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Walther PPK

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Walther PPK
photo © Wikipedia

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The Walther PPK is used by all Bond actors.
photo © United Artists, Danjaq, EON Productions

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A Walther PPK with silencer, used by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in GoldenEye.
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A Walther PP, used by Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr No, offered at Julien's Auctions
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"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, SkyFall and SPECTRE and probably No Time To Die. 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. Read the story of how the PPK became Bond's weapon of choice.

In Dr. No The weapon is referred to as a Walther PPK by M (Bernard Lee), but in actuality the production used this Walther PP .380 ACP. One of the original screen used PP guns was offered on auction at Julien's Auctions in 2020.

Walther PPK (Polizeipistole Kriminal or some say it comes from 'Polizeipistole Kurz' - Police pistol 'short', 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.

Technical details
Type: Double Action
Overall length: 154 mm
Barrel length: 84 mm
Weight: 568 g
Capacity: 7 rounds

Since the 1960s, the Walther PPK has been replicated as an airsoft model or as James Bond branded toys, find a selection on eBay.

Pierce Brosnan has used the black leather Galco Executive Shoulder Holster for his PPK and P99 in his movies, get one of these holsters on UNCRATE ($170).

Galco Holster ppk

Galco Executive Holster

Daniel Craig has used a Vega IB333 Holster for his Walther PPK and also for his Walther P99, and this holster remains popular among Bond fans. A version for the PPK is available at Amazon for only $25, model number Vega IB333.

vega holster

Vega IB333 Holster


The SIS Training Gear webshop (which offers an SIS shirt inspired by the one worn by Bond in SkyFall) now also offers PPK t-shirts and mugs. Take a look at SIS Training Gear and get 10% off your order with code 'LIFESTYLE'.

ppk t-shirtppk mug

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Summer Essentials 2024


The serial number on the frame itself indicates that it was manufactured in 1953. And although I concur that the proof mark on the barrel indicates 1964, as we all know, barrels can be replaced. So, it’s quite possible that this pistol was used in Dr. No, but that the barrel was replaced sometime during or after 1964.
Hello, I am looking to purchase a black 1957 Walter PPK, I HAD ONE WHEN I was much younger and would like to replace that, Please can you advise me if you have any of these and I would like to purchase one if you have one,
What type of silencer did Sean Connery use in Dr. No?
Like all of the cans used on Bonds pistols (except the CR Kleinman title sequence B&T) from DN to Spectre, it was a custom made item from the production armourers.
I am looking fir a walther ppk 380 made in germany

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