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Walther P99 or SW 99

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by moontribe, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. moontribe

    moontribe PDX Member

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    I'm looking for a good deal on either between $300 and $450. I'm new to this forum. Feel free to give me some advice. Thanks!
     
  2. bolen05

    bolen05 Vancouver, WA Member

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    these r sweet guns- i have a wtb listed for one in WA. there is a guy in roseburg that wants a FTF deal. he is asking 500 and doesnt sound like he wants to move much on price, but its a buyers market right now.
     
  3. moontribe

    moontribe PDX Member

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    Yeah they are nice. I found some across the states for $400 and they want an ftf deal as well. I'm hoping someone here can offer such a deal.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    A guy in Forest Grove is selling one that has 1000 rounds through it for $500 on gunbroker.com. It's been up there a while. You might talk him down in trade for not having to hassle with paperwork and shipping. But $500 might also be a fair price.

    Andy
     
  5. codeman583

    codeman583 Central OR Member

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    might find the SW99 for under $450 without too much trouble.

    my p99 is SPF on a trade valued around $500. though it is a buyers market some pistols aren't going to drop as much as others... and a FTF deal is usually the desired method for most people... that and the to your hands price on gunbroker is usually $50-60 less then what your going to really be paying after shipping, FFL, and state fee's... plus on a FTF you can inspect the gun first.
     
  6. bolen05

    bolen05 Vancouver, WA Member

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    yours looked like it was in really good shape codeman- congrats on the SPF
     
  7. codeman583

    codeman583 Central OR Member

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    thanks man.... it is pretty nice... the more used guns definitely get inexpensive.

    was more interested in trades truth be told....
     
  8. bolen05

    bolen05 Vancouver, WA Member

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    sure wish u were in vantucky instead
     
  9. codeman583

    codeman583 Central OR Member

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    the Couv isn't too far... :) but a local deal is better.
     
  10. moontribe

    moontribe PDX Member

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    Thanks for the friendly advice guys. Guess I'll have to fork over a few more dollars for the piece. I don't mind really. I think it's worth it.
     
  11. Andy

    Andy Aurora, OR Active Member

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    Yeah, I held a P99 at the Gun Broker in Tigard. I think they wanted $750 or more for it.
    I don't know that I've ever held a full size pistol that has ever fit better in my hand. I really like the decock function too.
     
  12. moontribe

    moontribe PDX Member

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    Is there any real difference between the P99 and the SW99? I've heard so many things. Wondered if anyone had an opinion here.
     
  13. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    I did a bit of research on the differences before I bought my SW99. From what I could gather, SW took over manufacture (assembly?) and distribution of the 99 back around 1996 (if memory serves, I'm writing this in a hurry). The SW99 slide is German-manufactured, the base is made in the US. Discontinued in 2004, I think, right when S&W introduced the M&P.

    I love that gun! Nicest fit for my hand, shoots like a dream and eats whatever I feed it, even my rookie reloads ;)

    Saw one last month at the gun show, it was like $475; I paid $450 a year ago for a nice one in great shape. Mine has at least 1500 rounds downrange.