Walther PPK RZM 7.65

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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by RToepp » 20 Aug 2016 17:28

Hi everyone,

I also have a Walther PPK with RZM on the slide ser. # 833979. My father bought this gun back in the early 1950's, I was wondering if there is anything you can tell me about this. It comes with a AKAH holster and 2 clips one with finger rest. I am trying to figure out when it was made I am thinking around 1934?
Thanks,Bob.
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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by Shooter556 » 20 Jan 2018 22:33

I also have the same great gun and holster. So much history and so many variables on these guns and I would love to see the records of which members got issued these by serial # if that was even recorded like that. I would love to know who was issued my gun. One thing that puzzles me is my RZM PPK serial # 823xxx which puts a date of 1934 manf.

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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by von thoma » 22 Jan 2018 00:25

What caused these scratches ?
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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by JoeW » 06 Feb 2018 02:39

Shooter556 wrote:I also have the same great gun and holster. So much history and so many variables on these guns and I would love to see the records of which members got issued these by serial # if that was even recorded like that. I would love to know who was issued my gun. One thing that puzzles me is my RZM PPK serial # 823xxx which puts a date of 1934 manf.
Political leader purchasers had to procure a Waffenewerbschein to be able to buy one of the RZM PPKs. The records in the Walther factory were either carted off by the Russians or burned. What is it that puzzles you about your RZM PPK?

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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by anej » 22 Mar 2020 21:23

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does anyone have a list of Walther PPK RZM 7.65 serial numbers and owners. does it even exist?
I would like to know the original of the owner.
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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by JoeW » 06 Apr 2020 04:23

No such list exits. Those RZM PPKs were purchased by Political Leaders in groups or singly from local dealers or the Walther factory after procuring a Weapon Purchase Permit from local police authorities. These local records were destroyed, as were file documents at the Walther factory. Some of the RZM PPKs were purchased by the Gestapo and are marked with serial number stamped on the slide under the crown of the muzzle. Still others were offered to members of the SA.

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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by JTV » 10 Apr 2020 16:22

If you have not seen this, it might be worth a look.


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Re: Walther PPK RZM 7.65

Post by JoeW » 15 May 2020 19:46

I would take what is said in that video with a grain of salt. There is no definitive range for PPKs issued with the grips molded with the party insignia. No such period documentation exits. The only "ranges" established are by collectors and authors listing those pistols with grips that were reported to them. And as there is no way of knowing if those grips are original to the pistol or were added after the war by a collector or dealer, the so-called ranges are basically a fabrication. The only definite PL PPK are presentation pistols specifically awarded to political leaders for events such as shooting matches.

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