It is often hard to describe any item in terms of condition and most photographs only give a view from a few angles. In an attempt to give the buyer an idea of the condition of any firearms I work on a scoring system as to the guns condition and hope you find this helpful. The only way to apprise anything it to handle it first hand. Thsi principal applies whether you are buying or selling.
This is also useful if anyone want to say what condition a gun is in. Over the phone without seeing it someone will say. “What is my gun worth?”. Honestly it is very difficult when you can not see it. People will always say it is like new, then it is embarrassing when the seller arrives with the gun that is only good.
All firearms that are sold must be in proof. This applies to any shop or member of the public selling it to a shop or a third party.
Although there has not yet been a test case in the courts. It is against the law as far as the Rules of Proof are concerned to sell a rifle that has been thread cut and not proofed. It is important that if you buy a rifle that has been thread cut for a sound moderator or muzzle brake check if the work has been carried out after it was produced. This could be because it was not done so at the point of manufacture and the new owner wanted it threaded or the barrel has been shortened and rethreaded. If it was, it must be submitted for reproof. In this case it should have a proof stamp just under the thread.