9/8/17 - This is an excellent and rare Party Leader Walther PPK. It is all original and correct, with about 97-98% high-polish blue remaining. There is minor muzzle wear on both sides of the slide and a little near the ejection port. The grip is in beautiful condition with no major cracks, chips or flaws. It has shrunk slightly over time, which is not uncommon for the bakelite PPK grips, but we do not recommend removing the grip for this reason. Serial dates the pistol to 1939. Excellent finger extension magazine. Minty bore.
The Walther PPK with Party Leader Grips was the "Honor Weapon of the Political Leaders". 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, but this one is guaranteed original.