Re: German P-38 unfired
Your P38 is not one of the rare ones, as it is one of the most common types available. However, even common examples in mint condition bring premium prices. Yours should sell for at least $800 to $1000, and if the holster is in the same condition you can add around $250 to the value. Since it appears the vet is still living, you should get a detailed statement from him containing all the details of how he acquired the pistol, including dates, period of service, his outfit and their combat history, wartime photos, etc. If possible the statement should be notarized. All this will increase the value.