Perhaps the "successful bidder" purchased it "by accident". When one thinks that one has a bid for something for sale on eBay but then gets messaged to say that the bid has been withdrawn a common reason/excuse in the UK seems to be "entered wrong figure/s".It may be quite collectable and I could certainly use those two magazines but $3850.00 WOW!
I have two Swedish M 40 pistols each with M 40 holsters that protect the pistols very well, Some of the folks I've shown the pistols to have offered me a lot more than what I paid for them including the holsters and magazines. I wonder why so many folks today look down their noses so to speak concerning the M 40's and their holsters.Funny how the pistols are worth less than the holsters. Meanwhile something like a Lahti holster people can't give away.
That would be pretty sweet. I wouldn't mind having a spare set "for insurance" when I take mine shooting.Somewhere in all the parts we purchased when APEX acquired the warehouses of Springfield Sporters there is a drawer of RADOM pistol grip panels.
One day those will come to light while we are sorting parts!
Think I would split this between WW2 era auto pistol collectors and what I would call "dedicated" collectors of Polish militaria. Unaltered, original Polish WW2 era anything is often difficult to acquire because so much of it was modified or altered by German reissue of their captured war material. Polish collectors know this well and it is often evident in what items may bring when sold.Don't underestimate the insanity of Polish collectors.... 😇
Absolutely. Here is a URL to my Wz29. IMHO this is one of the finest military Mausers I ever had the good fortune to find:Agreed pwcosol, that is generally differentiates between a $1.5k "Polish crested Wz. 29" and a $4.5k one (unmodified and in original Polish configuration). It is more than just the crest vs scrub.