Re: WWII Walther 7.65
Not a World War II pistol but rather a World War I, You are the proud owner of a Walther Model 4, made between 1910 and 1924, variation 2 or 3.It was a very successful pistol for Walter and many were purchased for the police and Imperial Army. I can not see all the markings so I can't tell if it was a civilian used gun or other wise. While a very well made and wonderful heirloom, it does not have the mystique of the WW II Walther PPs and PPKs. Value would be between 450 and 350. The bring back papers would be a 5 to 10 percent premium. Even if the records had not been destroyed they would not have contained information on where the pistol had been obtained. These are also not " long term " records and would not have been kept other than at a local level for a period of time and then destroyed. Nice story, but unfortunately it is only that and adds nothing to the value. Not to cast any disparagingly doubts on your Grandfather, but every GI bring buy was personalty taken form either a SS Colonel or Goring Himself. Hope that helps, if some one has better info on the value please chime in. By the way, if you have not done so, empty the magazine for long term storage and to prevent accidents.