Walther PP

 

1st Wehrmacht-variation SA der NSDAP Gruppe Alpenland Privat Property piece - .38 ACP
3rd Wehrmacht-variation

RFV Reichsfinanzverwaltung

 

4th Wehrmacht-variation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serialnumbers / Year of production

 

The Walther PP (Polizei Pistole) was produced since 1929. It was a modern and revolutionary constuction. It was one of the most favoured pistols, and it was also produced after war with great success.

 

Technical data:

Caliber: 7,65 mm und 9 mm kurz
Function: Double-Action, Selbstladepistole mit Massenverriegelung
Barrel length: 98 mm
Weight: 685 g
Magazine capacity: 8 Schuss

Production data:

Company:

Waffenfabrik Walther

Location:

Zella-Mehlis (Thüringen)

Period:

1940 - 1945

Amount:

84,000

Serial numbers:

165126P - 390653P

The Walther PP is split in 5 major variations, according to caliber, acceptance, code and finish.

1st Varition (highpolish-finish; acceptance E/359; caliber 7.65 mm; approx. 1,000 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish: highpolish-finish
Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther-Banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

No number inside slide (maybe changed)

Acceptance stamp:

E/359 left on frame

Normally also one on left slide. Here missing. Slide maybe changed

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

 

 

Holster marked WaA 170 (Sparfeld Leipzig) and 44

 

3rd Variation (highpolish-finish; acceptancemit E/WaA359; caliber 7.65 mm; approx. 13,000 pcs.)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish: highpolish-finish
Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther-Banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

6-digit number with "P" right on slide

Acceptance stamp:

E/WaA 359 left on frame

E/WaA 359 left on slide

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

 

 

Holster

gjh 43: Rudolf Conte, Fabrik für Lederausrüstungen u. Reiseartikel, Offenbach/Main

 

4th Varition (military-finish; acceptance E/WaA359; caliber 7.65 mm; approx. 66,000 pieces)

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish: military-finish
Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther-Banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

6-digit number with "P" right on slide

Acceptance stamp:

E/WaA 359 left on frame

E/WaA 359 left on slide

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

 

 

 

 

Holster

RBNr.0/0350/0227

 

 

SA der NSDDAP Gruppe Alpenland (These weapons were issued to members of the SA between 1937 and 1940. There should be only about 6,000 pieces. For this variation only 3 more are known according to the literature.

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish:

highplish-finish, blued

sadly the slide of this weapon was reblued

Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

3-digit number inside slide (scratched with a needle)

Acceptance stamp:

Front grip strap

SA der NSDAP

Gruppe Alpenland

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 

 

Reichsfinanzverwaltung RFV (These weapons were issued to members of the "ReichsFinanzVerwaltung = National Finance Administration. There should be only about 22,000 pieces.

Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 7,65 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish:

rough finish, blued

Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

3-digit number inside slide (scratched with a needle)

Acceptance stamp:

Back grip strap

R.F.V. 21927 W

(W identification mark for Walther PP)

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 
 

 
Private Property piece (9mm short - .38 ACP; bottom magazine release; Highpolish-Finish; About 10,000 pcs. were built for the commercial market):
Characteristics:

Legend:

Walther-Banner

Waffenfabrik Walther Zella Mehlis (Thür)

Walther's Patent Cal 9 m/m

Mod. PP

Finish:

highpolish finish, blued

Grips: black, chequered Bakelit grips with Walther banner
Serial number:

6-digit number with "P" right on frame

3-digit number inside slide (scratched with a needle)

Acceptance stamp:

none

Test proof stamp:

E/N right on chamber

E/N right on slide

E/N on barrel

 
   
   
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