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Posted: 11/26/2003 7:41:33 AM EDT
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:



Walther, PPK/S, Automatic, U.S. Version, .38 Caliber, By Interarms, Serial #045XXX



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?









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