Two M-20 Chinese TT-33 & one 1942 Russian TT-33 Value?
I'm going through my collection and valuing pieces in case I croak (I don't want my family to get ripped off after I'm gone). I'd appreciate what y'all think they are worth in today's market. I've had them a long time and I'm also very curious.
1. Chinese M-20 (sterilized, no Chinese characters) Viet Nam bringback with original papers. Been there and done that. Bore rough but shootable. Metal has minor pitting and has been dip-blued more than once over there and was captured w/about 80% finish. Plastic grips with no markings to "show" Chinese lineage. Has one of the slickest actions and trigger pull I've ever felt. I'd love to shoot it but considering the history and condition, I just couldn't. (Bought in early 1990's).
2. Chinese M-20 with Chinese characters with about 85% original finish. All matching. A bringback probably but no papers, but no safety either. Bore very good and matching. Bought in the 1990's but after the above M-20.
3. Russian TT-33 1942 with original wood grips. Mostly gone to patina but all matching except for the drop-in firing assembly. Also has original holster and extra mag. I bought it from the vet who brought it back (this was in the early 1990's).
Of course none of them have been despoiled by those awful added safeties. Thanks much. I certainly appreciate it.
Nobody? Really? Are they that rare? I had no idea.
Not terribly rare.
About $400 on the two unpapered guns;
Add $100 to the Russian gun fir the holster and spare magazine if the magazine is numbered to the gun, $60 if it isn't. '
Papered gun might bring $600
Prices are at retail through a specialized storefront or auction house. HTH