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    Yes, it was a .32 caliber Walther that Hitler used to ventilate himself, not the .380.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthduke View Post
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    I would be interested in hearing your evaluation of the two.

    My "new" 1970 Walther PP arrived today and I had time to clean and test fire it. Several observations in comparison to my Interarms PPK/S. The PP seems thinner, sleeker, less bulky. Now the Interarms is a .380 and the PP is a .32 so that may be due to the difference, however I was of the belief the frame and slide were identical regardless of caliber, but I may be wrong.

    The PP is of rougher internal working, with many tool marks, while the exterior is a wonder. It is still, after 38 years, a beauty. The Interarms appears more refined internally,but is without question a looser fit and finish product. The PP was made by people that knew hand tools very well.

    On the PP, the slide glides almost effortlessly, the mag drops silently from the well, the safety/decock goes "snick" with exactly the right amount of effort, the trigger pull is I would guess about 4 or 5 pounds with a clean break. Accuracy was what I expected and no different from the Interarms.

    I did of course get a love bite. This particular pistol is an Nds Police trade. If we have all learned anything as of late it is that the Lower Saxony Police take damn good care of their weapons (re: HK P7 PSP). On the whole the PP seems a tighter, slightly better made pistol than the Interarms, but saying that...they are very close in quality. In "feel" and gravitas, the nod has to go to the PP. Here they are together for the first family pic.

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    Oooo... very nice, and I even like the grips! Looks very "period".

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    I love the Walther ppk. I own a pre-wwII ppk. Very nice to shoot.
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    I didn't know that's what Hitler used to end the war. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    It's not certain Hitler ended his life with a ppk. He did own an engraved Walther PP given to him by the Walther family.

    This is a picture I google'd of Hitler's PP. Its not very clear tho.
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    Nice looking

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