SOLD - Scarce Walther PP - PDM
1/26/21 - This is a scarce PDM-marked Walther PP, manufactured in 1935. The pistol is all correct and original, and the bluing rates at about 92-93% with wear on both sides of the slide and on the bottom of the back strap. In 1935, Himmler ordered about 1800 PDM marked PP's as head of all German Internal Security. PDM indicates issue to the Police Department of Munich, and the order was unique for the following reasons. These pistols came with a bottom release magazine, while all other 7.65mm PP's had a push button mag release. The proper PDM magazine will have no notch for the push button release, which the magazine in this listing shows. This pistol falls in the correct range and has proper features. The last three digits of the serial match the last three of the marking next to the PDM proof, as they should. It is an early banner mag with a nice black finger extension. The bore shows some use but has no frosting or pitting.