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Old 05-15-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
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Is anyone here on the GS a firearm appraiser or any other kind of appraiser? Iím in the process of bringing my grandfatherís gun collection over from Germany and suddenly the export company (in Germany) wants documentation of the values of the guns. This question didnít come up during the 6 months it took to get here and now the guns are in their hands. I need someone to write me up a letter with the values that I can email them. So, anyone on here a appraiser or even a gun dealer with a letterhead that would be applicable? Sure could use some help!


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Old 05-15-2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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Since condition is everything in a used firearm,without being able to see and handle the weapons,it's going to be a guess on the value....guess you would do as well to take The Blue Book of Gun Values,and just look them up.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:04 PM   #3
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Since condition is everything in a used firearm,without being able to see and handle the weapons,it's going to be a guess on the value....guess you would do as well to take The Blue Book of Gun Values,and just look them up.


I already provided some values based on threads I created on here about 6 months ago, with a whole lot of pictures. The import company here in the US didnít have any issues with the values or require any documentation - itís just suddenly the idiots in Germany. They said nothing about needing any such paperwork until now. I could have hired an appraiser before my family gave them the guns, but they didnít. So, now, I donít know what to do other than try to find someone whoíll write me up an appraisal based on photos.


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Old 05-15-2018, 09:18 PM   #4
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Possibly Artos? He's probably got his finger on the pulse of gun values as good as anyone I've seen.. might wanna send him a pm
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I already provided some values based on threads I created on here about 6 months ago, with a whole lot of pictures. The import company here in the US didnít have any issues with the values or require any documentation - itís just suddenly the idiots in Germany. They said nothing about needing any such paperwork until now. I could have hired an appraiser before my family gave them the guns, but they didnít. So, now, I donít know what to do other than try to find someone whoíll write me up an appraisal based on photos.


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Old 05-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #5
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How many firearms are you talking about needing appraised?

Send me a PM.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #6
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Hope they’re cool like the last one you showed us from over there!
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:34 PM   #7
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Cabela's gun library folks might be able to help you out.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:43 PM   #8
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He don't need them appraised. Just need to use someone's official looking letterhead to pass on to the krauts.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:57 PM   #9
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It may be as simple as needing an overall value for Ins reasons...I'll be glad to help in anyway, but I would overestimate the values just in case.

Some of those rigs across the pond can get a little tricky...I may have even posted but don't recall your previous thread. Good luck & congrats on getting your GradDad's guns. That's pretty dang skippy!!
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