I am no expert, but I would also be pretty skeptical here as well. A local FFL always told me "buy the gun, not the story"
Martin, I have a feeling that the other pistol recorded in the same serial range with the marking "IH" is most probably a mis-reported serial number/marking by our mutual acquaintance. The near identical numbers and initials have had me wondering. If so, there are no other engraved guns in that range.The gun is known as such, also a second silvered example in the serial number range, same optic except monogram ( IH on 2nd gun). The story is unknown and I'm not able to verify.
As written before: 'Buy the gun, not the story'.
To other interested readers: Joe is refering to this gun => The PP to Wilhelm RediessPoor execution in my estimation compared to a comparably engraved pistol in the 814xxx range.
I did enjoy the story, a great read, forgot it the moment I got back while continuing reading this tread……….$100k for some dud nobody heard of, Or anybody cared about……..yeah thats RIA….well my $100 low ball bid was not enough, new rule is to meet the minimum amount of $95k….lol.
Surprised this one did not have a story about “PPK was a present from AH to his personal secretary in appreciation of all her efforts and dedication…blablabla…..”
Thanks for clarifying…learning all the time, taking it all back!Fegelein was pretty important. He was Henrich Himmler's stand-in in the final days of WW 2 in the bunker. He was the BIL to Eva Braun; married her sister. In the final days, perhaps the final day, he was taken into custody and shot.