Here's a war-time production Walther Model PP, double-action pistol chambered in 7.65 mm (.32 ACP). There are no import marks on this gun. This PP has a 3-7/8" barrel with a side-mounted magazine release on the left-side of the frame and safety on the left-side of the slide. The top of the slide has a solid rib with fixed sights. The pistol has it's original magazine stamped with the Walther Banner and "PP 7.65 m/m" on the left-side and "W" on the right-side. The grips are two-piece molded plastic, colored black. The grips are checkered and have the Walther banner located at the top on each side (see photos).
The wartime Eagle over "N" proof mark is on the right-side of the slide below the ejection port and on the rear of the barrel (visible when the chamber is closed). The right-side of the slide and frame are stamped with a serial number of "224253 P". The left-side of the slide is marked with Walther's Factory Markings which include the Walther Banner trademark, the inscription "Waffenfabrik, Walther, Zella-Mahlis (Thur)" with "Walther's Patent Cal. 7.65 m/m" below and "Mod. PP" at the rear of the slide. The Eagle Waffen Proof Mark "WaA359" is stamped below the Model stamp on the left-side of the slide and also stamped on the left-side of the frame, behind the trigger (see photos).
This pistol has it's original finish (not re-blued) with the blue thinning and at about 60-70% on the slide. Blue on the sides of the frame and trigger guard is at 80% or better. The majority of blue wear is on the sides and top of the slide at the front and appears to be mostly from the gun being holstered (see photos). Most of the blue is also gone from the front and rear straps on the grip frame (see photos). The factory stampings on the left-side of the slide are a bit light but the Waffen stamps, Eagle over N stamps and serial numbers are still crisp and legible (see photos).
There is some light pitting on the right-side of the slide with a few spots on the sides of the frame. The slide is also a bit scratched-up with most of the scratches being on the right-side (see photos). The outside rear of the barrel has some pitting that can be seen through the ejection port. The end of the safety latch is broken, however the latch can still be operated and the safety functions properly (see photos).
The bore in the 3-7/8" barrel is in excellent condition with crisp rifling and no signs of pitting. The two-piece plastic grips have some handling marks and scratches on them and someone inscribed "S.M." on the bottom of the left-grip with "12-4-75" on the bottom of the right-grip. Also, the mainspring plug in the bottom of the grip frame is not original to the gun and the bottom of the left-grip does not fit tight against the grip frame. There is also a piece busted-out of the top of the left-grip and there appears to be a small crack in the right-grip, behind the grip screw (see photos).
As mentioned, the gun only comes with it's original magazine, there are no extra magazines or papers that come with this gun. This auction is for the gun only.
We did not test-fire the gun, however it appears to be fully functional and overall this gun is in good condition mechanically and fair in appearance. Serial #224253 P. STK. #12414.
If you're a Walther collector, you may want to pick-up this Waffen marked, wartime Model PP and put some time and effort into restoring the gun.
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