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Percentage ranking a firearm's condition

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cougfan2, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I often see adds where people are selling used firearms saying it is in 90%, 80%, etc... condition. Is there any broadly accepted definition of what would get a certain percentage rating and why? I've done this myself, but want to know what others think.
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This page offers a pretty good explanation on the different ratings systems:
    NRA Condition Standards for rating firearms
    As to the actual percentages, I think it's found in the blue book of gun values but don't know if it's posted online.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks DoubleTapDrew, that was exactly what I was looking for! :thumbup:
     
  4. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    My experience is that when someone is selling you a gun, it's rated condition is almost always much higher than if the same person is buying that gun from you. You are buying it=90%, You are selling it=70%. If you use the NRA's criteria and have it printed out with you, you are in a better position to argue one point or the other.