The following standards were developed by the NRA for a universal method of describing
the condition of an antique firearm.
Unspecified The condition of the item was not specified by the seller.
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; 30% to 80% 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 reblued; principal lettering numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished,
scratched, bruised or minor cracks 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 reblued; rounded edges or 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.