Walther KPK For Sale At RIA

RIA is offering up for auction an example of the Walther KPK – a very rare, and very desirable handgun developed by Walther during World War II for vehicle crewmen. The KPK was based on the PPK, and is almost identical, save for an aluminum frame and shrouded hammer. Forgotten Weapons has produced a short video showing off the rare pistol:

The weapon is expected to sell for at least $40,000, almost double that of the Pedersen rifle covered earlier in the week.

This isn’t the first KPK sold through RIA; previously in 2011 they auctioned off an earlier prototype estimated at up to $90,000 value.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Aesthetically, it would have been superior if they had just extended the rear of the slide in a radius back to the tip of the frame tang. However, they would have needed to make a special frame, and not just a new slide. Come to think of it, I’m surprised that Interarms never reintroduced the aluminum frame PPK/L once they licensed the PPK and TPH for US production.

  • Don Ward

    Dang it! Why couldn’t granddad have brought back a few more of these instead of trading his captured handguns to the rear echelon guys for packs of Lucky Strikes!

  • gunsandrockets

    Very very nice. A modern reproduction that duplicates that pistol, even in the original .32 ACP caliber, I would buy if it was reasonably priced. I believe aluminum frame blowbacks make a perfect marriage with the .32 ACP.