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Old 01-28-2016, 08:35 AM   #1
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1942 Walther PP purchase opportunity

Is this Walther PP worth collecting? It is a 4th variation 1942 WWII PP pistol in 32 ACP with "Eagle over WaA" on left frame and slide, "Eagle over N" on right chamber and slide and the barrel, having a serial number of 244766P.

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Old 01-28-2016, 08:54 AM   #2
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Collecting in what way? As a long-term investment, where you will reap great riches in 50 years or more? Or as a piece of history, where you can admire the quality craftsmanship that went into building that particular pistol, even during the incredible stress of a world war? I'll tell you one thing for certain: They aren't building them any longer, certainly not like that. If you are a Walther fan, and the price is right, what's not to like?
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I am collecting both to own and as an investment. I will probably keep it at least ten to fifteen years. Your logic and reasoning in purchasing it is sound and wise. I cannot find fault with what you have said.

I think I will be purchasing the pistol.

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Old 01-28-2016, 02:57 PM   #4
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Eagle of WaA is a mark of acceptance into the German army for WWII. Before you ask, there is no way to trace the "owner" of the gun in WWII unless it's one of the very few on the known lists (which I don't believe the serial number range of this one is in the list range).

No pictures posted = bad

Could be worth $100, could be worth $500 (or higher?).

Overall, "collectible" is in the eye of the beholder. You won't get rich on it, but if it's in decent condition, you may be able to shoot it and sell it for what you have in it.

Just my 2 cents...

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We've seen them rise steadily in recent years, though who can say what will happen 10 or 15 years down the road? One thing is certain: If you buy it now and hand it down to your offspring, they will certainly see a tidy profit in their lifetime, even if you don't.
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The pre war PPKs garner the higher prices these days.
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Here it is, a pre war Walther PP 32 ACP in very good conditin. It has all the military inspection stamps.

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Are you buying it or what?? I can't see any waffenamt stamps in the pictures. You need a new phone or a better camera.
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Are you buying it or what?? I can't see any waffenamt stamps in the pictures. You need a new phone or a better camera.
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The seller was in error. There are no waffenamt marks, so their description was of a different pistol. I would of sent it back, but it turned out to be a nice prewar pistol that I am told by a collector was sold to me at fair market value. I will not purchase from them again. They are located in Prescott, AZ, about a four hour drve from where I live. Right now, it is in my safe with the other collectables. I think they are just very sloppy in their business practices.

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Are you buying it or what?? I can't see any waffenamt stamps in the pictures. You need a new phone or a better camera.
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Here is a second post as an update. I took a strong magnifying glass with a light built into it. My eyes are not that good it seems. However, I think I have found those markings. They are very small even with this magnifying aid. I would also expect swastikas, but I am not finding any of those. I have been told that the Nazi regime stamped their armorment with their symbol. What do you think?

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PS So it looks like the seller came through for me after all. But my FFL agent has a different interpretation of these symbols. This is what confused me.
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