SOLD - Rare Party Leader Walther PPK
1/17/18 - The Walther PPK with Party Leader Grips was the "Honor Weapon of the Political Leaders". This listing features an authentic Party Leader grip, and a pistol that rates at about 96% original finish. The Hoheitsabzeichen or High Insignia is the Eagle over Swastika found on either side of the grips where the Walther banner is normally located. The person entitled to wear the honor weapons that were awarded them by the Fuhrer were the Political Leaders of the national, regional and district territories, as well as leaders of local and support units. The persons who wore the honor weapon had their authorizations listed in the district personnel offices, and had to have in their possession a weapons permit issued by the police, which was obtained through official channels. These rare pistols were estimated to number around 3,500, and are widely faked. This grip is guaranteed original, but does have a hairline crack through the wing of the eagle on each side. Most of the wear on the pistol is found on either side of the muzzle, plus a little on the right side of the slide near the ejection port. Finger extension magazine is in excellent condition, with early Walther banner on the body. Excellent bore.