Information please on a Walther brought back from Germany

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by SARG, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. SARG

    SARG Member

    321
    Mar 25, 2007
    Northeast
    This is a bump to see if any new members have fresh info on this pistol.
     
  2. btown

    btown Member

    364
    Nov 24, 2012
    What a magnificent piece if history. Thanks for posting pics.
     

  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    I just went back and deleted everthing I typed. If anyone asks, I will deny everything, I wasn't even in town that night and I know nothing about the matter. That's my story and I'm sticking to it:p
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    With that style and color of holster, it would more likely have been carried by a police officer or security guard than by a German officer. I can't read the name of the holster maker, but it appears to be dated 1916.

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  5. valbehaved

    valbehaved Member

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    Nov 24, 2009
    OK, fellows...this had been a long thread and I just stumbled into it today.
    Here is what this pistol is:
    Imperial German procurement (!) Walther Model 4 from WWI.
    You can see the Imperial army acceptance mark in the first picture of the second post of this tread.
    Appears to be a Crown over gothic letter D or an M or a W.
    German Army procured a number of small .32 cal semi-autos as secondary weapons during WWI, which were issued to drivers, doctors, support personel, officers(if they did not purchase their own). THese included Walthers, Behollas, Langerhans(sp?), Dreyse, etc, etc...
    The holster is a typical German Army holster and is dated 1916, I believe.
    The gun was probably reissued during WWII or was possibly in the civilian hands, following the end of WWI.
    Nice rig. About $750 retail.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  6. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Absolutely correct. I don't know how I missed that imperial acceptance stamp. I agree with the evaluation.
     
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