929 to present