I stumbled across an AC43 P38 today, and it seems a bit high. Includes the original factory barrel, another barrel for shooting purposes, one magazine, and what appears to be a reproduction holster dated 1953.
Asking price is $1,400, but the gun shop owner will give it to me for what he has into it. That would be $1,200.
I just sold my ac44 russian capture import that was reblued for 750$ here in CA, it sold very fast. I could have got more probably but it was the last piece the buyer needed for his WW2 collection, and I wanted it to go to a good home. My dad paid 279$ for it in the late 90's.
It's a first year (1941) AC on LS of trigger guard (AC over 41 on LS of slide), #s matching, bright bore w/crisp rifle groove corners. The "P38" seems to have been "touched up" prior to refinishing, the "##8" is noticeably smaller in height then the "P3#" proceeding it. This leads me to believe the slide has been resurfaced prior to "re-blue" job. Ser#5708. It's got one of the nicest "deburr" jobs on the visible front area where barrel, slide & frame meet. I guess the war was going good for Germany when this gun was produced.
I handled this P38 yesterday, should have taken pics.