Services & Fees

Our main service is firearms appraisals. We appraise guns, swords, knives, military memorabilia, etc. We also offer additional services such as assisting with marketing or protecting your item(s).

Types of Firearms Appraisals

What you have and where you are located both play into how it’ll proceed. After you reach out to us, we’ll provide a plan on how it’ll work.


Some appraisals can be done entirely from photos. We’ll give you clear instructions on the variety of pictures we’ll need. If we can appraise based on photos only, you’ll save on travel costs.

We’ll Go to You

If we need to do a hands-on inspection and you are located in Northern California, we can travel to you. Be aware this adds travel costs to the appraisal process.

Bring It to Us

If we need to do a hands-on inspection and you can travel to the Sacramento area, you can save on the cost by bringing the item(s) to us. In some cases clients have shipped an item to us.

Start by contacting us

There’s no charge for the initial assessment

Not in or near Northern California?

We encourage you to contact us. It is still possible to get an appraisal. We’ve worked with owners all over the United States and beyond.

More than just appraisals

Assistance Marketing

Should you decide to market your item, we can explain your options. We’ll give you the pros and cons of the different avenues.

Representation Negotiating

One of the most stressful parts of marketing an item is negotiating. We can optionally represent your interests, ensuring you get the best price.

Advice for Protecting

Should you decide to keep what you have we can advise on protecting and insuring your item(s).

Legal Testimony

We can provide expert witness testimony in legal cases when needed. We’ve participated in legal trials where value needed to be deterimined.


Getting Started


  • Reach out. Email, call or text to begin the conversation.
  • Let us know what you have. Optionally include some photos.
  • We’ll do an initial assessment and give you an estimate.



  • Inspecting photos (beyond initial assessment).
  • Hands-on inspection at your location or at ours.
  • Research to determine historical facts & relevance.



  • If you are located in Northern California and we come to you.
  • Charged for travel to and from your location.
  • We don’t charge for travel if you are within 30 miles of Citrus Heights, CA. Outside of that we charge actual travel time.

Documentation & Administration


  • Coordinate logistics of in-person visits either at our shop or your home.
  • Inventory, catalog and document your items in our spreadsheet.
  • Compile reports, maintain inventory and photographic logs & distribute final documents.

Specialty services

Contact us for rates on specialty services such as expert legal testimony and negotiating on your behalf.

* If upon our initial assessment we believe your item is worth less than $100 we will let you know and there is no charge.

Pay an Invoice

If you’ve received an invoice for a completed appraisal, you can pay it here. Thank you for doing business with Lock, Stock & Barrel Appraisals. We hope we exceeded your expectations.

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