SOLD FOR: $1036
Model: PP (Polizei Pistole, Police Pistol)
Serial Number: 185797p
Year of Manufacture: 1940
Caliber: .32 ACP (7.65mm)
Action Type: Single/Double Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “WALTHER” on a banner, “Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thur) / Walther’s Patent Cal. 7,65 m/m”, and “Mod PP”. The right side of the chamber, front right side of the frame, and right side of the slide are marked with an “eagle / N” proof. The right side of the frame is marked “185797 P”. The left inside of the frame is marked “797”.
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 sharp. 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. There is some light fouling in the grooves.
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, dings and scratches throughout. There is some finish loss at the bottom of the back strap. 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 with a pinky extension. The magazine is marked with a Walther banner logo over “PP 7,65 m/m”.
Our Assessment: The Walther PP, or Polizei Pistole, was introduced in 1929 and found great success both commercially and with law enforcement agencies. Walther’s original factory was located in Zella-Mehlis in the “Land” (state) of Thuringia. As that part of Germany was occupied by the Soviet Union following World War II, Walther fled to West Germany, where they established a new factory in Ulm. This is a .32 caliber Walther Model PP made in 1940, near the beginning of WWII, at the factory in Thuringia. It is in Very Good condition with roughly 87% original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. Walther’s are known for their reliability, and this should give someone decades of shooting fun. That said, they are also collectible. This example is in high condition and would be a great addition to a Walther collection. Please see our photos and good luck!