Beretta pocket pistol price


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russlate
June 19, 2004, 12:18 AM
Saw a 1950-1955 era Beretta M1935 ( made 1935 to 1967 ) in high VG to low Excellent condition, with new mil type holster and spare clip that dealer was asking $300 for.

Price seemed high, but subsequent checking of various online sales like gunbroker, gunsamerica, etc showed prices higher than that.

A friend tells me the small Berettas go from hand to hand between collectors when sold and don't usually reach the normal open market.

I have a 1952 made M35 that I don't recall paying that much for not so long ago. As a kid my dad had a M35 that I lusted after to the point I wanted one while my friends all wanted a 007 type PPK. Now, with integral locks on new guns and the QC problems of the 80's and 90's I'm buying the better made earlier guns. So I'd like to pick the above gun up but not at an inflated price?

Can anyone say if the price is in the ballpark?

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Old Fuff
June 19, 2004, 11:44 AM
>> Now, with integral locks on new guns and the QC problems of the 80's and 90's I'm buying the better made earlier guns. So I'd like to pick the above gun up but not at an inflated price? <<

Given your description of this particular gun's condition I'd say the price was high, but at the same time - for the reason you stated, and I quoted above, the price of many older guns is going up because so many people have woke up and smelled the coffee. Older classics' often offer quality that isn't available in today's production.

So the real question is, "how badly do you want this gun?"

russlate
June 20, 2004, 05:28 PM
Let me put it this way - I'm in the process of swapping out the cool guns in my collection for spares of the ones I already have serious use for.

If it's good enough to keep, it's good enough to have a pair and a spare ( 2+1=3 ) of if you can get them. Nevada's CCW license says make, model, and caliber of guns qualified with must be listed. No serial numbers. Thus if I qualify with and list one S&W 36 Chief's Special 38, I can carry any model 36 in 38 spl.

As Mas Ayood pointed out, even in a good self defense shooting, the cops will take your gun for ballistics purposes. And bad guys have brothers and friends. If you walk out of the station it's good to have a backup ( and even a backup to the backup ) waiting for you.

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