Help with appraisal?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by AgentClaret, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. AgentClaret

    AgentClaret New Member

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    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:
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    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:
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    Last is a Colt "Calibre 25" (I think it's a M1908 hammerless .25):
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    Any help would be much appreciated! I can only post 4 pictures at a time, but can provide more upon request...
     
  2. IDVague

    IDVague New Member

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    Try here and see if it helps.

    ProofHouse.com

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

    AgentClaret New Member

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    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...
     
  4. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    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.
     
  5. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    Worth? Worth?? Worth???

    WOOOOOORTH????

    Slowly I turn, step by step....
     
  6. cmhill

    cmhill New Member

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    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
     
  7. cmhill

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    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
     
  8. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    bring da noise, bring da funk
     

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  9. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Bring on da noise, bring on da funk!
     

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  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Bring on da noise bring on da funk.

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  11. spyderfan

    spyderfan New Member

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    Am I missing something because every time something like this comes up I see FLAVOR FLAVE!!!!!!!!
     
  12. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Spyderfan its Flava Flave, come on man details.
     
  13. BillDeShivs

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    The Luger has been (badly) nickel plated, destroying any collector value. It is strictly a shooter now.
     
  14. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Bring on da noise and da FUNK!!
     

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  15. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Once you determine the percentage grade of each pistol, you can then start to figure out their value.

    The luger should bring at least $1500 from the look of the pics...maybe more...could go as high as $3000 deoending on how well it does at auction.
     
  16. BillDeShivs

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    Can you guys not tell the Luger has been nickel plated? Lugers were only made in blued steel. The gun is a $300 shooter now.
    This guy is running around thinking he has a $2000 gun because of misinformation.
     
  17. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    And also, the OP isn't around anymore. So....

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