I have a friend that has received a Walther PPK from the nephew of an Austrian SS officer 25 years ago and he want some information about it. This gun has a great story and I will try to explain it to you with my best english.
I won’t say the name of this SS officer to preserve his family but this SS officer served on the Russian front and was then captured by the French Army in Austria.
As he could speak three languages (German, English and French) a French lieutenant, Mr. Henri Lejal, enroled him as a translator in the Pass Office.
You can see here some papers (recommandation letters) that prooves it.
When he was released at the end of the war and for his zeal, loyalty and efficiency, the french lieutenant Mr. Henri Lejal gave him a gun because the roads weren’t safe. This gun was a nickeled Walther PPK.
The lieutenant Lejal told him that this PPK belonged to a very high ranking man in the Nazi Party but he refused to tell him his name.
I’m not asking you if this story or this gun are authentic because I know they are. But do you have any idea to who this gun could belonged ?
Here’s some pictures. As you can see, it’s a 7th variation of the SS PPK. There’s not any writings on the left side (as the brand, Zella-Mehlis, etc…). Weird things, there’s a Eagle/N proof mark on the barrel, a number 1 below the grip on the left side and a K (or H) under the hammer.
This gun has never been modified since the war.
Any idea about who was the first owner?