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Unread 06-21-2002, 11:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Krieghoff questions?

I bought a 1936 dated Krieghoff. It is mismatched on the side plate and the toggle train. It is proofed Eagle L/2 and all other parts bear the Eagle 2 proof. The good news about the mismatched togle is that it is a complete Navy toggle train with original finish! So the question is as a mismatch without the Navy toggle what's it worth? I put another DWM toggle on the gun in place of the Navy. I was thinking that it ought to be worth $500-700 as a rare mismatch. [img]biggrin.gif[/img] I will try to add pictures tonight.
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Unread 06-21-2002, 01:26 PM   #2
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Doug, I don't know if there is a thing such as a rare mismatch....

OKay, I do believe that, if most of the mismatch is there, meaning you have one small part wrong, I for one have trouble calling it just a [quote] shooter <hr></blockquote>

So that said, you have a shooter, that like you said has some interesting parts.

I would keep the "navy" parts and make up a pretend Navy.... Or sell the Navy parts on e-bay and make some okay money, just on those parts.

I think value on a shooter is VERY judgemental. I wouldn't want to pay more than $450 to $600, which is a big margin, but if I traded or sold something and you had something I wanted, then I'd give you more. So, since this is a Krieghoff frame and no toggle that says Krieghoff, it'd be worth whatever to Bob the knickerman that wanted it?

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Unread 06-25-2002, 07:30 PM   #3
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Hi Doug...

Ed is right on the money with his reply, IMNSHO. Unfortunately - a mis-match is a good shooter, regardless of some of the parts that it contains. To give you and idea of values - recently a sideframed inscribed Krieg - which was a forgery - was sold for $850, and it was marked as a fake to not confuse collectors in the future about its authenticity.

So - both Ed and you are about right with your comments about the value of this piece - it's a shooter and doesn't hold any collector interest.
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