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My uncle died last fall. Interestingly, even though he was opposed to hunting, he did enjoy owning guns. My aunt has given me the assignment of selling them for her. So I brought them here to Arizona from Alabama to do just that. Since I know next to nothing about many guns, especially older ones, I took them to Wright Armory for their take on the condition and value of each of them. I’ve included their remarks in my descriptions. Please feel free to ask me any questions if I have not addressed anything. Here goes:

1) Colt Detective Special, .38spl, serial number & service tag are intact. Manufactured in 1972. “Nickel finish is in bad shape in some places and the cylinder has been sanded/filed on. Grips are worn. Revolver is in need of a detailed cleaning. Lockup and timing are still good. The revolver is safe to shoot in it’s current condition.” My asking price is $450. Comes with soft case as pictured.

2) Walther P38, 9mm, serial and service tag are intact. “Pistol is in need of a detailed cleaning. Manufactured in the Spreewerk factory between 1942 and 1945. Barrel has been cut down and will drastically affect the value. These pistols SELL for around the $850 mark in original condition (many people ask more but they don’t sell). As it sits the pistol seems to be safe to shoot but the accuracy will suffer with the barrel not crowned.” My asking price is $500. Comes with soft case and full clip as pictured. Some things they verbally told me but did not put in the description was that it was an assassins gun as indicated by the sawed off barrel. They also felt it could be a battlefield pickup. The pockmarked condition of the finish is sometimes caused by dried blood common with battlefield pickups. None of this is confirmed but I’m including what they told me.

3) Mauser C96, 762x25mm, serial number and service tags are intact. “Made between 1915 and 1921. Matching serial numbers on the pistol, stock does not match. The upper has been refinished which will hurt the value. The gun is in shootable condition.” My asking price is $2000. The pictures show the cleaning kit included in the leather case. The only flaw I saw that they did not mention was a chip missing out of the wood case which I’ve pictured. The gun operates smoothly including the attaching/detaching of the wood case/stock to the pistol. I have no ammo for this gun.

4) Inland M1 Carbine, .30 carbine, serial number and service tag are intact. “Manufactured April 1944 by Inland Manufacturing division of GM. In need of a detailed cleaning. Needs recoil springs replaced. Other than needing a cleaning the rifle is in good condition. The springs should be replaced before firing.” My asking price is $1200. This gun includes 3 banana clips, two of which are filled and two straight clips, one of which is filled and the other has two rounds. 77 total rounds.

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9 minutes ago, cactusjack said:

Did you get the stamp for the SBR Mauser? It is no longer a pistol once you attach a stock.

Not needed for a C&R Mauser C96. 

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