Connect one-on-one with a firearms expert who will answer your question
Expert avatar
TOM, Gunsmith
4,278 satisfied customers
20 YRS EXPERIENCE,Certified Armorer
Pearl avatarPearl Wilson, Assistant
Firearms Experts are Online Now

Gun questions? Ask a firearms Expert.

Verified firearms experts are online around the clock and ready to answer your question online or by phone. 

Meet the Experts:

TOM

TOM

Gunsmith

4,278 satisfied customers

20 YRS EXPERIENCE,Certified Armorer

Philip Van Cleave

Philip Van Cleave

Firearms Instructor

2,596 satisfied customers

Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.

Bill

Bill

Gunsmith

2,163 satisfied customers

46 yrs. experience as master machinist/tool and die maker and gunsmith. I own and operate a tool and die shop and custom gunsmithing/gunmaking shop.

Ken

Ken

Gunsmith

2 satisfied customers

Licensed Gunsmith for 7 years, 8+ years Cowboy Action Shooter, Life-long Firearms Enthusiast

Chasseur

Chasseur

Importer and FFL.

45 satisfied customers

Business owner

H.Callahan

H.Callahan

Consultant

45 satisfied customers

Ex-Cop & Dept. Cert. Firearms Inst., Ex-FFL Dealer, Reloader

Jesse Handel

Jesse Handel

Hobbyist

13 satisfied customers

15 yrs hunting. I own and maintain many kinds of guns.

< Previous | Next >

Solutions for your firearm problems


When you run into an issue with a firearm, figuring out the next course of action can be a challenge. Even if it doesn’t occur to you to take a step back and ask: “What are firearms, anyway?,”the question is one that's well worth asking.


By definition, a firearm is a mechanical device designed for the purpose of shooting projectiles through a tube, with gunpowder or another explosive component acting as the catalyst. Remembering the underlying concepts involved may help you figure out what ails your weapon.


Modern day firearms can typically be broken down into three groups of components:


  • The action – This area is where the main function of the firearm takes place, with the parts responsible for loading, firing, and expelling shells.
  • The stock – This component is intended to be the support structure for the weapon
  • The barrel – This is the tube through which the projectiles are fired

Gun owners understand the value of responsible care for their firearms, but getting help when you need it isn’t always possible. Whether you need maintenance advice, repair tips, or even an appraisal for value, the firearms Experts on JustAnswer are available anywhere you have internet access. They’ll also work with you on your schedule.


You can even ask follow-up questions, and approve payment only when you’re completely satisfied.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
Related Firearms questions
I have a PDF file with a collection of firearms. Would like
I have a PDF file with a collection of firearms. Would like to get a general market value for each and a total. Can you do that? … read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
Im wondering what my 1961 winchester model 100 is worth? the
im wondering what my 1961 winchester model 100 is worth? the action and rifling have very little wear, the finish i would consider good or better for its age as it has light scratches on the finish, n… read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Appraiser, Firearms Instructor
Various law enforcement academies
2,998 satisfied customers
I am disassembling a Nambu type 14 pistol. I removed the
I am disassembling a Nambu type 14 pistol. I removed the rear knob , sping and firing pin extension, however I screwed up and failed to remove the firing pin. I put the rear knob back in place, howeve… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
I want a reduced smokless powder load for my Savage ML. I
I want a reduced smokless powder load for my Savage ML. … read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
KELL, I HAVE A WORLD CLASS RIFE SCOPE THE ELEVATION KNOB
I HAVE A WORLD CLASS RIFE SCOPE THE ELEVATION KNOB MOVES UP ONE CLICK AFTER I SHOOT THE GUN THIS IS A MODEL DWCP416X40TR … read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
I have some guns I want to sell and don't have receipts for
I have some guns I want to sell and don't have receipts for a lot of them and want to know if you can give me some prices so I know what I am talking about? … read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,596 satisfied customers
I have a Winchester Mod. 54 Improved ser # 39360A in
Sir, I have a Winchester Mod. 54 Improved ser # 39360A in 30govt06. The bore is bright, shiny and showing little to no wear. Barrel and action in as new condition with bolt showing dark blue on top wh… read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,596 satisfied customers
What is the average cost, time frame to get firearm
what is the average cost, time frame to get firearm certified and a conceal carry license in colorado?… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
I have a Farco air shotgun that is in brand new condition
I have a Farco air shotgun that is in brand new condition with originally box and all papers-never been shot. … read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Appraiser, Firearms Instructor
Various law enforcement academies
2,998 satisfied customers
I have a Belgium Browning serial. Belgium Browing Auto 5
Belgium Browing Auto 5 28inch mod. chock barrel. Brass color trigger scrolinon reciever . Has magizine locl vented rib. Made in Belgium stamp in barrel and plug for magazine. Book also says pronted in Belgium. Serial number is ***** 84472 . It is a light twelve. My step dad had this gun and we hunted together starting at age 10. He had the gun before he met my mom. I am 62 and own the gun. Wondered what date of managacture was and what it was worth. Has round knob on hand grip of stock . It is a 12 guage 2 3/4 imch chamber. My email address is … read more
Jon
Jon
Gunsmith/Police Officer/Training Officer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,109 satisfied customers
No real issue. Just purchased last night a side by side 10
No real issue. Just purchased last night a Parker side by side 10 gauge in good condition and was looking for any information you could tell me. ser number 81921. It is a beautiful gun. I know what I … read more
Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave
Firearms Instructor
Master's Degree
2,596 satisfied customers
12 guage semiautomatic mis fires. I have my stoger shotgun
i have my stoger shotgun for about 10 years, this gun is starting to misfire more, i have cleaned the gun parts often, the fireing pin dose not hitnhard enough on the shell. any thoughts? … read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Appraiser, Firearms Instructor
Various law enforcement academies
2,998 satisfied customers
I have a double barreled shotgun, Krupp and Essen, J P Sauer
I have a double barreled shotgun, Krupp and Essen, J P Sauer and son, made in Prussia … read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
My new rifle that I paid a lot of money for will not cycle
My new rifle that I paid a lot of money for will not cycle Federal brand should I be upset? It's a 6.5 Grendel from Core. It will only cycle horandy and starline brass.. it will not cycle other brand,… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
How do I become a firearm expert? I'm so interested, but I
How do I become a firearm expert? I'm so interested, but I don't know where to start without going to college.… read more
TOM
TOM
Gunsmith
Law Enforcement Armorer
4,278 satisfied customers
Worth of Remington 12 ga vented rib barrel serial #p135159v.
worth of Remington 12 ga vented rib barrel serial #p135159v … read more
Jon
Jon
Gunsmith/Police Officer/Training Officer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,109 satisfied customers
Can you check a rifle serial number to see if it's stolen? I
can you check a rifle serial number to see if it's stolen ? … read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Appraiser, Firearms Instructor
Various law enforcement academies
2,998 satisfied customers
M looking to sell a first run coonan and would like to know
Hello 'm looking to sell a first run coonan and would like to know its value? … read more
ProShooter
ProShooter
Firearms Appraiser, Firearms Instructor
Various law enforcement academies
2,998 satisfied customers

Asking firearm questions on JustAnswer


Some of the firearm issues and inquiries already handled by the Experts on JustAnswer include:


  • I have a T. C. Montgomery Double 12 with London laminated steel and scroll work on the side plates and underbelly. Can you provide any idea of the manufacture date and value?
  • I have a 16g Browning shotgun with the serial number: A16598. How old is it?
  • I'm working on a BSA 7MM Magnum bolt action rifle with an extraction problem. I am trying to find out how to disassemble the bolt. Can you help?
  • I have a double barrel XL CR shotgun made by W. Bingham Company. I need to get some idea of the value, and the best way of selling it.

When obtaining expert help online through JustAnswer, be prepared to answer questions about the firearm’s condition, age and make. Include any additional details you believe might be important.