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Old 11-22-2017, 01:31 PM
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Default 1934 Walther PPK

Got back to the US for a brief time and made the rounds checking for interesting firearms I might find. Best find was this 1934 RZM-Stamped Walther PPK.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:19 PM
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Nice, prominent RZM stamp there...
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:55 PM
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Thanks, Gop. Saw it and knew I wanted it but did not know all the particulars concerning the RZM marking and yes, that is still very prominent and nice. Found the following on another site and was wondering if you could tell me if it is accurate info about the RZM pistols........................................... ....


The National-Sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, better known as the NSDAP, or Nazi Party contracted with Waffenfabrik Walther to produce PPKs for the party organizations. The initial large portion of this contract bore the acceptance mark of the Reichszeugmeisterei-RZM. The contract with RZM markings began in mid 1934 but the marking was removed in 1936. The pistols were available to all Politischen Leiters and senior officials. There were strict regulations as to which rank Political Leaders could carry their pistols with certain uniforms.

There is evidence that some of the RZM marked PPKs were also purchased by the Sicherheits Hauptamt of the SS for issue to members of the Sicherheitspolizei units and the SD. These weapons apparently were serially numbered after market on the slide underneath the muzzle.
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Wow. A cool pistol, with pedigree! And all I bought recently was this Beretta.

Model 85FS.
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Nice Beretta; personally I prefer the 85FS over the 92s. This and the Carpati were the first I'd purchased in quite a while - partly because of my being out of the country so much but also because, at least in my neck of the woods, there just aren't as many "interesting" pieces to be found lately that weren't God-awful over-priced.
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I just picked up a nice Italian made 1988 Beretta 92FS. I love it. For $300 I couldn't pass it.

Nice acquisitions, all!
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I just picked up a nice Italian made 1988 Beretta 92FS. I love it. For $300 I couldn't pass it.

Nice acquisitions, all!
Nice! Does one that old differ much from new ones?
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