This is a firearm that is only factory fired in the original box or carton and has all the original manuals,papers,pamphlets etc. All paperwork that comes from the factory must be included.The firearm must be in new pristine condition with no wear,scratches,turn lines etc. Must resemble a firearm coming straight from the manufacture. Not the new gun you have taken to the range a couple times cleaned it up good and put it in the box.
This condition will be close to new in the box and be of collector quality. The Firearm must be at least in 98% condition. The finish must be in 98% condition as well as the stock, barrel, bore, action and grips. Can be shot must must be well maintained by the owner. It must be 100% original with no refinish, alterations, add-ons of any kind. Highly desirable to collectors. This is the condition I look for most when I look for a new piece to add to my collection.
This condition is still very highly desirable for collectors. Condition must me at least 90%. Meaning the finish, stock, barrel ,action, bore and grips must meet this standard. This Condition should have no refinishing, alterations, or add-ons. Some minor repairs may fall into this category. An antique firearm must be at least 80% considering the age to meet this condition.
The firearms in the category are not desirable for collectors and fall in the 40% to 30% range. These firearms are really only good for shooting. They must be in safe and working condition. They are allowed to have wear, alterations, add-ons, and refinishing. I would not buy or shoot anything under fair condition. It can be very dangerous, and hold no real value. Fair condition should have no rust.