This was Adolf Hitlers personal pistol, it is a 7.65mm Walther PP. Hitler received the pistol on his 50th birthday in 1939 from Carl Walther. It is heavily embellished and specially engraved. Below, Hitler meets some of his officers during a rally.
The engraving on the PP is also gold inlaid, this has however, worn rather thin over the years. Adolf Hitlers initials are also embellished onto the white ivory grips from silver and add to the overall attraction of the piece.
Its inscription identifies the pistol as a gift from carl Walther. carl Walther would have wanted to present him with such a lavish gift owing to the fact that Hitler had armed much is his army with Walther P-38 semi-automatic pistols in replacement of the Luger P-08 pistol.
It is estimated that Adolf Hitlers Walther PP could fetch over a million dollars if it ever went to auction. Obviously its intrinsic value as a curiosity item out weights its aesthetical value. Although its aesthetical value would still hold a high price due to it being a scarce and somewhat contemporary work of art.
Most of histories embellished and engraved pistols and revolvers are now selling at auction for hundreds of thousands of dollars, many indeed selling for the magic million dollars and Adolf Hitlers pistol is in that category.
There is one small exception that makes this pistol perhaps one of the most unique in the world and that is it is now assumed that this may have been the actual pistol that Hitler used to commit suicide with in the Bunker on April 30th1945.
There were apparently some small blood stains discovered on the gun, this dried blood was apparently analysed and was discovered that it was at least Hitlers same blood type.
If these findings were 100% genuine then this also helps to assert the fact that Hitler did indeed commit suicide as was always thought and he did not in fact escape to Argentina or the North Pole! This discovery about the pistol would increase its value many times over.
The pistol was apparently found in Hitlers old apartment in Munich late in 1945 and this gives some speculators reason enough to believe that the blood was faked onto it and that the pistol itself may never have been used by Hitler to commit suicide. The actual amount of blood found on the pistol was microscopic and today there is no sign of any of it.
Either way, the pistol is still worth a tremendous amount due to the person who originally owned it. And the fact that its not your everyday Walther PP but a highly embellished and engraved one.
The pistol actual sold for over one hundred thousand dollars in the early 1980s in a private firearms collectors auction, it changed hands several times after that for considerably more. It can hence be speculated that it would easily reach a million dollars today.
This pistol has everything that a very wealthy firearms enthusiast could want...it has history, infamy, artistic attraction and intrinsic value, binding it all together. Truly one of the world most curios firearms.
Adolf Hitler - The greatest story Never told.
Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen
Double Action, Straight blowback
Aprox 660 g (23 oz), weight cannot be guessed since it is Gold Plated
170 mm (6.7 in)
98 mm (3.9 in)
7 Round +1
Fixed Gold Plated sights, rear notch and front blade