How do I sell my firearms?
Today’s firearms laws seem to constantly be changing and a question we often get is, “How do I sell my guns?” We will outline several avenues for you to choose from below.
Option 1: You can list your firearm on an online marketplace such as Gun Broker.
The upside to listing your firearm on a site such as this is that you can set the price for your firearm(s) and hopefully someone will come along and agree to purchase the firearm from you.
A downside to this method is that it requires more work from you. You will need to take detailed photos of the firearm, handle shipping and packing the firearm, as well as communicate with prospective buyers and be knowledgeable of Federal & State firearms laws.
Option 2: You can take your firearm to a local gun shop.
Typically gun shops will buy your firearm from you at a lower price and then try to resell the firearm at a profit.
Pros to this method are that you can take the firearm to the store, drop it off, receive your payment and you are done.
Downside is that you do not typically receive market value for your firearm. Think of it as trading in a vehicle. When you trade in your car at a dealership, the dealer never pays you what the car is worth on the open market.
Option 3: You can sell your firearm with an auction company who is a licensed Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL).
Enlisted Auctions is an FFL dealer who conducts multiple online firearms auctions every year. This method of sale will typically result in the highest prices for your firearms. It is also the most hands off approach with the highest return for you, the seller. If you are interested in selling with Enlisted Auctions, please, click here to contact us and to get started.
Option 4: You can do a private sale.
If you sell your firearm to a friend, you are still required by law to take your firearm to your local FFL dealer to perform the background check and all required paperwork before transferring ownership.