Rick's       Place - Professional Gunsmith Services

Firearm & Ammunition 
Damage Inspections - Insurance Claims


Serving Insurance Companies - Industry Businesses
 Individuals - Collectors - Moving & Third Party Companies

Professional Services with Fair & Accurate Reports
Confirm Loss Value - Salvage Recommendations - Product Disposal
Product Performance & Function Testing
Inspect - Ultra-Sonic Clean - Repair - Restore - New & Used Firearms
20 Years Insurance Claims & Appraisal Experience
45 Years Firearm & Ammunition Experience

Rick Breshears
Firearms Appraiser  
Professionally Trained Master Gunsmith 
Ballistics & Forensic Consultant


Do you need an appraisal of your firearms to obtain loss coverage or has your home burned, been vandalized, have storm damage, flooding or other event that damaged your firearms? 

Besides repairing and restoring shotguns, rifles, pistol and revolvers, Rick's Place has over forty years firearm appraisal experience and over twenty years experience working with insurance companies on firearm damage claims involved in theft and vandalism, and storm, fire and water damage. In the insurance industry Rick's Place is known as a third party service provider.

We can be invaluable to you as a customer and to your insurance company as a neutral third party service during a damage crisis. We don't take sides.  We present a professional, informed report using our years of experience in our field of expertise - Firearms.

Although most insurance adjusters are experts on the value of your house and contents, they usually are not knowledgeable enough about firearms to know their actual value or if they are worth repairing. 

Sometime insurance adjusters contact us direct, while other adjusters have you find a qualified gunsmith to help with the claim. Either way,   Rick's Place is the company to help.

When you bring your damaged firearms to Rick's Place, you know that we have the experience and knowledge that both you and your insurance company wants to settle the claim in a professional, honest and timely manner. 

Rick's Place will inspect for function and clean each gun to make sure it can be returned to proper working condition and have good physical appearance. You and your insurance company will receive a detailed typed report about the damage that occurred plus and estimate of repair cost, current replacement value and digital photos of each firearm.

Appraisals and damage estimates can take several hours to confirm the correct value.  You can't just look on the web, find a your firearm and say the replacement value listed there is correct. That's a start, but firearm values have a lot of variables.   

To determine the firearms' current value the first consideration is the overall functional and physical condition of the firearm. Is it in fair, good or excellent condition?

As professional appraisers and claims inspectors, Rick's Place also considers sentimental or known historical value, the demand or popularity of the firearm for a possible resale value, quality of any previous repairs or modifications, the value of any custom changes, accessories or attachments that were installed and if damaged, the availability and cost of replacement parts.  Original cases, boxes and manuals may increase the value.

Our charge for standard appraisals or damage assessments with report and digital photos is $40.00 per firearm.  For damaged firearms,  this  charge is waived if Rick's Place completes the necessary repairs.

Choose Rick's Place to handle your firearm appraisals and damage claims in a timely and professional manner.