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Glossary of Terms ~ Arms & Militaria

  
As 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; unmarked 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 Some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reglued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor crack repaired; in good working order.

Fair Some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reglued; 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 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 collectors firearm.

 


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