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How to Value An Antique Gun

How to Value An Antique Gun
By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 4 months ago 531 Views No comments

Have you found an antique gun and have no idea what it’s worth, or have been left something and would like to sell? We’re always on the look out for quality antiques, so get in touch today. We have the largest range of antique guns for sale anywhere in the country, and offer a service unmatched by any other dealer or auction house, so if you’ve found a single antique gun, or have a full collection, get in touch with us today.

Finding the value of antique guns

Valuing antique guns is arguably more difficult and nuanced than valuing many antiques. Antique guns aren’t as available as say, a longcase clock, and largely due to a dislike of guns in general or a lack of understanding, antique guns can’t be listed on many of the popular trading websites such as eBay. This makes finding comparable examples difficult, and without a proper understanding of the item and its context, finding similar examples often isn’t much use anyway.

Having your items sent to auction is one option, though you can spend hours researching an item, taking it to an auction house to have it appraised, for it then to sell for half the estimate and you having to pay commission on the sale anyway! Auction houses offer little consistency, and often smaller auction houses will have little specialist knowledge, and there is a significant amount of luck on the sale day as to who is in the room and what they’re prepared to pay. Selling your antique guns to us offers none of this risk or time pressure, simply send us some pictures or bring your guns into the shop, we’ll let you know what you’ve got and make you an offer. Easy.

The value of an item depends simply, on what somebody is prepared to pay for it. Details such as condition, maker, age etc are factors of the item’s characteristics that make it more desirable, therefore more valuable, to one collector over another. As experts in antique guns, we have the experience and knowledge to judge your item for what it is, and provide a realistic and honest offer.

What to do if I’ve found an antique gun?

We get a lot of enquiries from people who’ve been clearing out a deceased relative’s possessions or similar and have found antique guns.

Simply send us some pictures by email, and in the vast majority of cases, we can identify and value an antique gun (subject to physical inspection), and have the gun collected from you. Some items require more investigation than is possible by photographs alone, which is why we can have the gun collected, evaluated and can make an offer, entirely for free. If you would prefer to keep the gun after we’ve made an offer, we’ll gladly ship it back to you free of charge.

If you’re fortunate enough to have found or inherited a large collection of guns, or are simply looking to sell your collection and can’t bring it to us, we can also travel to you to view your collection and make an offer. Our specialists go up and down the country regularly, so if you’ve a collection of antique guns you’d like to sell, contact us today.

Where can I sell and antique gun?

First, take as many good quality pictures as you can and email them to us at sales@henrykrank.com. If you've a vague idea of how much you'd like to get for them, include that in your email. We'll have a look at what you've got, and if we can, make you a provisional offer. We can then arrange for the guns to be collected, and once we have them, we'll make you a firm offer. If you're happy with our offer, then we can make payment the same day. If not, we can ship the guns back to you free of charge. It couldn't be easier, and we're proud that it's the best and easiest way to sell your antique guns anywhere.

Alternatively, if you're looking to buy, we have the largest selection of antique guns anywhere in the country, click here to view our full range. We're also open to part exchanges or trades, so if you see something you'd like, and have something you'd like to sell, get in touch today.

To get in touch, email sales@henrykrank.com, or telephone 0113 2569163/0113 2565167.

For more fascinating blogs on antique guns, see below:

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