SOLD FOR: $1054
Model: PP (Polizeipistole, Police Pistol)
Serial Number: 386268p
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: .32 ACP (7.65mm)
Action Type: Single/Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “386268p / ac”. The right side of the frame is marked “386268p”.
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 some scattered light nicks and scuffs, mostly in the smooth borders. The checkering is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The grip areas show minor handling wear. There are some light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is infrequent minor surface oxidation. The action shows operational wear. The screw head is sharp. 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. The magazine is marked “W” on the right, the left has a Walther banner logo over “PP 7,65 m/m”. The magazine shows moderate operational wear and scraping with intact feed lips and a strong spring, in 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 the outbreak of WWII, the German military found that its huge demand for sidearms could not be filled only with P38 and Luger pistols, orders for a variety of other models would be placed and the Walther PP was among them. This example is a particularly late wartime example, made in 1945. As was common with the pistols made in the late war, the finish is a little bit rough and some corners were cut. The slide does not have the standard Walther slide legend and there are no acceptance or inspection marks on the gun, just the serial number and “ac” Walther code. Given the year it was made and what Germany saw in the following years, it is in quite good shape, having light finish wear, a great bore and strong mechanics. This will make a great addition to a Walther or WWII era pistol collection. Please see our photos and good luck!