The NRA conditions listed below have been provided as guidelines to assist
the reader in converting and comparing condition factors to the
Photo Percentage Grading Systemô. NRA antique and modern condition standards
are now represented in the PPGS.† In order to use this system correctly, the
reader is urged to examine these images of NRA condition standards.† Once the
gun's condition has been accurately assessed, only then can values be accurately
NRA MODERN CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS
New- Not previously sold at retail, in same condition as current factory production.
Perfect- in new condition in every respect.
Excellent- new condition, used but little, no noticeable marring of wood or metal,
†† bluing near perfect (except at muzzle or sharp edges).
Very Good- in perfect working condition, no appreciable wear on working surfaces, no
†† corrosion or pitting, only minor surface dents or scratches.
Good- in safe working condition, minor wear on working surfaces, no broken parts, no
†† corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning.
Fair- in safe working condition, but well worn, perhaps requiring replacement of minor
†† parts or adjustments which should be indicated in advertisement, no rust, but may
†† have corrosion pits which do not render article unsafe or inoperable.
NRA ANTIQUE CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS
Factory New†all original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every
†† respect, inside and out.
Excellent - all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and
†† design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
Fine- all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on
†† metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.
Very Good- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth
†† with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly
†† scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
Good- less than 20% original finish, some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly
†† rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design
†† on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good
†† working order.
Fair- less than 10% original finish, some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts
†† may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or
†† reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on
†† metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in
†† fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
Poor - little or no original finish remaining, major and minor parts replaced; major
†† replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted;
†† principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked
†† or broken; mechanically inoperative, generally undesirable as a collector's firearm.