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Posted: 6/3/2020 10:16:27 PM EST
My aunt who lives in another state was cleaning her attic and found this squirreled away in a box, and sent photos to me (I enlarged them):





It belonged to my late uncle, who died several years ago.  It was loaded with several rounds of .32 ACP, with "R-P" head stamps (Remington-Peters).

She took the pistol to a LGS, where the owner unloaded it for her.  She states the owner offered her around $200 or $300 (she wasn't more specific), but she first wanted to find out more about the value.

My aunt doesn't want to keep it, but would like to know a reasonable price to ask.

I have my own thoughts about the external condition of the gun and how it might affect the value, but I will reserve my comments so I won't influence your evaluations.

Many thanks.



brownells
Link Posted: 6/5/2020 9:01:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: Hans_Landa] [#1]
These were very common pistols in their day.  Ones in good condition sell for around $400-$500.  Very good can go for $1,000+   Considering the condition of this one if a gun store is willing to give her $300 she should take the offer.
Link Posted: 6/5/2020 9:21:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hans_Landa:
These were very common pistols in their day.  Ones in good condition sell for around $400-$500.  Very good can go for $1,000+   Considering the condition of this one if a gun store is willing to give her $300 she should take the offer.
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I concur.

I have one in 6.35.
Link Posted: 6/6/2020 8:39:06 AM EST
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Decent pistols.  Not terribly rare.  $300 from a shop is a good price.  Even $200 isn’t totally out of line.  There’s a collector market for them but it’s not large.
Link Posted: 8/7/2020 10:51:14 AM EST
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Agreed, $300.00 for that condition would be fair.
Link Posted: 8/22/2020 9:08:33 PM EST
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Are you sure you don't want to keep it? 2-300 in the grand scheme of things isn't much vs having a family heirloom or at least something that was in your family. If you have other stuff then disregard. I agree with the others sounds like the dealer was fair.
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 5:40:00 PM EST
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@gman555

PM sent.

Had one in the family that got away. $200 is way too low.
Link Posted: 3/18/2021 6:09:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hans_Landa:
These were very common pistols in their day.  Ones in good condition sell for around $400-$500.  Very good can go for $1,000+   Considering the condition of this one if a gun store is willing to give her $300 she should take the offer.
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Yep.
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