WALTHER PP

WALTHER PP

One of the first ever produced WALTHER firearms. The PP (POLIZEI-PISTOLE, "Police Pistol"), was intended as a service sidearm for german LE officers of the "Weimar Republic". It was preoduced in the KARL WALTHER facilities of ZELLA-MEHLIS, not ULM, from 1929 to 1945. New production came from the ULM facility from 1948 to 1956. It was chambered in both 7'65mm-Browning (.32-ACP) and 9x18mm-Police. During the Nazi Era, its design was taken as a basis for a NEW compact WALTHER sidearm, the world-famous PPK, in .32-ACP and .380-ACP, used in the first times by the infamous GESTAPO. The WALTHER PP saw police service even after WW2. A lot of designs are based on this pistol: the modern german WALTHER P5, the russian MAKAROVs and STECHKINs, and so on. --- TECHNICAL SPECS: CALIBER: 9x18mm-Police or 7'65mm-Browning (.32-ACP) CAPACITY: 8 rounds TOTAL LENGHT: 173 mm (.9x18) / 162 mm (.32) BARREL LENGHT: 99 mm (.9x18) / 85 mm (32) WEIGHT: 710 mm (pre-1945 models) / 682 mm (post-1945 models) RIFLING: 6 grooves, RH

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