Las Vegas, Nev. – Walther Arms, Inc., and Al MAR® Knives have generously donated unique products to be auctioned on GunBroker.com to benefit youth shooting sports programs. They are available on GunBroker.com by going to these links: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/851783926 and https://www.gunbroker.com/item/852514151. These products will be on display at the SHOT Show. The Walther PPK/s pistols will be showcased in Walther’s booth at the SHOT Show (#14562) https://www.gunbroker.com/item/851783926 and the AL MAR knife will be displayed at Baron Technology’s booth (#15735), go here to bid now: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/852514151 Both auctions end on January 24, 2020, at 5 pm EST.
All proceeds will go to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Are you familiar with the YSSA https://www.youthshootingsa.com/ If not, here’s a brief overview: The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) was founded in 2007 and has become the central source for shooting sports equipment for youth shooting programs across the country. To date, the YSSA has loaned more than $1.5 million in equipment to youth programs, benefitting more than 85,000 youth. All money donated to YSSA is used to fulfill product requests by organizations that YSSA deems meet their requirements. Here are some of the organization YSSA supports: https://www.youthshootingsa.com/youth-program-resources/youth-shooting-sports-programs/
A little bit about the products for auction:
WALTHER PPK Pistols:
The pair of Walther PPK/s pistols were hand-crafted specifically for this Auction and are truly collectable. Made famous by James Bond novels and movies, this PPK pair is the first from Walther’s new manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Each sport masterful, hand engraving from master engraver Rob Bunting of Baron Engraving and are slightly larger than the original design from Carl Walther in 1931. There is nearly 100 hours of engraving on each slide.
The PPK is still one of the most sought-after concealed carry pistols in the world and this ornate pair is truly unique. One look at the classic design of the pistol and the masterful engraving, generously donated by Baron Engraving, and collectors will understand the uniqueness of the products.
According to master engraver Bunting, “ All told, there is close to 100 hours of work on each slide. Seldom are we given the opportunity to do this level of work, but given the situation, it seemed the appropriate course.”
AL MAR KNIFE:
The AL MAR Knife donated is an engraved, limited edition Quest, valued at $425 (prior to engraving). Designed by Bob Boroski and engraved by Scott Jeffrey, the knife features a vine scroll that flows on the flats of the blade and works with the elegant shape of the knife. This blade was also embellished by Baron Engraving. The AL MAR Quest, with custom engraving, is considered to be the pinnacle of knife making and a rare addition to any knife maker’s collection.
. Each of the unique products are currently being auctioned on Gunbroker.com and will benefit the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Bid on the AL MAR knife here: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/852514151 and you can bid on the Walther PPK/s here https://www.gunbroker.com/item/851783926
“I am truly humbled by the generosity of these companies and engraver to help benefit youth shooting sports,” said Cyndi Flannigan, executive director of the YSSA. “This will generate needed funds to help our organization provide equipment to programs across the United States. Gunbroker.com has also been a long-time supporter of YSSA and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their ongoing support.”