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#1 Dawes

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1550 PM

Is there no chance that this "Himmler" Walther PP was faked?

 

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#2 Markus Becker

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1713 PM

Attributed to, presumably made for ... no need to read further but let's do it for guns sake. Funs sake, you bloody autocorrect! The story of the gun has been lost to history, is said to have, apparently and finally the monogram "hH". Heinrich Himmler would have had the monogram "HH".

So either the engraver of this showpiece could not spell or "hH" stands for something else. I go with the latter.

Edited by Markus Becker, 12 May 2019 - 1713 PM.

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#3 Panzermann

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 1752 PM

Attributed to, presumably made for ... no need to read further but let's do it for guns sake. Funs sake, you bloody autocorrect! The story of the gun has been lost to history, is said to have, apparently and finally the monogram "hH". Heinrich Himmler would have had the monogram "HH".

So either the engraver of this showpiece could not spell or "hH" stands for something else. I go with the latter.

 

Or it was a stylistic choice of the engraver. Two capital H do not really look beautiful. HH. 

 

 

A quick image search did not turn up other things from Himmler's property. Like a diary or other things that could have the letters.

 

 

edit found something: WMF manufactured silverware (/w Nirosta blades): http://www.wehrmacht...ad.php?t=904662

 

Two capital H.

 

 

 

The pistol could have belonged to anyone with HH as initials and enough money.  Without prove like Himmler on a photo holding it, a receit etc. hard to pin it.


Edited by Panzermann, 12 May 2019 - 1756 PM.

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#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 0519 AM

322000 dollars for an M47? And it wasnt even Kitsap county. :)

 

The Hiram Maxim Luger is really interesting.


Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 14 May 2019 - 0520 AM.

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