SOLD FOR: $2925
Model: PP (Polizeipistole, Police Pistol)
Serial Number: 303788P
Year of Manufacture: 1943
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 “303788P”. The right side of the frame is marked “303788P”. 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”.
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. The checkering is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor marks. The action shows light operational wear. The metal finish is slightly rough, typical of 1943 production. The screw head is sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine 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 in a two-piece cardboard box with serial-matching label, cleaning rod, manual and a single 8-round Walther magazine.
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 wartime commercial PP, made in 1943. Given the year it was made and what Germany saw in the following years, it is in extraordinary shape, appearing to have spent little time outside its box with 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!