Internet sources provide information about handgun values.
Finding the price of a used handgun is an easy task if an individual has Internet access. Several websites that can provide essential information about the retail value of weaponry when new and the value of weaponry that has aged. These websites provide information about rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers. Individuals who prefer a direct, face-to-face estimate should call a local gun shop.
1. Log on to Guns America (see Resources). You can type a specific year and or model of a used handgun in the search box located at the top of the page. Another option is to click on the links on the left side of the page–rifles, pistols, revolvers, shotguns and tactical. You will find information about Accu-Tech pistols, American Arms rifles, antique weaponry in the pre-1899 time period, Benelli shotguns, Beretta rifles, Cobra Derringers, Les Baer rifles, Smith & Wesson shotguns, Stag Arms and Thompson Center rifles.
2. Log on to Auction Arms (see Resources). Navigate to the used gun category, which includes an item number, a picture of weaponry, the name and or model, its grade, number of bids, highest bid and closing date. At the top of the screen, there is a search box in which you can type the type of handgun that you want to find. Immediately to the right of this box, you will find another box that allows you to select the type of weaponry or leave it at the default setting of “All Firearms.”
3. Log on to Gun Broker (see Resources). Type your desired form of weaponry in a search box at the top of the page. You may also enter either a charity auction or showcase auction of many types of weaponry by navigating down the center of the main web page.
4. Log on to Armchair Gun Show (see Resources), and navigate to pages about single barrel shotguns, .32 and .38 top-break revolvers and blackpowder reproduction firearms. It also requests that you identify the type of handgun–a revolver or an autopistol, the action it performs–single shot, pump or semi-auto, the condition of the handgun, its caliber or measurement of its bore diameter, barrel length and a complete list of markings.