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:
This pistol is decribed by the owner's family as:
My most current copy of the Blue Book places the value of this pistol at $395 for 100%, $340 for 98%, $300 for 95%, etc. As you can see from the pictures below, this Walther is like new in the original box with papers - it appears unfired. I believe that it should rate 100%, but I am no good at assessing those percentages. 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 $395 for this pistol - does that seem fair?