WW2 Nazi NSKK Walther PP Pistol 7.65mm
Let’s talk about the NSKK, Finally!
Hey guys let me tell you about a really cool variation of Walther PP. I've been doing an educational series on all the different variations and many of you are probably thinking when is he going to get to the NSKK, because that's one of all of our favorites. Those of you who collect, you want to see one of the NSKKs and let me show you why it's so cool.
The details on the NSKK
NSKK only comes in a PP, they did not make one in a PPK. And one of the reasons it's so collectible is you can see the logo on the slide and maybe what that reminds you of is an RZM. Because it's actually one of the only variations, I think the RZM and the NSKK are the only ones where they actually put the logo of the organization right on the slide. So that means the entire legend had to be pushed over a little bit. You see here a picture of the RZM and you can see the RZM marking, they pushed the legend over, and the same is true with the NSKK. Now you can barely read it but that is the NSKK logo. The entire slide legend is pushed over a little bit and that means that it's hard to fake one of these guns. I have seen fakes; what they have to do is move the entire legend in order to get the logo on there, and that's not easily done. So they have to redo the whole thing and then the slide has to be refinished. So it's really hard to do and pull it off as original when you have to redo the entire slide. Also they fall in a specific range. Now we've talked about this before but many of the guns, not all, many of the variations come within a specific range. And let me just go over the range with you really quickly.
Do you Remember the Range?
So the first run actually was in the crown N, so pre 1939 from 810,000 to about 142,000 with a p-suffix. There's about 3,500 of them made in that range. So 810,000 to about 142,000 with a p. And then there was a second run in the Eagle N range which was 182,000 to about 201,000 with a p. And that was only about 600. So in total there's only about 4,000 of this variation made.
Very Popular and Desirable Gun
So when you think about the RZMs, remember we talked about the RZM very popular, very highly desirable. They made over 30,000 RZMs and only about 4000 of these NSKKs. So they are very popular with collectors, very desirable. This gun in this condition would sell somewhere in the $4,000 - $5000 range. And just a beautiful gun as you can see. This one comes with the finger extension magazine, we've talked about those before. But if you think this is rare the holster is even rarer.
Check out the Holster
So compared to most of the holsters I have, this is not stunning. You see a little bit of cracking and actually the logo you can barely read it. It just is not one of my better holsters, but I'll keep it anyway because I've only seen three or four of these ever. It's one of the hardest holsters to find. So the guns, there's only 4,000 made, there probably were about 4,000. These were made by Akah by the way, the Akah logo is under the strap. These were made by Akah, and the holsters just did not hold up as well as the guns. Just as a sidebar, let's take a look at some of the party holsters that were offered by the Akah.
Holsters Offered by Akah
So I think this is really cool just because I have a copy of an original Akah magazine that went out in 1938. Again I apologize for the poor quality, I don't have the original. But they made holsters and sold them to party officials. Now you had to buy the holster and buy the gun, but this is a catalog they even have the prices down here of what it cost in Reichsmarks. But what I wanted to show you is the different party holsters that were available.
First Up Party Leader
First, is the party leader. You recognize…I've seen those before so that's the picture from 1938 and here's the actual holster. You can see the party leader Eagle, just beautiful condition. This is squared off by the way which is unusual for…most of them were rounded because it wanted to be squared off but not cover up the logo. So 1938 and what it looks like today. And believe it or not that's one of the more common ones.
Going down the Rarity Scale
This is the second on the rarity scale, party leader was one of the more common ones, but as you know they can go for thousands of dollars and hard to find. Then came the SA holster, that's the SA logo and so this is being offered. And here's the actual holster. You can see the logo here, it's stamped on there and that is an SA marking, somebody did a… like if you sent your logo out to be designed this is what they came up with, that was the SA logo on this holster. This is for a Walther PP or sauer.
Now the NSKK Holster
And next is the NSKK which is the one we're talking about, and this is actually the rarest of all the holsters. Here's what it looked like in 1938 and here's what it looks like today. Again not a great example and I mentioned that all of these holsters they're squared off and underneath you can see the Akah logo.
And finally the NSFK which is the Flight Corp. NSFK that's this logo right here and here's the actual holster. You can see squared off, here's the logo, this is in pristine condition and you can see the Akah marking underneath. Let me get that up in the camera you can see the Akah marking. This holster and the NSKK are the two rarest, and very hard to find. If you find one, a pristine one can be $5,000 - $6,000. The one that I have is worth a bit less it’s probably $3,000 or $4,000 because it has a lot of cracking. Here I'll show you, this has a lot of cracking, so it's not ideal but a very desirable holster. So the low numbers are a reflection of the NSKK which you can see the logo here, was actually the smallest of the party organizations.
And they started out as a Motor Corp. And they actually had Flight Corps, Motor Corps and different sporting events that you could go to. I don't want to minimize the brutality of the Nazi regime, but early on people get in trouble when they say it…people were just joining a club. Well in fact 1930 to about 1933, they were banned from having an Air Force. They were banned from having any kind of mechanized divisions. They were banned for all kinds of things that would build their military. So people, young men looking for something to do, they would join a club. One of the club clubs was the NSFK which was the Flight Corps, so is the Nazi Party Flight Corps. And that was a flight club that people joined. And then the Motor Corps, they would gather for races of high-performance motorcycles and automobiles and have regular tournaments. They also had shooting prizes, shooting tournaments, they had sporting events, so all of these were young men joining clubs. Now the truth is later on the NSFK became part of the Luftwaffe and the NSKK became the party organization for Transportation Corps. And what were their duties?
Well the most famous one everybody sees is the motorcycle guy with the little sidecar and they would run around delivering messages and materials. If somebody needed something right away they would send out a motorcycle guy to deliver it. But they also where drivers, personal drivers for important dignitaries. You can see an NSKK pennant here; they would put it on a car. If they have some diplomat that needs to be picked up from a hotel the NSKK member would run out, pick them up. They actually went to training on how to drive safely and fast and get away; if there's an ambush they took training for that, personal bodyguards. So the person that chauffeured Hitler around and other top Nazi dignitaries would be from the NSKK. Now those are the quote-unquote sexy jobs that might be out there, but they also did things as mundane as…here's a picture of Hitler at a groundbreaking at the Autobahn and you can see the NSKK members standing behind him.
But also here's an NSKK member just directing traffic. So I would imagine somebody important was coming through town and just like now where The Secret Service, they close off all the cross streets and they have a motorcycle driver going along the motorcade and the driver is NSKK, the motors guy is NSKK and the guy directing traffic is NSKK. So that was the organization that was behind this pistol. So these are the kinds of jobs that the NSKK performed, everything from really cool jobs or racing around in motorcars, to the mundane directing of traffic. And the gun and the holster very desirable and very rare.
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