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Old 04-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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'What Should I pay?' and 'How Much is it Worth?" Please start here ...

'What should I pay for it?' and 'How much is this worth' questions? Start here
We get a lot of requests for "What should I pay for this?" or "How much is this gun really worth" or "I saw this offered online the other day and wondered if it was a good price?" In truth, there's no Blue Book of Gun Values or other ready-reference resource that's available to us online that we know about. Consequently, the recommendation often becomes: Check the completed auctions to get an idea of what people actually were willing to pay for a particular firearm; you can make a determination in your own head as to what the gun might be worth from that.

So ... how do you get the information on completed auctions? First, sign on to the GunBroker and Auction Arms online sites (checking both is better than using one or the other exclusively). Next, narrow your search to the specific gun you are interested in: an Interarms-made PPK/S, for example, or a Walther P5. Then go to the drop-down menu and select Completed Auctions. This will show you every completed deal from the past few months and will indicate whether there were any bids entered into the system (just keep in mind that a bid does not equal an actual sale). Click away until you determine whether the gun in question sold and, if it did, the actual dollar amount of the winning bid.

If new guns are your thing, here are some other sources that you might want to use to check prices:

http://www.sportingarms.com/

Jet Guns, Smokin Deals

Discount Guns for Sale - Buds Gun Shop

Happy hunting
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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Great big help thanks
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Photos of P38

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I am going to add two more links. The above links are somewhat out dated and don't have any of the gun we need here. Simpson LTD and Legacy have WII holsters too.

Simpson LTD For WII P.38'S and post war P-1's

P-38, Simpson Ltd

Legacy Collectables for collector prices primarely rarly have post war stuff.

P .38 Pistols For Sale - World War 2 Era | Legacy Collectibles

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What is the value of a Walther Model 9 in 98% condition with a belt loop holster
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As a general rule, we'd send you to this Sticky as a start and ask you to post up some photos.
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How much value is lost due to an import mark of a WW2 P38? Thanks.
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The answer to your question depends entirely on the buyer and what he/she is looking for, although it's safe to say that most collectors want a pistol that is free of import marks of any size and shape. How much of a difference in price is impossible to say; the buyer and seller ultimately decide.

And it's also worth noting that if you are looking to fill a hole in a collection, and a representative sample that is import-marked comes along at a decent price, some buyers who have struck out in searching for a pristine example may be inclined to jump ... sometimes at a surprising price.
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It depends in large measure on where the importer's stamp is, and whether it adversely affects the appearance of the gun. Some of the new "billboards" peckered onto guns with dot-matrix machines are downright ugly defacements. But many of the others are more gracefully applied, and help to prove the gun's provenance --where it came from.

An importer's mark is part of a gun's history; it also gives some measure of protection against fraud --many "G.I. bringbacks from WWII" are not what they seem.

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