At the request of area attorneys, Defensive Firearms Consultants is now providing appraisal services on handguns, rifles and shotguns specializing in models manufactured after 1900.
We also provide services to those who wish to dispose of inherited firearms and need to know how to do so within Federal and State law. We look at age, condition, manufacturer, caliber and current availability, as well as current market values determined by published resources, brick-and-mortar auction houses and online auction sites.
Consignment and direct sales to Federal Firearms Licensed dealers are a common method of disposing of unwanted firearms. DFC has been in the firearms training business for a good while and we're familiar with every firearms dealer of size in the area. We can recommend those dealers with an established record of knowledge and integrity.
Perhaps of equal importance we can advise on which to avoid. Used firearms provide higher profit margins than new ones for dealers. Knowing the current retail value of a firearm puts you in a better position to negotiate a sale price or assign value to a firearm placed on consignment.