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 WWII German pistol experts - Value of pre-1945 P38
_DR  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 8:36:36 AM


There is one locally in nice shape for $500, NRA very good, russian capture, waffenampts intact.

What is it worth if the serials all match?
What is it worth if they don't?


THanks for any input


_DR
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Justa_TXguy  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 8:55:27 AM
I have a 44 Walther in similar condition and I paid right around that.

HTH
_DR  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 10:17:40 AM

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I have a 44 Walther in similar condition and I paid right around that.

HTH

SNs matching, or no?
tangeant  [Member]
10/15/2005 11:45:23 AM
I would not pay $ 500 for a import marked Russian refinished capture even with matching #'s.

Really nice GI bringbacks can be found cheaper if you look for them. Found a REALLY nice byf 44 all matching but mags for $ 400 in a pawnshop. BB's vary locally from $ 300-400+ < 600 depending on maker, condition/match #'s and holster or not.
flannagan_bryan  [Member]
10/15/2005 4:05:41 PM
what code is it? ACs are worth more than a CYQ and byfs are in the middle.
_DR  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 9:12:47 PM

Originally Posted By flannagan_bryan:
what code is it? ACs are worth more than a CYQ and byfs are in the middle.



I don't know, I'll take a look.
_DR  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 9:19:13 PM

Originally Posted By tangeant:
I would not pay $ 500 for a import marked Russian refinished capture even with matching #'s.

Really nice GI bringbacks can be found cheaper if you look for them. Found a REALLY nice byf 44 all matching but mags for $ 400 in a pawnshop. BB's vary locally from $ 300-400+ < 600 depending on maker, condition/match #'s and holster or not.



You must have a different kind of pawn shop than the type we have down here. I have NEVER seen a good deal on guns on pawn shops in the DFW area. Most of the time they are a source of amusement looking at the overpriced firearms they have on display. To give you an idea, a clapped out Taurus PT99 was $299 at a local pawn shop, really worn out. It's pretty rare to see a handgun in the classified, and the local dealers are no bargain either, except for the one C&R dealer where I saw that WWII P38. So it's either the internet (where I can't examine) or my local C&R dealer. Pretty slim pickings.
MisterPX  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 9:22:06 PM
Timing is everything. Found an AC41 in great shape for $400. Went home to see who AC was (Walther), and when I got back, it was sold .

Also check dates, earlier runs were better as the war was going a lot better for them at that time. I think quality started to slip at the end of 43, early 44.
_DR  [Team Member]
10/15/2005 11:56:16 PM

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Timing is everything. Found an AC41 in great shape for $400. Went home to see who AC was (Walther), and when I got back, it was sold .

Also check dates, earlier runs were better as the war was going a lot better for them at that time. I think quality started to slip at the end of 43, early 44.



Thanks for the tips.
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