11/2/21 - This is a complete example of a rare Party Leader Walther PPK rig with original Party Leader holster and spare magazine. The original blue rates at about 94%, with nearly all of the bluing loss on either side of the muzzle. The serial number on the interior of the slide is matching with the frame. The serial dates it to 1938, and is in the correct range for the issuance of the Party Leader "Honor" Grip. The grip is in excellent condition with a gorgeous color swirl. It has no major defects, just a scratch on the right side. Minty bore. Very nice finger extension magazine, and a spare with flat bottom. Mechanically excellent. The holster has minor wear and cracking but no major issues. The Nazi Eagle is still sharp and clearly visible. Faint internal inkstamp, and inner flap is Akah marked.
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.