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Old July 17, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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please help me someone!

hey guys I'm new to the site so bear with me ! I just recently was given a Walther p4 9mm pistol in mint condition ! My dad served in the Army and was stationed as a MP at the German border in 1974 he brought he gun back in 1976 and it's sat in a safe ever since besides me shooting it a few times as a kid ! I was looking to basically find a little bit more out about the gun and what it might be worth ? It still has the original holster and 2 Walther clips !
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Old July 17, 2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Do a internet search (Google)
You'll find a wealth of info (not opinions)
FWIW i've seen them listed from $400 - $800
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Old July 18, 2010, 03:13 AM   #3
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Old July 18, 2010, 08:11 AM   #4
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I was going to reply,but Elvishead already said what I was going to say. So I'll just say: Welcome to TFL !
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Old July 18, 2010, 10:45 AM   #5
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There is mucho info here:

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Old July 18, 2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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100%condition $725 source 29th edition of Blue Book of Gun Values.
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Old July 18, 2010, 02:30 PM   #7
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If it was a bring back without import marks and all numbers match it would be valued higher than your run-of-the-mill Interarms Import. I just sold mine for $400 but it was an import. Unmarked ones would probably get between $500 to $700. BTW, blue book is the perfect world. Gunbroker and Auction Arms completed/sold transactions will give you a better idea of how much it is really worth.

As for history, the P4 is an improved version of the P38 with a reinforced alloy frame. They were used by the German police until they realized that their criminal counterparts had higher capacity weapons. It's fairly accurate, but IMO it is off-balanced with its pencil barrel w/o a dustcover. It is also not meant for +P loads even with the spring reinforced frame.




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please help me someone!
hey guys I'm new to the site so bear with me ! I just recently was given a Walther p4 9mm pistol in mint condition ! My dad served in the Army and was stationed as a MP at the German border in 1974 he brought he gun back in 1976 and it's sat in a safe ever since besides me shooting it a few times as a kid ! I was looking to basically find a little bit more out about the gun and what it might be worth ? It still has the original holster and 2 Walther clips !
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Old July 18, 2010, 07:13 PM   #8
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hope you don't sell it, I believe its good to keep things like that in the family and pass them down through the generations.
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Old July 18, 2010, 08:42 PM   #9
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Another vote for keeping it.
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Old July 18, 2010, 09:38 PM   #10
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I think a better way to look at the blue book would be to think of the item in terms of insurance value.
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Old July 20, 2010, 04:49 AM   #11
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By all means, keep it, if you don't, sooner or later you'll regret getting rid of it.
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Old July 20, 2010, 01:41 PM   #12
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I believe the P4 was a shorter barreled version of the P1, which is a P38 that has a little more steel on the slide (think of it as having a little less steel cut away from the huge "ejection port" area of the slide).

I think the barrel reduction is about 1 inch, or some similar number of centimeters.

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