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Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« on: January 07, 2017, 05:33:12 PM »
Hi folks I am just aquireing this "red 9" 9mm  broom handle and from what I can tell it's totally legit and original but I am no expert, can I get your opinions and possible valuation? Thanks much
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Re: Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 05:39:14 PM »
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Re: Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 09:46:24 PM »
karasmer,

From what I can see in the pictures it appears to be a legit Red 9, shows use but looks correct. I would guess value in the $1200-1500 range. I did not see Imperial acceptance or Prussian eagle or mention of a stock. SN is late so it could be that it was not issued during WWI but it also could of been. Check inside grip panels for SN. Congratulations!

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Re: Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 10:32:19 PM »
From what I understand their is a Prussian eagle stamp along with a nazi stamp below it, only worth that much hmm and here I was thinking more like 5 grand from my research being that there are so many fakes and ones like these that are all correct rarely come up for sale, all the red 9's I have seen just have that cheezy looking 9 on them, Thanks

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Re: Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 07:46:29 AM »
I have seen some sell for thousands, in mint condition, with matching stock, harness and accessories. Your example while appearing correct is a pistol alone with very little of the original finish left. On a good day in a auction with a couple of bidders with $ and a deep desire to posses it, it could go over $1500. Sorry to disappoint you.

I am editing this post as I see where this example just sold on an auction site. There appears a fever to posses Red-9s these days and new collectors are paying big bucks to acquire an example. There are plenty of individuals willing to spend much more than a example is worth in my opinion. The holster that sold with this example has little value in my opinion. So far from 5K, it is my sincere belief that it sold for more than it is worth.

Please forgive me for not saying it earlier, welcome to the forum.


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Re: Red 9 new purchase is it legit
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 11:25:17 AM »
Well thank you very much for the honest appraisal,much appreciated.