Nothing looks nicer than a beautifully blued gunThe new PPK/S indeed looks nicer than expected, at least the stainless version. I wonder how the blued (should I say black?) versions look like in the meantime. Those first shown models had a rather ugly finish and reminded me of a cheap toy.
Whether and when the models will be on the market doesn't matter to me fortunately. Due to the very unattractive calibre I will probably limit myself to only one exemplar for my collection anyway. I assume that the new models will not be officially offered in Europe; so far there are no indications at all. Probably they will have to be imported individually.
That being said, I'd rather Walther use a more modern finish and do it well than deliver a poorly done blued pistol. I suspect the processes and talent needed to first rate bluing are there any more, at least on an industrial scale.