Book Review: SS Contract Walther PP/PPK

I have done some videos previously with Tom Whiteman from Legacy Collectibles – mostly ones about his area of specialty; German WW2 handguns. Well, he has now published a reference book compiling more than 20 years of research on SS-contract Walther PP and PPK pistols. Thanks to records captured by American military intelligence at the end of World War Two, a substantial amount of data survives on these pistols, which Tom and other collectors and researchers have used to identify the characteristics of nearly a dozen different specific contract purchases.

If you are interested in collecting the specific group of pistols, Tom’s new book is an absolutely essential reference, placing all the information easily at your fingertips. At $50 for a relatively small paperback volume the price seems high, unless you consider how much it will assuredly save the first time you can use it to identify a good deal or spot a fake. While there is not a huge value proposition here for the mildly interested person, it is an excellent reference for anyone planning to acquire even just one of the pistols it describes.

Availably directly from Legacy Collectibles or through Amazon:


  1. nra gunshow 1998 looking at a1897 trench gun pull out my copy of all Winchester serial#
    of 1897 shotguns vendor pulls the two that were 1100 and 1300$ left the three that had
    good # BEST 11 dollars I ever spent

  2. Very impressive review and a great book. I remember at the university we had an assignment to write a review of our favorite book. It took me a long time but my text was horrible. Therefore, I decided to use additional resources to write my essay on a tight schedule. Thanks to the experts, I got my job on time. And I realized where I made a mistake in my work.

  3. Very interesting book. I also tried to write reviews at the university. Friends showed me the site and I decided to consult with experts. It is one thing to understand information, another to be able to write it. For some reason, my text was always unreadable.

  4. I will soon make my own collection, a very interesting book. In time I want to make a book collection too.

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