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Thinking about selling my Walther P-1....

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by The_Gun_Guru, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

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    Does anyone have an idea of what it's worth?

    It is in EXCELLENT condition and I only had it to the range once. I have eight (8) mags and two (2) holsters for it. It shoots great and is much more accurate than I am!:supergrin:

    Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated, thanks:wavey:


    TGG
     
  2. 12131

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    I'll give you $49.99 for it.:tongueout:
     

  3. drizzle

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    With a couple of mags, I paid 300, maybe a little high, but traded it for a nice stainless Star BS I thought was a nicer pistol. The guy who got my P1 was happy, too, so, I guess it depends.

    Cash at a shop, you might get 150. Trade for something else used, you might value at 300, depending...
     
  4. Russ in PA

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    With all of those extra mags, it should be worth $300. - $350. easy. If it has the hex reinforcing pin through the frame, it will be a much easier sell as everyone seems to look for that in a P-1.
     
  5. The_Gun_Guru

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    Here are a few pics to help determine an approximate value:

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    Here is what I know about it....

    It is post-war (dated 12/79)
    It has an aluminum frame
    It was made for the W. German Military
    It has the fatter, stronger slide
    It has the hex bolt reinforcement
    It has a bright and shiny bore
    It looks AWESOME and shoots even better!

    Thanks for the replies so far, I hope this added info helps:wavey:


    TGG
     
  6. SigFTW

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    8 mags! why does that not surprise me :supergrin:.

    I want to pick up one of these, you selling it on GT?
     
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    Man, I wouldn't sell that.
     
  8. raven11

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    That is a clean P1 , if this guy doesn't pick it up I will :wavey:
     
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    Pretty P1. They are still selling for about $310-$320 from several sources. For a quick sell, I'd probably guess that $350 with the extra mags and holsters would get someone to bite.
     
  10. The_Gun_Guru

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    Trust me, it's just a thought, I have not commited to it yet. I really want to get a Chinese Type 56 SKS but cannot afford it unless I sell something. Of my 72 guns this P-1 is what I am willing to part with in order to make the SKS a reality.

    Am I making a mistake? I already have seven SKS' but only one P-1.......so which one is more important.....in YOUR opinion?

    I am still torn:crying:


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    If it were me, I would not get rid of it for any SKS. Never, ever. But that's just me. You may be different.
     
  12. raven11

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    in that case I would keep the P-1 , your not going to pay off a SKS with a P-1 so might as well save up, Type 56 are uncommon but they are not impossible to find

    and i'm a rifle guy
     
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  13. SigFTW

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    I have a Chinese SKS I bought back about 18 years ago, all matching SS#.:supergrin:

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  14. The_Gun_Guru

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    I can get one with my C&R for a total of around $300:wavey:


    I have three Chinese SKS' - two "Factory 26" and one CGA. The Type 56 that I want has the blade bayonet instead of the spike bayonet.


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    Sell mags separately - whenever you try to put a package deal together you'll get raped every time.

    300-320 for the gun, and then extra mags for 60-70 bucks. Holster comes with the gun.
     
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    Roughly ten percent of your entire collection is composed of SKS models of various makes. Sell your least worthy SKS and keep the Walther is my suggestion.
     
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    The P-38/P1 is an important gun to own because it was the first double action auto.

    Are any of your SKS's Chinese Commercial junkers? Sell one of those and get a true Type 56.
     
  18. Bruce M

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    Add me to the column that would not sell the Walther and especially not for an SKS.
     
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    If you sell the P-1 and ever want to replace it, then it will cost you a lot more than you purchased it for. Keep it and enjoy it as a great piece of handgun history. Without it there might not be the Beretta 92 we have today.
     
  20. The_Gun_Guru

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    A lot of very good advice, thanks all.

    Like I said I am not set on selling it and probably won't, but I do want to know what it's worth, just in case.


    TGG