How many times have you witnessed your guide rod and recoil spring not seating? I feel one would really have to try extra hard to do it.Looks like the guide rod wasn't properly placed. Both the damage to the frame and the barrel scratches lead me to think that this could have been the culprit.
The circular mark on the slide is just brass markings and can be cleaned right off. The dings on the frame also look cosmetic (FOR THE MOMENT) but make sure the guide rod is seated. I think that should cure the problem presupposing the guide rod itself isn't damaged.
I would contact Walther and find out the shipping history of your handgun. If it's new then it sure got worked a lot in shipping.I picked this up from a local shop in Clarkston, MI (Accurate Firearms).
I took it to them after I first saw this and they re-assured me it's NEW.
The barrel now looks like this (After 50 rounds through it)
Nothing but my money back would I except. That gun was sold as new and it was over priced being it is a used Walther.I agree with others . New PPQ has no wear on its barrel.The wear that I see on the picture can be after shooting hew hundred rounds from the pistol . When I got my PPQ 9mm magazines where slightly dirty (red plastic had some black gunk on it) but slide nor barrel had any wear. Try to get some-kind of discount or better yet exchange the gun .
Mine? Never, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen and those marks on the frame sure look like the guide rod was scraping there.How many times have you witnessed your guide rod and recoil spring not seating? I feel one would really have to try extra hard to do it.