I think it was designed after the 1936 model Walther Olympia .22 target pistol. That pistol if can be found mint and in the box can sell for $4-8,000. The grips, trigger guard and rear of the slide is very closely duplicated in the pellet version. This 4.5mm(.177)pellet pistol actually has an exaggerated recoil that simulates firing the real gun for training purposes. There is also a cheap Polish copy of my LP53 that they used for training in their military. How good it is I don't know. I believe the LP53 were manufactured in different LP models from 1953-83. Mine was purchased in 1963.That pellet gun, what is Walther's real gun that it's modeled on?
Pictures please? I like that kind of stuff.I wanted a PPK when I was young. There was one in a local store in town and I would go and lust after it. To give you an idea of time, the pistol was a PPK (not /s) and the PPK/s wasn't being produced yet.
Time goes on. I never did get one. However, I am now collecting 'Art Deco' .32 ACP pistols, so it's back on my want list. If I can find one without the NAZI proofs for money I can afford. Hope springs eternal.