"Walther PPK. 7.65 mm, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. Takes a Brausch silencer with very little reduction in muzzle velocity. The American CIA swear by them."
- Major Boothroyd to 007, Dr. No
The Walther PPK was the weapon of choice for James Bond from the films Dr. No to Tomorrow Never Dies (except Moonraker and Octopussy) and again in Quantum of Solace and SkyFall. The gun is also mentioned in the Ian Fleming novels from Dr. No to The Man with the Golden Gun. It's the only gun / gadget that is used by all the Bond actors.
It all starts in Ian Fleming's novel Dr. No, when M, the head of MI6, orders Bond to turn in his Beretta pistol and replaces it with a 'superior' gun, the Walther PPK. Walther PPK (Polizeipistole Kurz - Police pistol 'short') is a shortened version of the Walther PP (Polizeipistole) and differs from it in size (shorter barrel and grip) and magazine size. The Walther PPK was first presented in 1931; it quickly became very popular among European police agencies and civilian shooters since the gun was reliable and easy to conceal, but of moderate power. During the Second World War the guns were issued to German military police personnel, high military officers and other military personnel.
Type: Double Action
Overall length: 154 mm
Barrel length: 84 mm
Weight: 568 g
Capacity: 7 rounds