Examination is purely external, firearms are not stripped or function tested as a matter of course, and it is recommended that any purchase is stripped and cleaned, and that the firing and safety mechanisms are checked by a qualified gunsmith before use. It is the responsibility of the buyer to satisfy himself that the purchase meets his requirements before bidding. Please be aware that condition reports and photography requests cannot be guaranteed on any item in the sealed bid sale. Priority will be given to requests on items with an estimate of £200 and above. Please note that the descriptions of firearms in the sealed bid sale are minimal, and are restricted to status of proof.