I wasn't even looking for a P38. However, I bought some other stuff off him and he told me about it. His father had passed away and had guns and military items and he's not into them. He kept a couple rifles for himself and some ammo. He sold a lot of stuff before I met him (
)! Anyhow, he collects toys but not our toys he collects TOYS! He asked me about the P38 when we first met and I told him I had a book and I would look it up because he thought it was a P38/P38 not a P1. I showed him that it was indeed a P1 and later said he would keep it. Then he decided to sell when I asked about ammo. He knows what the stuff is basically worth but he just feels that he don't need to charge top dollar. I think he would rather have cash for toys than haggle with this stuff. I am more than pleased. I basically got the P1 for about $50, if you break everything down. I calculated that just the ammo is approx. $250.
He then mentions later that he has the Garand parts and states it needs a receiver. It needs a few more parts than that but I believe I did real well there also. I'm going to make that a project (Sorry Bruce). I also don't know jack about Garand's other than losing a thumb (I have an Hakim so I should be OK...I think). So who has a Garand receiver they are going to sell me for $50?
Thanks to P32 for answering some questions about the P38/1 and the Helmet (I still need to look for markings etc... on). He had an inside tip that I was going to pick this up. Then later that I did pick it up, although, he didn't know how great a deal I got tho.