posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 06:39 AM
reply to post by elston[/url]
In a series of books by the Aberdeen Proving Ground staff, I think it was German Small Arms of WWII, were all the pistols used by the Germans.
From your description, and from the picture linked on a reply, it looks very much like the pistole issued to the Gestapo and civilian police.
Some officers also privately purchased the pistole and used it in preference to the issued sidearm.