What Is the Firearm Blue Book?


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The firearm blue book is a source that accurately lists the values of different guns. It helps readers find the worth of a gun if they are looking to sell or buy. This source is more commonly known as the "Blue Book of Gun Values," and is found online.

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Originally, the NRA graded firearms with adjectives like "excellent" and "fair." Dealers now shy away from these terms because there is a lot of variance in the older adjectives. Most dealers now grade guns based on the percentage of original factory finishes that remain. A gun rated 100 percent is equivalent to new, 98-99 percent is considered mint condition, and 95-99 percent is excellent condition.

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