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Discussion in 'Firearm's Industry' started by Cody221, Aug 11, 2020.
What are the steps one has to take? I can't find any info on it
I don’t know that there is a certification for this. I do my own appraisals and then have my FFL sign them (He trusts me implicitly in these matters) and that seems to satisfy my insurance carrier.
Guns America, Guns International and Gun Broker are my appraisers
Develop a good line of BS and fake it like most of them.
Anyone can appraise modern guns with a quick internet search.
Collector guns are a completely different matter entirely. There are so many countless variations with collector guns that it is totally impossible to be knowledgeable about even a small portion of them. You could maybe gather enough knowledge to be able to do a couple brands or maybe even most of pre-cartridge guns but it would take many years to gather that knowledge along with the first-hand experience.
The other option is JTJ's answer...................
"Develop a good line of BS and fake it like most of them."
About two years ago i started selling off firearms. Watched the selling prices on those sites and priced mine accordingly.
One of the firearms i sold off was a pristine gas trap M1 Garand rifle. One collector fussed over the guns worth. Told him to butt out. Other collectors wanted that gun. A gas trap M1 rifle in comparable condition had recently sold at Legacy for a good price. Held out and got 1.5 times that price.