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Thread: Looking at a FN 1922...Value?
09-11-2009, 10:12 PM #1
Looking at a FN 1922...Value?
So I stopped and looked around at one of my local shops. I saw a FN that I recognized from the latest issue of Surplus Firearms magazine. It turned out to be a FN 1922. The finish is about 50 to 70%, with the Nazi proof below the ejection port ground off. It has numerous eagle proofmarks (Waffenamts?). The bore is nice and shiny. The asking price is $175.
Is that a decent price? What am I looking for as far as more desireable proof marks, etc???
Last edited by Viper22; 09-11-2009 at 10:17 PM.
09-11-2009, 10:22 PM #2
Looking at C&R Buds:
a "Very Good" example has a ballpark value of $300 to $450 (if it was manufactured between 1940 and 1944, and has the Waffenamp stamp of WaA140)
Beyond that, no clue. The internet is your friend - do some more googling......
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09-11-2009, 10:26 PM #3
Copied and pasted from the site you linked:
FN Browning M1922 7.65/9 Nazi 1940-44 (1910/22) BEL 75-135 125-225 210-320 300-450 435-550 530-660 Rare
The 125-225 range is listed as "Fair", which is what I would rate this gun at. I suppose $175 is an okay price. It probably would be priced in the 300 range if the Nazi proofmark was still intact.
Thanks for the link. I'll do more searching. I figured I would use the knowledgable members here.
09-12-2009, 09:46 AM #4
IMO its a good price. You'll be paying under $200 for a well made handgun. Even if you keep it for a shooter and add a mint example later on as a safe queen, you're still doing ok.
Sometimes something like a defaced proof mark, loss of bluing, slight pitting, etc. can all be used as a tool for haggling and getting it for a better price.
09-12-2009, 03:28 PM #5
I think I'm going to pick it up next week. I was looking at ammo prices today, and .32 Auto/7.65 Browning is the same per box as 9mm, .38spl, and .357 mag!
Is this available as surplus ammo or just new manufacture?
09-12-2009, 04:00 PM #6
09-12-2009, 04:06 PM #7
09-12-2009, 04:11 PM #8
ARRGGHHH!!! I should have bought the gun Friday!!!
I was going to buy the FN Friday afternoon, but the dealer gave me the option to think about it and he'll hold it for a week. So I said ok, and did some research yesterday and today.
Now I want the gun even more! I should have just picked it up Friday...Now I have to wait until the second half of next week to get it! BAH!!!