James Bond’s iconic firearm in many of his films, making the first appearance in the film Dr. No although “PPK” is mentioned in the film, the firearm is actually the “Walther PP”. The PPK has caused me quite a dent in my pocket book since my lovely wife April is a big 007 fan and has to have every PPK that she sees.
There are 4 versions of this style that Walther has produced, the PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E. The original PP was released in 1929 and was one of the world’s first successful double action semi-auto pistols. The style may look familiar as many factories have made knock-offs over the years including Bersa’s popular Thunder 380.
Not only has this pistol made a impression on the silver screen, it has helped out in the real world also. According to an SS officer, this famous firearm was Hitler’s standard sidearm chambered in 7.65 and is the firearm that he took his life with before being over run.
If you get a chance, swing over to www.imfdb.org and check out some of the films that this firearm has been in.