Valuing WWII Walther P38 - DFWstangs Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
Valuing WWII Walther P38

Any idea where i could find any information as far as ball park value on one?
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ft Worth
Posts: 981
Military Gun Supply In Ftw
big pappa pump is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
anything online?
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:06 PM
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,194
Post it up here. Im pretty good with my German weaponry.
David is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
1940 walther P38 numbers matching stamped 40ac wwII bring back in a P08 case.
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:29 PM
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,194
It's an early gun. Since Walther's official production run started with AC 480 guns, which then switched codes to AC40, AC41, etc etc until the end of the war.

Price will vary on condition and which block the gun is in. AC40 guns went from althe way to 9999a to 9999b. Ive seen early "a" block guns all matching mint bring almost $2k on a buyers market. Depending on the block and capture paper along with condition yours may bring as much.

Definately only early P38s bring good money, every other one is only worth $700ish.
David is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
capture paper?
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:34 PM
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by srt-4_i_swear
capture paper?
Well by "law" anything a GI captured he had to fill out a form declaring the item as a war souvenir. Of course not all GIs did this as most just shoved shit in duffle bags or boxes and shipped them home privately etc.

Capture papers always increase prices of war guns because then someone can trace the history back to where the gun was captured, captured by who, etc.
David is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
ah no papers with it but thats about what i thought it was worth.
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by srt-4_i_swear
ah no papers with it but thats about what i thought it was worth.
It's at least worth $1500 if it's in 90% shape whether a mid-late "a" or "b" block. Like I said, it's a early production gun. If it's a early "a" block the more it becomes etc. Some early "a" blocks etc are listed in the $3k-$4k range.
David is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 726
i don't have it with me or id pull the serial number but i guess we should stop shooting it.
srt-4_i_swear is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-05-2007, 04:29 PM
Lifer
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by srt-4_i_swear
i don't have it with me or id pull the serial number but i guess we should stop shooting it.
I like looking and shooting at my stuff. There's nothing wrong with shooting it, just maintain it.
David is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome