Evaluation & Appraisal Fees

Like the classic, great guns of history that are becoming harder to find…

Our CSA Guns Signature is building an honest and lasting professional relationship with you!

Evaluation Percentage Descriptions

  •  • New/Perfect – 100% condition with/without box. 100% on currently manufactured firearms assumes NIB (New In Box) condition and not sold previously at retail.
  •  • Mint – no less than 99% condition with almost no observable wear. Can also include guns sold previously at retail, may have only been shot occasionally.
  •  • Excellent – 95%+ – 98%
  •  • Very Good – 80% – 95% condition (all parts/finish must be original).
  •  • Good – 60% – 80% condition (all parts/finish must be original).
  •  • Fair – 20% – 60% condition (all parts/finish may or may not be original but must function properly and shoot).
  •  • Poor – under 20% condition (shooting not a factor).

Every gun’s unique condition factor – therefore the price – is best determined by the percentage of “original” finish(es) remaining, with key consideration of the overall frame/receiver finish.  If anyone other than the factory has refinished the gun, its value as a collector’s item can be diminished. The exceptions would be rare and historical guns that have been professionally restored.

 

Appraisal Fees for Services

• CSA Guns performs several main types of gun appraisals: Collectables and War Relics
• Purchase of Collection appraisal fee – $50.00 per hour
         • Fair market appraisals estimate the collection’s value if sold on the open market.

                   • *If CSA Guns purchases the collection, this fee is waived.

 

• Insurance or Estate appraisal fee – $60.00 per gun
         • Insurance appraisals assess how much it would cost to replace a collection in the case of natural disaster, fire, or theft.

         • This appraisal is for anyone looking to insure the guns they have inherited or self-purchased with the plan to keep them.
                 • *Includes a signed letter from CSA Guns
         • $60 Deposit required

 

 • Historical sufficiency appraisal fee – $80-$250+ per hour
         • Fair market appraisals estimate the collection’s value if sold on the open market.

         • Historical appraisals assess how much it would cost to replace a collection in the case of natural disaster, fire, or theft.
         • This appraisal is for anyone looking to insure the guns they have inherited or self-purchased with the plan to keep them.
              • *Includes a Factory Authentication letter if possible
              • $80 Deposit required

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