I have a Walther PP 7.65mm that my dad brought back from Germany during WWII. Inside the holster he inscribed his name and serial # which are still visible. Also after he passed away, I was going through some papers and found a Certificate issued to him by the Headquarters of the U S Armed Forces European Theater which referenced the s/n on the gun and gave him owernership of the captured enemy property. Don't know if this adds to the value or not but I thought it was a pretty cool find.
Just curious as to whether anyone might have any info on the potential value of the gun.
It is worth $25.00 (twenty five dollars)
The value of your 7.65mm (.32 caliber) WWII Walther PP & holster set depends on when it was made (you can tell this from the serial number), who it was captured from, whether it has matching serial numbers, commercial or military inspection stamps, the amount of pitting (hopefully none) and blue remaining, the type (plastic or wood) and condition of the grips and screw slots, etc. The value of the holster depends on condition, maker and military inspection markings, color, type, spare original magazine (with inspection stamping), etc. The amount that the capture papers can add to the value of your rig depends on whether they're original or a copy, who signed them, who owned it, etc.
Anyway, a correct set of war trophy papers can add 10% or more to the overall value of the set. It's definitely worth keeping the papers in good condition, keep the gun oiled and out of the holster, and keep the holster in a clean and dry place. Whatever the condition of your gun and holster please don't try to "upgrade" it with steel wool and cold blue - it will just decrease its value and historical importance. If you'll post the info I've mentioned here (or on waltherforums.com or another Walther collectors' site) you'll get a more detailed description of your pistol and an approximate value. Sounds like you've got a wonderful family heirloom though. Congratulations...
Beau is stupid. The gun is certainly of value to a collector. Quality declined during the war, but it's historical interest should compensate for that. The other bits make it of greater interest to a collector. I don't live in the US so I couldn't start to value it, but I would think that over here in France it would attract at least a little attention.
But don't sell it. It is part of your dad's life and part of your family. It should remain like that.
ALL WWII Walther PP and/or PPK, are valuable.
Just depends upon condition (a % of original) However certain proofs are more in demand than others. (Military vs Police vs Civilian). Also worth mentioning is the holster. A drop down holster could be worth $1500 by itself. Always mention the ser.#; proof and condition when asking for value. I would put your dads WWII Walther PP: Between $500. and $1500.
Douglas, you have valued the poster gun reasonably. I am a Filipino interested in documenting old guns also, I am basing it from the books. My book entitled "Gun Traders's Guide" put value and date manufactured of all old guns that were documented already. My book is copyrighted from 1953 to 1995. I have the 1995edition. The value of Walther PP in this book is prewar model is usd810 for 7.65mm, to date maybe 1,500 or more now for the value of Walther PP made yr 1929. I have one also manufactured in the year 1929 and still working can still shoot the ammo from Serbia with 17 grains. Very sturdy gun. One of my friend want to bought it from me for 1,500 dollar but owning a 1929 model of Walther is not enjoyed by every one. So the value for me is not the amount itself but the possession of it.
I have a 1936 walther pp, 32 cal N series with origional box and the buyers 1936registration slip. The box number and guns serial number match.The pistal is in 95%+ condition near musium quality.The serial number is in the 908,000 area.The origional three shells,cleaning kit and silver box are intact.The markings on the gun looks like a crown and N on the slid.The action has an N1 with a very small + under the 1. I can send you a picture as soon as I take it and place in a photo file. What ballpark price does this quality pistal bring in near mint condition?
900-1400 depending on condition of box
Hi everyone here!! I'm new in this forum and my grand father left me a walther PP 9mm.Kurz with serial number 66970!! I'd would like to know his value too, and how old is it!!
Thanks very much!!
Pls start a new string..this is on the back of another! Also post photos to help you better. Thanks
Yep photos pls...