The Waffenpass / Gun certificate
As most of our firearms we sell at T&G German Gun Imports are used and/or historic firearms we want you to understand how we rate our firearms, so that you, as our customer, sees in what condition each firearm we offer you exactly is in.
As a member of the German Association of Gunsmiths we use their rating certificate as a basis for our ratings.
We rate each of our guns in 5 Categories:
The rating from 1 (best) to 6 (worst) is explained in detail here for each category.
Keep in mind that only one condition noted may be true for the gun to get rated in the appropriate category. If you have questions about a gun or want to know why a specific gun was rated that way, feel free to contact our gunsmith in Germany via firstname.lastname@example.org .
1 = The bolt locks tight, no feelable or hearable wobble, no damage to any locking surface
2 = the bolt locks tight, no feelable or hearable wobble, slight surface damage to locking surfaces
3 = the bolt has a feelable or hearable wobble, but no visible wobble, Safe to use
4 = the bolt has a slight visible wobble, surface damage to the locking surfaces
5 = the bolt has a visible wobble, restoration should be possible by a competent handyman or gunsmith
6 = the gun is not safe to shoot, consider it as a decoration piece, restoration may be pricey or impossible
1 = The trigger is crisp, the safety works flawlessly
2 = The trigger works, the safety works
3 = The trigger works, the safety is hard to engage/disengage
4 = The trigger fires the gun with slight but notable delay, the set trigger isn´t working in the set position, the safety is hard to engage/disengage
5 = The safety doesn´t lock the gun / The trigger doesn´t fire the gun, firing pin broken, not safe or possible to use!
6 = The safety will fire the gun on its own if put on fire, not safe to use!
1 = The barrel profile is sharp & shiny, looks like new
2 = The barrel profile is kinda sharps, slight scratches visible under neon light (for shotguns)
3 = The barrel profile has slight wear, visible scratches under daylight conditions (for shotguns)
4 = The barrel profile is worn, or visible scratches and/or slight pits inside the barrel, or slight dents visible in the inside (for shotguns)
5 = The barrel has strong pits and/or strong wear on the inside, use on your own risk
6 = The barrel is not safe to shoot, consider the gun a decoration piece
1 = The Mount locks the scope safe and is (for pivot and german claw mounts) smooth to engage, the scope is bright, clear and free from scratches, the reticle is sharp
2 = The Mount locks the scope safe and is (for pivot and german claw mounts) easy to engage, scope is bright, clear and free from scratches, the reticle is sharp.
3 = The Mount locks the scope safe and is (for pivot and german claw mounts) requires some force to lock, the scope has some minor tint, the reticle is sharp
4 = The mount locks the scope safe, requires force to lock, the scope has a tint, is slightly foggy or slightly unsharp reticle
5 = The mount locks the scope safe, requires force to lock, the scope has a tint, is foggy or unsharp reticle
6 = The mount won´t hold the scope safely and/or at zero, scope is heavy fogged or can´t focus
1 = The stock is in near perfect condition, no cracks and only minor scratches, checkering is sharp
2 = The stock is in good condition, no cracks, only some scratches, checkering is somewhat sharp
3 = The stock is in okay condition, no cracks, some more scratches, checkering is dull
4 = The stock is in usable condition, minor cracks (on no recoil absorbing parts), heavy scratches, checkering is dull or worn off, slight pieces of the stock may be broken off (on no critical area)
5 = The stock features minor cracks on important places, heavy breakage of pieces on non critical areas, likely safe to use – but keep an eye on that stock
6 = The stock is split, heavy cracks or unusable in any way – not safe to use!