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I have obtained a 7.65mm C/N Walther PPK serial number 858,791 (1935) with a 60 degree safety; both the frame and slide are high polish and appear matched. The condition of the pistol is about 97%; the ramp, chamber and bore suggest little/no use and the trigger guard shows a distinct patch of holster wear on its forward surface but much less than usual on the muzzle. According to Marschall’s 2000 English version of Walter Pistols (Table 1, p.16) 60 degree safeties began to appear around SN 855,000 (early/mid-1935) although his table states that this change occurs in 1938 (he may have meant that at this date all PPK’s were 60 degrees). It appears that PPK 60-degree safeties were gradually interspersed in production schedules from 1935 to 1938. If I assume that the solid block of RZM-marked PPK’s (820,517 – 844,468) all exhibit 90-degree safeties [later 868,103 & 868,299 RZM’s appear with 60-degree safeties thus bracketing SN 858,791] and Marschall’s 855,000 is near correct, what is the earliest recorded use (serial number) of a 60 degree safety on a PPK? Given uncertain and interspersed production runs in these ranges this gun seems to be a very early example of the use of a 60 degree safety on any PPK. Does anyone documented serial numbers below 858,791 and approaching 855,000?

Second, given what we know about the role of the RZM in Munich in 1935 and the holstered condition of this pistol, might this suggest a gun owned by a Party official perhaps at the RZM itself. At this time is it possible that these early, unmarked 60-degree safety pistols were first given to RZM officials, perhaps as samples to examine, approve, order, or as a gift before wider adoption by the Party? This might explain why these early examples follow soon after the RZM block, are sporadic, yet bear no special markings, and later 1935 RZM's exhibit 60 degree safeties.
 

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I can't answer your question but I just purchased (but haven't received) a 1934 Zella Mahlis PPK #814145. It has a 90 degree safety.
 
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