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Came across a very clean AC 45 9XXX lot B P38 today. Correct phosphate small parts, durofol grips, Nazi acceptance stamp.
Has black leather holster - probably original. Gun 90% holster 70%

From the date it seems to be made about a month or so before the factory was captured.
Thinking $800 but then I think that's low.

Anybody have a good read on the true value?

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It's late for your post but probably $650-$800 for just the pistol and additional $150-$250 depending on which of the many P38 holsters it is and condition and if original.


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Is the frame steel or aluminum? French put P38,s together after the war with French made aluminum frames and captured German parts as a lot of the parts factories were in the French zone.


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Ha... Opened this thread thinking it was going to be about a Lockheed P-38 Lightening. LOL

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I had a 1945 Mauser-made P-38 that a previous owner had polished and blued. While a beautiful finish, it destroyed the value; I got $400 for it and was told that in the original finish, it would have been worth about $1,200. This was about 8-9 years ago.

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Originally Posted by highpockets1
Ha... Opened this thread thinking it was going to be about a Lockheed P-38 Lightening. LOL


I was wondering that as well the first time I opened it - also, "-J or -L?"

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Originally Posted by Blackbat242
Originally Posted by highpockets1
Ha... Opened this thread thinking it was going to be about a Lockheed P-38 Lightening. LOL


I was wondering that as well the first time I opened it - also, "-J or -L?"


That's what grabbed my attention....

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As a man once told me, one can go down from a listed price, but NOT up!

From the range in prices, it sounds like you need a person that knows them well to give a fair appraisal.

Jus sayin.


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I have an AC45 P38 in very comparable condition (~95%), but without the holster. My serial is 9211b.

I value mine, according to auctions that I have observed within the last 6 months, to be worth around $900...and that is without the holster.
So yes, I'd bump your value up a bit.

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Originally Posted by highpockets1
Ha... Opened this thread thinking it was going to be about a Lockheed P-38 Lightening. LOL


Worse yet, I expected a discussion of the little can openers we wore on our dog tag chains. laugh


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We called our little can openers we got in C-Rats P38's. I had mine for years. Don't know where it is now.
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Originally Posted by kwg020
We called our little can openers we got in C-Rats P38's. I had mine for years. Don't know where it is now.
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I clicked on this thinking the can opener was what was being discussed. HA!

Did you hang yours on your dog tags like the rest of us?


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