Walther PPK/S Gustav Ernst Talo Edition Semi-Auto .380 acp Pistol, 3.35″ Barrel, 7 Rd- Walther 2246004GE
The German engraver, Gustav Ernst published a series of pattern books between 1839 and 1853. Many of the now well known early American engravers like Nimschke studied Ernst’s patterns while in industrial school in Germany. This style became the foundation of American firearms engraving when his students emigrated to this country
The Walther Ernst PPKS uses a more Germanic style Ernst pattern on the slide with a centered gold deer on a stainless pistol. The safety reflects the pattern. These were the last 200 Walther PPKS made under contract by the S&W Houlton, Maine factory. The grips are a walnut laminate with the Walther logo and a reflection of the slide design in the center. The guns are marked sequentially “One of 200” on the frame.
Once in a great while, a firearm becomes so popular that it becomes a cultural icon. Like a great car or movie, a great firearm can become a true classic. The PPK established a defining influence on the design of concealed carry firearms. Its elegant lines and precision engineering have a timeless appeal. And a PPK has the solid feel of pure quality. More than ever, the PPK is a statement of sophistication.
Developed in 1931, the Walther PPK continues to thrill the shooting public and the legend lives on. The PPK/S, with a longer frame for one additional cartridge, and the PPK are now both produced in the USA. Features of the PPK and PPK-S include a firing pin safety, manual safety with decocking function, double action and single action trigger and extended beaver tail.