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Old 09-28-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Can you guys help me set a price on a P38?

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.
A friend from our Iowa office asked me about this gun that her great aunt wants to sell. The uncle died and the aunt is selling out but doesn't know what to ask for the gun.
This is a P38 marked AC45 so I think it's a Walther made in 45.
I asked her about the bore, and while she doesn't know anything about it, she says it looks ok to her.
I appreciate any help you can give me.







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Old 09-28-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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And more pictures.





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Old 09-29-2010, 12:13 AM   #3
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Default omg!!!!!!!!

i just saw a hard shell holster for this gun selling for 400 dollars just in case that gives you an example !!!!!!!!

if it is from ww2 which it looks like it is. i would say a couple thousand

i just read something about it saying that, that ac 45 means it was made from 1942 -1945 and that the price can range from 1000-8000$ unless it has a speial trigger gaurd making it close to 12000$

also ask her what the serial number is. if it is 7356-9671 this means it is a pre war model.

if it is not shootable then it could still go for 1000$ if it is shootable then it could go for 8000$

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Guy just had one transferred into my shop, he paid $800 for his & it had those same grips too
Too bad you aren't in the market for a plain old P-38, I got one of those for $315

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Oh, I forgot about the holster that comes with it



and the serial number seems to be 8142 followed by an 'A'

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Guy just had one transferred into my shop, he paid $800 for his & it had those same grips too
Too bad you aren't in the market for a plain old P-38, I got one of those for $315
I'm pretty sure I can't afford to buy this gun from her.
I like the sounds of your P38, it's a newer repro?
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See if she has any papers to go with it. It looks to be the correct stuff for a WWII bring back. If there are any papers, the price goes up. Without papers, $600 - $800 (if everything is functional), and with matching holster, possibly another $100 - $150.

These are guesses. Without having the firearm in hand, it is a little hard to be more accurate.

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Boy you guys are so far off.

Considering P38's are far rarer than P51's or other comparable models, you should be looking at prices in the 6 to 7 million dollar range for one in good working condition.

By the way, what does this have to do with firearms.

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I'll check on the papers and also I'll see if she has any airplanes in the closet.

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See if she has any papers to go with it. It looks to be the correct stuff for a WWII bring back. If there are any papers, the price goes up. Without papers, $600 - $800 (if everything is functional), and with matching holster, possibly another $100 - $150.

Close enough to me. Shoot me a pm and I might make a trip a little to the west to take that off her hands.
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