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Information on engraved walther PPK requested

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Good evening all! I am new to walther PP/PPK’s but not to firearms. I have the opportunity to purchase a “factory engraved walther PPK chambered in 22lr. I am beyond elated to pick this thing up and learn more about it. I have attached a couple preliminary photos of the pistol in question with the hopes of having y’all school me in its history and rough estimate of its value if at all possible!? It’s condition is pristine un fired in its original box.
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This comes up occasionally on here. You can probably search for it and find more useful information. It looks etched rather than engraved, but what do I know.
Appreciate the input! I will try searching the forum a bit.
Pilkguns, are you around?
Dan, welcome aboard.
I will hopefully find time to
Yes, factory engraved - back before the days of laser engravings and CNC engraving. These are very collectible and not something i would buy and shoot. If it looks to be unfired then definitely don't shoot it.

I have one in .380 made in 1974, in the matching box with target etc, but it has chrome finish (not nickel - check the 1974-75 Interarms catalog you doubters) and I'd put mine valued about $4,000+ based off of several 2-3 year old actual "sold" pistol data.

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There is one or two gold plated 22LR's like yours on GBroker that are asking $5K and up. "Asking" - not selling/sold. Either way if you got into this rightly its a slam dunk investment to beat inflation and something you can enjoy - but if you want a shooter 22LR the new ones are super reliable and low cost so pick one of those up too.
appreciate all the response and help everyone! I will finally have some time this weekend to pick it up from the FFL go through her and get some more pics of it posted! My prior firearm addictions included Marlin lever actions, Swedish Mausers and CZ pistols/bolt actions. I have a feeling Walthers are soon to be part of the addiction!
Looks great! Is the flat magazine base cross-hatch engraved? I’ve seen a very few of the green cases with brown interiors. Is there a Walther banner on the case lid exterior?
Yes sir, the magazine is cross hatch engraved however no walther banner on the case.
Absolutely Gorgeous pistol! You are now tasked with protecting it for the rest of your life... 😂 😂 :)😂😂
LOL, Yes sir, I will try my best!
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