1931- German Walther PPK automatic pistols- 8mm Blank firing only replica
This is a Blank Firing Replica of a 1931- German Walther PPK – 8mm Blank firing automatic pistol . It has been produced as a realistic film or stage prop. It is not technically a firearms and can therefore be used without the requirement of a firearms certificate
This is one of our Blank Firing Only replica weapons. Available for hire for Film, TV or Theatrical performance only. Standard Terms and Conditions apply for all contracts of hire. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions page or contact our office for further details.
The most common variant is the Walther PPK, a smaller version of the PP with a shorter grip, barrel and frame, and reduced magazine capacity. A new, two-piece wrap-around grip panel construction was used to conceal the exposed back strap. The smaller size made it more concealable than the original PP and hence better suited to plainclothes or undercover work. It was released in 1930.
“PPK” is an abbreviation for Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell (detective police pistol). While it’s often thought to be “kurz” (German: short) referring to the police pistol with shorter barrel and frame, the manufacturer’s selection of the name “Kriminal” appears in early original advertising brochures from Walther and the 1937 GECO German catalog.