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Hello All, I'm considering the purchase of a Beretta M-1935 7.65mm pistol (serial # 561XXX,4UT proofed, circa Oct. 1944 mfg.) for my collection. It's complete with it's German issue holster & October 1945 dated "capture papers". The papers are of the standard variety, but with a few significant deviations from what I'm used to seeing. The soldier's name, date & weapons data is all written in pencil. The man's service # IS NOT included on the form, which I find to be somewhat unusual. Also, the form DOES NOT have the official stamp / logo of USA-ETO command in the lower left corner where it should be. The "authorizing officer's" data is written in ink, and in the same ink is the statement, "stamp not available", apparently referring to why there's no stamp on the form. Other than the above noted deviations, the paper appears to be similar, if not identical to all the other capture papers I've examined throughout the years. The papers are in poor, though acceptable condition, while the gun & holster are in great condition. (@NRA Exc. - Exc.+, 98.5 - 99%) My question is, what's the approximate current value of this rig as found.
 

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I do not know a true value on the pistol. And although possibly real, I would use the "capture papers" as suspect / or real. But then, maybe the inconsistencies are more real than a fake serial number placed in the correct spot?

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I do not know a true value on the pistol. And although possibly real, I would use the "capture papers" as suspect / or real. But then, maybe the inconsistencies are more real than a fake serial number placed in the correct spot?

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I would guess that your Nazi Beretta with holster is worth $400 to $600.
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JCS's evaluation, IMHO, is ballpark. Capture papers are nice, but do not really increase the value particularly if the papers are the least bit suspect. Lot of bad paper out there. Not to long ago a fellow advertized that he had a vintage typewriter, aged forms and stamps. All one had to do was tell him what info you wanted in the blanks.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Jan C Still

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I would guess that your Nazi Beretta with holster is worth $400 to $600.
Jan
JCS's evaluation, IMHO, is ballpark. Capture papers are nice, but do not really increase the value particularly if the papers are the least bit suspect. Lot of bad paper out there. Not to long ago a fellow advertized that he had a vintage typewriter, aged forms and stamps. All one had to do was tell him what info you wanted in the blanks.
 
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