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1938 Walther 7.65mm PP

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This 1938 Walther PP (Polizeipistole) is a small-frame semi-automatic pistol chambered in (7.65mm) .32 ACP.  It was originally designed in Germany in 1929 as a police carry pistol, with features that include an exposed hammer, a double-action trigger, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel which also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring.. This model has a rare extended grip for solid two-hand shooting.  (2117)

 

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The features of the 7.65mm Semi-Automatic Commercial PPK are it has the 7 round magazine with fixed open sights, it fires double action so you can carry an 8th round in the chamber and fires through a 3.4" barrel. Walther introduced the first safety hammer drop, a feature duplicated today on virtually every DA/SA pistol manufactured. The safety lever, located on the left rear portion of the slide, has two positions: “safe” with the lever pointed down and “fire” with the lever pointed forward. When the pistol is fully loaded—a full magazine and another round in the chamber—and the hammer is cocked, pushing the safety lever downward releases the hammer, but a spindle located on the safety internally blocks the hammer from hitting the firing pin.

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. For several years following the war, the Allied powers forbade any manufacture of weapons in Germany. As a result, in 1952, Walther licensed production of the PP series pistols to a French company, Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, also known as Manurhin. Because of its blowback design many people find the Walther PPK to be an easy shooter and very accurate. The first three rounds out can easily create a 1/2 inch group at 15 yards, offhand.

The Walther PP was released in 1929 and the PPK in 1931; both were popular with European police and civilians, for being reliable and concealable. During World War II they were issued to the German military and police, the Schutzstaffel (SS), the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials;

The PP and the PPK were among the world's first successful double action semi-automatic pistols that were widely copied, but still made by Walther. The design inspired other pistols, among them the Soviet Makarov, the Hungarian FEG PA-63, the Argentinian Bersa Thunder 380, the Spanish Astra Constable, and the Czech CZ50.

 
Walther PP

The Crown over N is a German pre-war proof mark used before April 1, 1940. "N" indicates that the gun has been proofed with "nitro" or smokeless powder. This mark is found on early PP and PPK's. In April of 1940 the Germans replaced the crown over N proof mark with the Eagle over "N". PP and PPK's carried this proof mark after April 1, 1940.

The PP featured an exposed hammer, fixed barrel, a single-column, eight-round magazine and retained the blowback operation of its predecessors. Sights consist of a fixed blade at the front of the slide with a rear notch dovetailed in the rear of the slide. Its target audience of police personnel—especially in Europe—eagerly embraced this forward-looking design, and it was in continuous service until about 1992, when the desire for more powerful and substantial pistols than the 7.65x17 Browning (.32 ACP) overshadowed it.The extensions of this barrel is moulded for small finger & better grip.

Forget for a minute that this pistol was a staple for Nazis. and documented historically as the gun that Hitler used in his suicide, It was the imagination of Ian Fleming that made the Walther an icon. 

This is a complex and capable firearm.  The solid steel construction gives the pistol a substantial feel.  The sights are clear and usable.  The initial double-action trigger pull is heavy, but the following pulls are light and responsive.  It has an exposed hammer and a de-cocker.  The gunís fixed barrel adds a slight bit of recoil, but increases the pistolís accuracy. 

 

 

The PP in Full Recoil.  On complaint about the PPK is the top guard of the web of the hand is not large enough for the large hand persons and subsequently thought must be given to the grip so the slide does not run across the web of the hand.  This was not the case in the PP which had a rear tang that kept the web of your hand clearly our of the way of the slide during firing. Questions or requests for additional pictures to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com

Walther PP Magazine

It is entirely subjective to give any Luger a rating of excellent or fine, just as it is to declare it xx% blued or strawed. Few Lugers are out of the box new and these are premium priced. Bluing percentages is like Beauty, in the eye of the beholder.  We strive to provide pictures so you can judge for yourself if the gun meets your criteria.

 

This Walther PP (Polizeipistole) all-matching battlefield pickup is in excellent conditon and comes in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) and a magazine finger rest. This is a great bring back with no importation marks and highly concealable. Offered for only $1,795.00 over the counter.   Any questions to josef@phoenixinvestmentarms.com.    hThis gun may be sold before being posted as such on the internet.

We reserve the right to sell any internet offering to a direct sale and no not warrant the availability of any firearm that does not have a physical deposit. This gun may be withdrawn without notice for in-store sale.  Call for availability.

 

LAYAWAYS:  Sometimes our "significant other" doesn't understand the beauty, craftsmanship and investment potential of one of these investor grade weapons.  In these circumstances where discretion becomes the better part of valor we will accept layaways of up to one year with at least 20% down and some activity occurring monthly to insure that after one year the sale is completed.  Cancellations of layaways forfeit 33% if done within two months, otherwise 100%. You can transfer a layaway to a consignment sale at any time. See "Legal" for exact terms.

 

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WARNING: We do not represent these guns as safe to fire. They are not test fired before sale; they are sold as collectibles only. Prior to firing you should have it inspected by a qualified individual and abide by all safety requirements.

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