This rare RSHSA/SS issued pistol just came in from an old collection. In 98% mint crisp condition, with one factory original matching spine numbered magazine, we have a rare and highly sought after SS issue Walther PPK pistol. This example is the very desirable “K suffix”, type 5 variant which was produced in early 1940. This is a very clean completely un-messed with textbook example.
These pistols were procured to arm the RSHA/Gestapo and SS Police and Security units that streamed into Poland right after the invasion in 1939 to liquidate intellectuals and other perceived enemies of the Reich in order to pacify and terrorize the population. In 1941 these units moved into Russia to continue the slaughter. The nefarious past of these pistols have made them highly sought after by both collectors and students of history and they are among the most significant firearm/artifacts of the era. These pistols with spine numbered mags and numbered slides were only identified as SS issue in the late 1990’s when archival records in Germany were discovered that identified their issue to and use by the Reichs Security Apparatus.