Manurhin p38

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Chainfire, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I almost made a deal on a Manurhin P-38 at a pawn shop today, but when the seller balked at taking a credit card without a ten dollar fee, I walked. The Pistol was in VG condition with strong, clean rifling and excellent finish.

    How much should I have been willing to pay for this thing? (I will tell you my offer later)
     
  2. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Off the cuff, $300 tops without a nazi rollmark.

    Good for you to reject the CC fee bullsh!t. It is an industry standard but lowly nonetheless.
     

  3. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is post war, no roll mark. The French took the Walther equipment and manpower and made this version of the P-38 in France. It is really a P-1 with the alloy frame, but still marked P-38.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    it was walther moving his plant and people there to flee the russians. the manhurin wlather products were the best stuff walther ever produced.

    if it was a good price shoulda just got it as it sounded in great condition.
     
  5. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good price or no is what my real dilemma was. After taxes and credit card fee, it would have been right at $400.00. I just don't have a handle of what the going rate for the guns are.

    At my age, all of my guns are also investments to be recovered after retirement. I don't need any firearms, other than the ones I already own, so I will only buy if it is a real deal.
     
  6. msup752

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    I paid $450 for an actual Walther made P-38 with all the markings and was made in '43. That is the going rate right now.
    P1's are in the $300-$350 range. Unless this specific type was special, $400 is a bit high.
    I do like my P-38.


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  7. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I recently acquired a P-1 and I too like the pistol a lot. I just don't have a handle on how many French made P-38s there are and how popular they are in the collector community. I was willing to roll the dice at $350.00, but not more without knowing.