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1937 Walther PP

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    I thought I'd share a few photos of my latest 7.65 mm/.32 caliber pistol, a commercial Walther PP or Poliezi Pistole, the serial number of which supposedly dates to 1937. I have pictured it with my Russian re-blued P-38 for comparison. Since this post doesn't want to accept any other photos I'll attempt to post more in additional posts.

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    This shows closeups of some of the marks: The barrel and slide have the commercial proof of crown/N; grips are checkered molded Bakelite with the Walther name in a banner; even the magazine is marked Walther PP 7.65 m/m.; the left side of the slide bears the Walther banner and the Thuringia location.

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    As can be seen, the PP is a little larger than its Mauser competitors, here a M.1934 and a later HSc; this resulted in the creation of the even more popular PPK which I have yet to acquire an example of; however it's very close in configuration to the HSc. My understanding is that German officers had to provide their own uniforms, equipment, and sidearms like American officers did, so is it indeed possible this was an officer's pistol? Even if it was, it evidently saw little if any use, considering its current condition.

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    Nice pistol! I prefer it over the PPK. Hope i will find one for myself soon.
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    very nice collection.

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    Quality pistols. I have a p38 and it shoots great. A 1942 model. Some ask why do i shoot it? Why not?

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    Very nice specimen indeed. NIce to find these treasures today. Quality workmanship!

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    Quality pistols. Nice PP.



    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Nice!!! Wish I could still find these like the old days... Is the frame on this one ferrous, magnetic?

    Yes, very nice lineup of the classic WWII pocket pistols. You need a few more, the CZ27, Femaru, Browning 1922 are the first ones that come to mind.

    Any holster/spare mags?

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    Nice!!! Wish I could still find these like the old days... Is the frame on this one ferrous, magnetic?

    Yes, very nice lineup of the classic WWII pocket pistols. You need a few more, the CZ27, Femaru, Browning 1922 are the first ones that come to mind.

    Any holster/spare mags?
    So far the only spare magazine I have came with my M.1914 Mauser, but it resembles more the one in my M.1934. I've tried it in all 3 Mausers, and it got stuck in the HSc! (It's really pretty poor quality I think.) I found a spare for my P-38 but it's pitted and pretty rough though it seems to work well enough. Both the early Mausers came with holsters and I found a late, unissued and un-waffened P-38 holster on Ebay that I hope doesn't turn out to be a repro!

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