Certified/professional appraisal?

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Certified/professional appraisal?

Post by bugman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:22 pm

I have a friend looking for a professional documented appraisal for a 1920s Luger, supposedly in mint condition.

Anybody know of anybody?

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Post by Villafuego » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:06 pm

Is it for insurance, or resale purposes?

The reason I ask is that a solid 90% of the "professional" appraisals used as justification for a selling price have no basis in reality....or true market value.

For insurance purposes is another story....

I don't know anyone locally with enough Luger-specific experience anymore......I would have recommended Harry Beckwith near Gainesville....

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Post by AirForceShooter » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:11 pm

Call the insurance company and ask who they use

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Post by Rentprop1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:06 pm

Villafuego wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:06 pm
.....I would have recommended Harry Beckwith near Gainesville....
The real person Harry Beckwith has been dead for years the shop was purchased by the same folks who own Pickets Armory....far from anything but your average pawn gun shop employees......and low ball artists [smilie=033.gif]

Real value will come by listing it on GB with a super high reserve for a 14 day auction.....start it low and see where it ends up.....real Luger collectors will show others asking the value questions that you are looking to get answered.......the highest price that someone offers will be your ballpark.
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Post by bugman » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:44 am

I actually have no idea why, I assumed that it was either for insurance or just personal knowledge.

My boss asked me if I knew anyone, for a friend of his.

My understanding is that it has been in the family since new or fairly new and it's a new inheritance.

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Post by Rebel » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Jay Hanson of Hanson & Hanson in Southport CT.
Jay's pretty knowledgeable, I know he appraised the company collection at Savage, and I'm pretty sure he wrote the Ruger section of the Blue Book of Gun Values.
He's one of the good guys.
http://www.hansenguns.com/
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Post by jjk308 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:59 am

I swear by Jupiter Optimus Maximus .... in the army of the consul Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and for 10 miles around it I will not steal anything worth more than a sestertius in any one day.

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