What is the value of a Deutsche Werke Werk Erfurt single shot 22?
Your DW is worth $150 in absolutely mint shape to a collector. They were poorly crafted firearms and the cocking mechanism was prone to early wear.
That little shotgun was made by Deutsche Werke, a German company that had operations in Kiel, Berlin, and Erfurt. The Erfurt plant made the shotgun and a youth 22 rifle with the same loading and firing mechanism. They were more famous for making the Ortgies pocket pistol, a semi-automatic in various calibers. These arms were made from 1919 until some time in the 1930s. The pistols can be found regularly on the online auctions, and…
Deutsche Werke Pistols Deutsche Werke Aktiengesellschaft is the company that produced the pistol in Erfurt Germany in the 1920s. The pistol is commonly called an "Ortgies" vest pocket pistol after its original designer. These pistols were offered in .25ACP (6.35mm), .32ACP (7.65mm), and some in .380 (9mm Kurtz). They are not very valuable or rare. Judging only from a photo published in the American Rifleman these pistols may be the same as ERMA pistols, incorporated…
when was the Deutsche werk werk erfurt 22 single made and what is the worth? I was told by a gunsmith that they were made sometime after WW1 for export to improve the trade balance for germany. They were mass produced and sold cheaply. They mostly have sentimental value. It was the first gun I ever fired when I was 6 years old. I still have it and am now aged 69.
What is the value of a Deutshe Werke-Werk Erfurt 22Cal single shot rifle model 1 worth and what year was it made?
'Aktiengesellschaft' simply means a publicly traded corporation. The gun is probably marked 'DEUTSCHE WERKE' and is probably more commonly known as the ORTGIES pistol. There were a few different versions, some rarer than others. Would need to know a lot more information on that particular gun. email@example.com
You have a Mauser .32 Auto. It was made in Obendorf- D.R.P.u.A.P. means "Deutsche Reichs patenten und Auslandische Patenten" (German Patents and Foreign Patents). Usually found on commercial, non-military guns. Value could be anywhere from $50-$500, depending on exact model, condition, and originality. This will really need a hands on appraisal by someone that knows European guns. We simply can't do it sight unseen- sorry.
I just bought one for $225.00 (12/14/07) in good condition (for an 85 year old pistol) with an after market magazine instead of the OEM. I have seen them on gun sale web sites for as much as $500. There are some tricks to disassemble and reassemble the pistol and to remove and install the handgrips. Damaged handgrips are a sign that the previous owner applied force instead of intelligence.