WWII German handgun....sale/trade/info

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    rsf31tmp Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My grandfather brought home a Mauser from WWII. He took it off the body of a dead soldier (German?) Well, today it has found it's way to my hands and I have no idea what to do with it? I would like to sell it, but I cannot find any records of Mauser gun online. I think they are now part of Sig? I don't know where to turn next or where to post it, but this site seems to do well for me. If I need to move this to a different thread I would be happy to. Any ideas? Would love to sell it, or find out how much it is worth and trade. Will add more info and pics later
     
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    I think it is a .32 ACP (Auto Colt Pistol)
     
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    all matching numbers 545547 says Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf A.N. on one side and

    Cal. 7,65 D.R.P.U.A.P. on the other side
     
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    not trying to do anything fishy here....really looking for into and people who know how to help me. On another thread I was told of a gun guy in Galesburg, IL.....thank you...any more help?
     
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    Great! I have been trying to find info for months! Thanks so much!
     
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    You are welcome.
     
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    Personally, I would not sell anything that came from m grandfather, simply for sentimental reasons, for example, the Smith and Wesson K-frame he gave will go nowhere, even though I know someone who asks me every time I see him how much I want for it.
    That said, if you could authenticate the WWII soldier part, well that adds hugely to the value of the gun. Weapons that were actually used in a theater of war are much more valuable, but only if authenticated. I mean no offense to this and this is typically where people get upset. Something as small as a picture of your Grandfather holding the gun in his uniform or at a base will greatly increase the value. If you do have that, then I would seek a real appraisal. If you cant, then the links you posted, as long as the condition matches is probably accurate.
     
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    currently in a battle over the gun is a 1910 or a 1914?

    Any collectors out there?

    all matching numbers 545547 says Mauser-Werke A.G. Oberndorf A.N. on one side and

    Cal. 7,65 D.R.P.U.A.P. on the other side
     
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    Man, If I were you, I'd keep that baby in a fireproof guncase because in 40 years, your gonna wish you still had it!!! Good luck though!!
     
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    X 100, as stated by another member, if it is authentic, I would lock it away for several years. If you absolutely want to sell, you should have little problem finding a collector. You may want to look at gunsamerica for similiar guns.
     
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    What do you want for it? Evidently, it has no sentimental value to you and you seem bent on selling it.
     
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    It Is a Mauser 32. It was used by the German airforce as a back up/ servival gun in the second world war. I have one here in the UK.

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    My son and father-in-law collect WWII handguns and rifles and would be interested.
     
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    I sold it to a very old vet who is collecting war guns. It was a Mauser 1914-34 .32 ACP and it did have markings. He said it was an officers personal back-up gun and was either air force or navy, based on those markings. He siad it was made between 1930-1940 based on the numbers on it
     

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