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AgentClaret 07-16-2010 06:22 PM

Help with appraisal?
Hey everyone! My dad and I acquired a couple guns from my grandpa recently. They're strange calibers, so were trying to sell them to get more accesible firearms. Could anyone give me a hand setting a value for them? My two local gun stores weren't any help at all.

The first is a 1918 Erfurt Luger:

All the serial numbers match, but I don't think either of the two magazines are original. In any case, one doesn't even have a serial. I also have a holster for it, but I don't think that is original either (and it's missing the adjustment tool)

Next up is a Colt .32 Detective Special:

Last is a Colt "Calibre 25" (I think it's a M1908 hammerless .25):

Any help would be much appreciated! I can only post 4 pictures at a time, but can provide more upon request...

IDVague 07-16-2010 06:30 PM

Try here and see if it helps.

If you decide on a price for the Colt .32 Detective Special, send me a PM, I might be interested.

AgentClaret 07-16-2010 07:03 PM

Yeah, I'd like to see what they're worth. I forgot to mention the revolver is from 1978 (used proofhouse for that) and I think the 25 is either from 1915 or 16...

Davyboy 07-16-2010 07:20 PM

By far the Erfurt is the most expensive pistol and very collectable. Check out this link for more info.

1918 Erfurt Luger

Check this link link for an idea of value

1918 Erfurt Luger

My advice is have it valued and do not sell it until you have, it could very valuable weapon.

Davyboy 07-16-2010 07:32 PM

Links Again sorry
Erfurt - Simpson Ltd. - Collectors Firearms

1918 Erfurt Police

ScottG 07-16-2010 07:55 PM

Worth? Worth?? Worth???


Slowly I turn, step by step....

cmhill 07-16-2010 08:44 PM

the colt detective is a detective special 2nd issue (post war) appears to be a 2 inch but i cant tell for sure, the grips appear to be original from the photo u give prices below are from the blue book and range depending upon condition if the barrel is a 3 inch add 15% to the price.
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
$850 $750 $550 $300 $250 $200 $185 $170 $160 $150 $140 $120

cmhill 07-16-2010 08:52 PM

the colt semi auto is infact a Vest Pocket model 1908 hammerless produced 1908-1946 it is an earlier model as the later ones grips were walnut instead of the hard plastic
values are below (i failed to mention in the earlier post these are RETAIL prices soo you wont get that when trying to trade/sell to a store)
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$850 $750 $600 $500. $425 $350 $275

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