Walther RFV R.F.V. Marked PP .32 ACP/7.65mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1935 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1075.51

LSB#: 210608MW95

Make: Walther

Model: PP (Polizeipistole, Police Pistol)

Serial Number: 817026

Year of Manufacture: 1935

Caliber: .32 ACP (7.65mm)

Action Type: Single/Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine

Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “817026”. The right of the barrel and slide each have an eagle over “N” commercial proof. The left of the slide is marked with a Walther banner logo, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7,65m/m” and “Mod. PP”. The frontstrap is marked “R.F.V. 3591 W”. The inside of the slide has “026” hand-scribed.

Barrel Length: 3 7/8”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short blade integral to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “U”-notch dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has a thin rib that has fine wavy serrations to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black plastic with Walther banner logos at their tops. The grips have a few minor nicks and scuffs. There are more notable tool marks around the grip screw on the left panel. The checkering is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is scattered finish wear, most notable on the right of the slide, the bottom-front of the trigger guard and the bottom of the backstrap. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches. The grip areas show handling wear and some light surface oxidation. The screw head is tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a de-cocker safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 8-round magazine with pinky-extension floorplate. The magazine has operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good condition.

Our Assessment: The Walther PP, or Polizeipistole, was introduced in 1929 and found great success both commercially and with law enforcement agencies, with variants still in production today. This model PP was made in 1935 and has markings from the Reichfinanzverwaltung (RFV), or Reich Finance Administration. The pistol is in Very Good condition, showing mostly holster wear with a great bore and strong mechanics. This will make a great addition to a Walther or law enforcement pistol collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Walther RFV R.F.V. Marked PP .32 ACP/7.65mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1935 C&R
Walther RFV R.F.V. Marked PP .32 ACP/7.65mm Semi-Automatic Pistol, 1935 C&R