Well, actually it was a military cartridge in that they had lots of guns in service in all branches in that chambering and that cartridge was in the system. It was a standard cartridge, although that is not to say it would have been found in, say, an infantry regiment.
On the other hand, the .380, a more powerful cartridge, was not, even though many were used, most of which would have been captured weapons. The .380 or 9mm Browning was the standard pistol cartridge for Italy, Jugoslavia and Hungary. But when those same guns were manufactured for the Germans, they were made, usually, in .32 ACP.
All the other comments apply, however, and such a pistol will be more valuable than any current Walther product, if not necessarily better made.
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