Get Your Collection Appraised
Insurance, estates, divorce, legal cases, personal knowledge or sales – there are many reasons to have your collection professionally appraised by a certified firearms appraiser. When you need it done and backed up in writing and in court, you need our professional competent firearms appraisers to get it done for you. We offer a variety of levels of appraisal to meet your needs.
I draw from my combined knowledge of more than 20 years of firearms collecting and purchasing. I use two established and known grading systems that are recognized throughout the industry. We start with the photo grading system established by The Blue Book of Guns. We then check that against the rating system established by the NRA Conditioning
Standards. The NRA Conditioning standards is updated and supported by the NRA National Firearms Museum. By combining our knowledge with these industry standards we are able to give you a competent firearms
appraisal with legal backing.
Level 1 (CAL1)
You will get a historic retail value with a grade provided to you in an unofficial document. We will base this off our professional opinion as firearms buyers, Collectors, Competent Gunsmiths and the Blue Book of
Gun Values. $20 per firearm for 1-5 firearms, $10 for each additional firearm after the initial 5. This service is available online.
Level 2 (CAL2)
You will get a historic retail value with a grade all provided to you on an official Mark Wakeling Firearms Letter Head.
We will base this off my professional opinion as firearms buyers, Collectors, Competent Gunsmiths and the Blue Book of Gun Values. $30 per firearm for 1-5 firearms, $15 for each additional firearm after the initial 5. You will receive an official document from us with all supporting documents. This service is not available online.
Historic Firearm Appraisal
A level 2 appraisal of your historic firearm. This covers those firearms of significant historic value. These firearms are often forged or altered to in a way to increase their value and defraud the buyer. We take the extra steps to ensure that your firearm is just what it says it is and not a reproduction. $50 per firearm for historical firearms, we reserve the right to
deem any firearm a historical firearm that takes more time to than normal. Additional fees may apply if we incur additional cost during the course of the investigation. You will get an official document from us with
the firearms appraisal and supporting documents.
We will travel to your location for a thorough level-2 appraisal of your collection. $500 (minimum) for an onsite appraisal plus travel expenses contact us for a firm quote and to schedule an appointment. Additional
travel expenses may apply.
Expert Testimonial Service
We will testify in court to all our findings. $225/hr (5 hour minimum) basedon when we arrive for testimony. Travel time is extra, with a deposit due prior to testimony.