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Any thoughts on a reasonable price for P5 in tip-top shape?
The online listings seem to range wildly -- from $500 to
upwards of $1,350 -- all with no discernable difference in
condition (at least as described in the various posts). Any
thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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For a commercial P5 prices do flex a bit and I would say depending on condition anything under $700 is allright... though $600 is much more on the acceptable side of the price range....
keep in mind that current police trade-ins are available for about $430 from SOG (dealer price since they quit selling to public) and if you look on gunbroker they go for about $500...
 

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http://www.southernohiogun.com/

here is their info.... just in case.... you need to have your dealer order it.... price should be $430 though back some months ago when they still sold to the public they had some special on them that was like in the $400 range I think but am not 100% anymore
 

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If you ask your dealer to order through SOG is he going to tack on extra profit for himself, or would he just charge you what SOG is selling them for?

Just trying to see what the standard practice would be.
 

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That's an excellent price, all right. My dealer located me
one that he says is in fine+ condition. It comes with two
mags, a holster, and a cleaning rod of some sort for $500.
He was hoping to have it delivered July3, but no luck yet.
It's likely a decent buy if it's in the shape that he claims
it's in (then again, he's taking the word of another dealer
from who knows where?), but we'll just have to wait and see.
Happy 4th to one and all in the meantime.
 

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It was a few years back, probably around 02 or 03. I found mine used with one magazine in great condition for $395.

I enjoy it so much, that I would gladly have spent more money had it been necessary.
 

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Agenttom: Can you tell me anything about Van's Gun Blue?
I just picked up a P5, and like other surplus weapons it's
in fine shape but for some holster wear. I'd like to touch up
those spots and would rather not go through a smith; the
local one insists on doing the entire gun, which is something
I'd rather not do for a lot of reasons (only one of which is the
cost). It's easy, it's inexpensive, and it looks good? Does that
cover it, or is there much more involved? Many thanks.
 

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I'm a little confused by prices on GB right now. P5 aren't moving at all right now and you have sellers pricing them in the five and six hundreds for ex-police guns that are not selling after being up for sale time after time for months. $400 to $425 for ex-police guns with some holster wear. I'd gladly pay that, but some of these sellers think they have a bellringer when that isn't the case.
 

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Does anyone know whether P5's are still available from SOG, and the price?
 

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Van's gun blue

Agenttom: Can you tell me anything about Van's Gun Blue?
I just picked up a P5, and like other surplus weapons it's
in fine shape but for some holster wear. I'd like to touch up
those spots and would rather not go through a smith; the
local one insists on doing the entire gun, which is something
I'd rather not do for a lot of reasons (only one of which is the
cost). It's easy, it's inexpensive, and it looks good? Does that
cover it, or is there much more involved? Many thanks.
C.S. Van Gorden & Son. Bloomer,Wisconsin.Buy the kit,It has a cleaner,oil,and the bluing agent.What I do after cleaning the part to be blue get a hair drier and heat that part as hot as it will get.Then rub in your bluing agent hard rubs and constant rubs untill you get the affect you want.Then rub the oil in.Let it sit a wile.Good Luck,TOM
 

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Thanks for that. All sorts of products
are on the market, and some apparently
work better than others (some don't seem
to work much at all). I'll have to give Van's
a try -- might be just the thing for a little
touch-up. Salute.
 
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