RARE Pre-War Walther Gestapo PPK 7.65mm .32 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1935 C&R

SOLD FOR: $4525

LSB#: 210918MW14

Make: Walther

Model: Gestapo PPK

Serial Number: 908490

Year of Manufacture: 1935 C&R

Caliber: .32 A.C.P. (7.65mm Browning)

Action Type: Single or Double Action Semi-Auto with 7 Round Removable Magazines

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the Walther “Banner” logo, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zehla-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal 7.65 m/m” and “Mod. PPK”. The right side of the frame behind the trigger is marked “908490”. The right side of the barrel at the port is marked with a “crown / N” proof. The right side of the slide is marked with a “crown / N” proof. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “W M / B”. The front strap is marked “ST. P. S. 7”.

Barrel Length: 3 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low profile blade integral to the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch integral to the slide. The top of the slide has wavy serrations to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The one piece grip is white checkered plastic that encloses the backstrap. The Walther banner is on the top of both sides. There is a crack at the top of the back strap. The smooth borders show little nicks and scratches, some of which have discolored. The checkering is generally sharp. There are no chips. The grips rate in about Good overall condition and would rate higher if not for the crack.

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 79% of its metal finish. There is thinning at the leading edges and holster wear at the front of the slide. The front strap shows a light patina. The slide shows faint oxidation and cloudiness in the finish. There are little nicks and dings throughout. The action shows standard operational wear. The screw head is lightly tool marked. The markings are legible. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger pull is a little stiff and the single action pull is crisp. This pistol has a decocker. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one 7-round magazine.

Our Assessment: This is a very rare and interesting piece. The front strap marking “ST. P. S. 7” stands for Staatliche Polizei Saarland and belonged to the Gestapo of the SS. The Geheime Staatspolizei, abbreviated as Gestapo, was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and in German-occupied Europe. The force was created by Hermann Göring in 1933 by combining the various security police agencies of Prussia into one organisation. On 20 April 1934, oversight of the Gestapo passed to the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, who was also appointed Chief of German Police by Hitler in 1936. This example is in Very Good condition with roughly 79% original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This example is in high condition and would make a spectacular addition to a WWII Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

RARE Pre-War Walther Gestapo PPK 7.65mm .32 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1935 C&R
RARE Pre-War Walther Gestapo PPK 7.65mm .32 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1935 C&R