Talk:Walther PP Pistol Series

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One of the actual custom Walther PPK/S pistols used by Mike Myers on all three of the Austin Powers movies. - .380 ACP
Another one of the actual custom Walther PPK/S pistols used by Mike Myers in the Austin Powers movies. - .380 ACP
James Bond's Hero Walther PPK - .32ACP. Note the eagle engraved on the slide, the smaller rear sight, the lanyard ring, and the irregular front, indicating that this particular pistol was manufactured in Nazi Germany.

Other Variants

Walther PPK - .380 ACP
A Bruni/BBM "ME-8 Police" 8mm blank firing gun (used to impersonate a Walther PPK)
World IMFDB Exclusive: Screen used Walther PPK/S - .380 ACP pistol. This blank firing weapon is verified as screen used by actor Michael Imperioli in The Sopranos. More detailed images and purchasing information on this item can be found at The Golden Closet; see here.
Gold plated Walther PPK with ivory grips
Walther PPK manufactured by Manurhin of France - .32 ACP. Note the Manurhin and 'Made In France' markings - Manurhin made these Walther PPK pistols under license.

- Surprisingly, this image, used throughout the site, isn't listed on the PP series Main page, or here in the Talk page. So, I'll post it here. Being that it was uploaded by MPM, and given it's appearance, I figure it's a screen-used weapon, but I don't really know - perhaps someone can enlighten me. StanTheMan 20:15, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

I looked up the Walther PPK on the Long Mountain Outfitters and it turns out that the one pictured above is the screen gun used by Sean Connery AND Roger Moore as James Bond. Here's the picture of it they had on the site: User:jackbel

PPK 1.jpg
Walther PPK-L - .32 ACP
Walther PPK-L - .32 ACP

Other

How common are the .22 and .25 versions of this weapon? I ask because it seems the only versions one ever sees are the .32 and .380 models.

Is the Walter PPK a good gun or just iconic?

I'm rather curious about the answer to the question the anonymous user put above. Would you guys still consider a PPK a useful concealed personal defense weapon? seems like today a spy would want something like a Walther PPS or a SIG P239 which are pretty small and use 9mm rounds instead -- Mdw 14:53, 25 May 2011 (CDT)


In the novels, the PPK was never intended to be the main weapon. It was intended to be a small light pistol that Agents could easily conceal, and carry around in case of trouble. If they were knowingly heading into a hazardous situation, then they would carry a larger weapon in a heavier caliber. Even though the PPK was available in .380 acp back then, they still preferred the .32 acp. Bullet placement was considered more important, and the .32 is easier to fire in a small pistol. --Krel 20:58, 25 May 2011 (CDT)


Brausch

In the first James bond film, James is given a Walther PPK and told that it 'accepts a Brausch suppressor like a duck to water'. What are Brausch suppressors? I've searched the internet and I cannot find either a website or a place to buy them. Do they even exist? Were they better than the normal suppressors of the day? Please help.

I have no idea if "Brausch" is fictional or not..I do believe James Bond uses a FN Browning silencer in the movie though. Dudster32 11:46, 22 August 2012 (CDT)

Walther PPQ

Err, may I ask if there is any good reason why the PPQ is listed on this page? Considering its a variant of the P99QA and shares NO characteristics with the PP/PPK series of pistols in any way rather then it being a Walther and having a similar naming convention. In my opinion it should be moved to the P99 page as a sub category, or perhaps even givens its own page. ---ChrisJ- CONTRIBUTIONS 15:34, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

I've moved it, the PPQ definitely belongs on the P99 page as it is basically a P99 variant with a different trigger. I assume that whoever put it here was going purely by the similar name. Thanks for pointing it out. --commando552 (talk) 06:49, 9 July 2013 (EDT)

Image of Nazi Walther PPK Party Leader Pistol needed

Notice the Nazi Eagle grips

I could use a "wiki-legal" image of Walther PPK fitted with the one piece brown plastic wrap around grips that are checkered and have the NSDAP eagle holding a wreath encircled swastika insignia cast on the top of the both sides. The kind of PPK grip is often associated Nazi Walther PPK Party Leader Pistol AKA "Honor Weapon of the [Nazi] Political Leaders."

It's for the Bad Taste page. TrickShotFinn (talk) 09:41, 12 October 2014 (EDT)

While it would be nice to see, I'm not sure something like that has appeared much enough to warrant getting another independent image. That's just me though. The RSP does state we're not a gun encyclopedia, and we don't need an image of every possible variation or configuration of every firearm. The special grips are clearly seen in your screenshot - You should be able to make a notation with that and just use a regular PPK image for the gun image thumbnail and that should be enough. Again, just my thought. StanTheMan (talk) 13:04, 12 October 2014 (EDT)


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