Our appraisal service is thorough and concise, employing the latest information and pricing guidlines obtained from recent publications and trends in the antique Colt market. We provide a type written discription of the firearm, note unusual characteristics or markings, discuss the historical connections if any and document when possible these connections. We will ascertain the authenticity of color, markings and materials and include four photo views of the firearm, inserted within or listed with the text of the appraisal. In cases where only an opinion can be offered, we will state this and charge a lesser fee. Our service will include civilian and military arms. Since we have been involved in the restoration business for nearly 20 years, the recut or restored markings from various sources, including our own, are in our data base. Surprisingly enough, there have been many guns thought to be fakes that were, in fact, completely original. The condition was so good that collectors were afraid they were restored! An excellent appraisal can sometimes bring you a small fortune!
Our fees will be based upon the determined value of your firearm. 5% up to the first 5000 dollars worth of value, 10% thereafter. Please call us at 330-952-0031 to discuss your needs. Discounts will apply to collections of more than 2 guns.
Disputes will be delt with descreetly, refunding the fee if the patron has documented proof of an error in our evaluation. The advise here, if you would have doubts, is to get a second opinion before you sell, thus avoiding trouble with the next owner. Valuations WILL NOT be given over the phone. The firearm in question must be examined personally
J. P. LOWER MARKED FIREARMS OF ALL TYPES WILL BE EVALUATED FOR AUTHENTIC MARKINGS AT A FEE OF $50, IN ADDITION TO ANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED APRAISAL COSTS.