8/31/17 - This is a near-mint and rare Walther PPK with Party Leader grip. It is guaranteed original and correct with 99% high-polish blue remaining. The grip is in similarly excellent condition with no flaws to note. The serial dates this pistol to late 1939 or early 1940. This pistol was sold to us with the included Party Leader ID card in the photos. The safety and trigger still show a decent amount of fire blue. Crown/N proofs on slide and frame. Excellent finger extension magazine. Mint 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.