Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1554: Walther PP Pistol 7.65 mm auto

Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Very Early Production Walther PP Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number 750252

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Very Early Production Walther PP Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number 750252

Manufacturer: Walther
Model: PP
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 7.65 mm auto
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 301
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured circa 1928-1929, by serial number this is the 252nd Walther PP semi-automatic pistol, representing the very beginning of production for a family of police, military and civilian handguns that would span decades, nations and continents. Fixed sights with enamel paint accents, with the Walther banner, two-line address and caliber markings and "Mod.PP" on the left side of the slide, the serial number stamped vertically on the right side of the frame, and "crown/N" proofs on the slide, frame and muzzle. In the traditional fashion, the last digits of the serial number are hand-scratched inside the slide. Fitted with a 90 degree safety, niter blue small parts, checkered Walther banner grips, and a flat bottom Walther marked magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 90% plus of the original blue finish, showing some light edge wear and handling marks overall. Mild spotting is present on the grip straps, with a few eraser-head sized patches of pitting on the slide near the address block. Strong traces of niter blue are present in the protected areas of the safety and magazine catch. The grips are very fine, with some deep cuts on the left panel and mild dents. Mechanically excellent.

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