posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 06:33 PM
I'd have 2 questions and 1 depends on the other.
Can you have your friend disassemble this and verify serial numbers across the various parts? Having sold a Walther with 1945 history to it last year,
I learned how critical that one detail is. If they match, you have something. If they don't? Well.. how's it shoot for a functional range gun?
If they match...then I'd have your friend take it to a fine gun appraiser or, if they live near a Bass Pro Shop, take it in there and ask. Cabellas
also has a few locations with Fine gun rooms and the staff working inside are priceless, no pun intended, for giving thumbnail values and an idea of
whether something is worth paying for a better analysis or just keeping as a very nice keepsake.