This is from a gun collection, part of an estate with which I am helping a friend. Basically, I am trying to establish a fair market value for each item. That whole story is in another thread, if you are interested:www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=216974&w=myTopicPop
This pistol is decribed by the owner's family as:
MAUSER-WERKE AG, Oberbdorf aN, Made in Germany, "Modell HCs" DA, .38 Caliber Automatic Pistol, Blued Finish (In Original Sealed Packaging) Serial # 01-9XXX, Chamber is marked "9mm KURZ" with "38" immediately below. Distributed by Interarms, Alexandria, VA
My most current copy of the Blue Book places the value of this pistol (Post-WWII/Interarms Import) at $325 for 100% - I don't see how it could rate anything BUT 100%. As you can see from the pictures below, this Mauser is in the original box with papers - UNFIRED AND STILL SEALED IN THE FACTORY PLASTIC!!! I would appreciate any advice on how to evaluate/price this firearm fairly. I would prefer to avoid the hassle and expense of having these firearms professionally appraised, but I would like to be in the right ballpark when I establish the values.
I am thinking at least $325 for this pistol - does that seem fair?
Personally, I'd start asking at $400 since it's unfired.
Someone else told me these can bring considerably more than "book" value...