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FIREARM ​APPRAISALS​

As a Certified Firearms Appraiser, I can provide you with the best valuation of your firearm/firearms. I have over 40 years of experience in the firearms industry. As an Appraiser, Gunsmith and my  Certifications, I have developed many resources to get the most accurate information for your firearm appraisals.

I will do appraisals for modern, antique, military, tactical and European firearms.


I follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice ( USPAP ). This is the accepted standards for all appraisers in the United States.


WHY AN APPRAISAL:

Written appraisals are needed for auction or resale, Insurance purposes, estate, divorce, gift/charity and Bankruptcy. Attorneys and insurance companies want a written appraisal from a Certified Firearms Appraiser for it to be valid. 

Written appraisals are necessary to show proof of the value of your firearms.

Check your Home Owners Insurance. Your insurance may have a limit on how much they will cover on firearms. They may want an appraisal to add to your coverage.



I use the Photo Percentage Grading System, or the NRA Antique or modern system to grade the condition of your firearms. This will be determined by the type of firearm that is to be appraised. These grading systems are the industry standard for firearm appraisals.


Costs: Written Appraisals: 2% of the Appraised value of each firearm with a minimum of $25.00 per firearm.


I can do a single firearm or a collection. I offer reduced rates for collections.


The most accurate appraisals are done in person. You can bring your firearm/firearms to me or I can travel to your location.


I can do gun values by phone: $10.00 per firearm question. I will need Make,Model,gauge or caliber,barrel length, and other pertinent information. $15.00 per firearm if the firearm needs to be identified first. Please allow five business days for answers. All gun values will be a value range only.


Appraisals by e-mail: I can do written appraisals by e-mail. I will need all of the information requested above as well as photos. (jpeg or jpg). I need overall photos of each side of firearm, special engravings, proof marks, and pictures of the grips/stocks/forearm. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for written Appraisals.


ALL GUN ANSWERS OR APPRAISALS BY PHONE OR E-MAIL, MUST BE PAID FOR WITH CREDIT CARD,FIRST.




Thank you

Stephen Pickett

Certified Firearms Appraiser

Certification number AGIsp132115