Appraisals are conducted by our appraisal staff using extensive research materials, network of
industry experts, and knowledge of the firearms market. We examine each firearm to
assess condition, research that firearm, and give written appraisal of value documentation.
Should you desire to have an appraisal on a single firearm, or an entire collection, you will be provided with 2 written copies of the appraisal, including any important notes taken by the appraiser. Each copy of the written appraisal will be ink signed and initialed by our appraiser & logo embossed, to prevent counterfeiting.
Appraisals are written using 2 different standards. One standard is using the market value of a firearm, the second being the replacement value.
- Market Value - this will appraise each firearm for what TODAY'S market is bearing for a firearm in the same condition with the same accessories.
- Replacement Value - this method will appraise each gun for the amount it would cost to replace that firearm & accessories if it were stolen or destroyed.
Firearms can be brought to us for appraisal. Appraisals will be scheduled via appointment. If you are unable to come to us or have a large collection, we can arrange for our staff to visit your location to examine the firearms for appraisal. Please note there could be some travel expenses incurred.
The firearms market is ever changing. It might be necessary to update your appraisal every few years to
keep current on the values you have listed for your firearms .
It is always best to appraise your firearms BEFORE you need it. Should you ever have a fire or flood that
damages your firearms it is too late. We cannot appraise on the condition a firearm WAS in, because we
did not see it before the damage occurred.