How To Sell Unwanted Guns

How To Sell Unwanted Guns: A Quick Guide


This is the only stop you need to make on your mission to sell your firearms. Not only will we give you tips on how to sell unwanted guns, but you can also list them here too.

There’s really no such thing as an unwanted gun – because even though it may no longer be useful to you, someone else out there wants it. That’s what makes Armory Classifieds such a great place to buy and sell firearms – we’ll connect you to the right people so you can make the sale. 

Whether you’re downsizing your collection or selling a gun you’re not going to use, keep reading for some insider tips on how to sell unwanted guns.

How To Sell Unwanted Guns: A Quick Guide

Find The Right Place To Sell Your Gun

Everyone knows you can’t go to eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or other common online platforms to sell your firearm, ammunition, or accessories. So what are your options? Armory Classifieds offers the best place to post and share your listing with thousands of potential buyers. These buyers can:

  • Select their state
  • Browse local listings
  • Contact the seller
  • Legally purchase a gun

Determine Your Price

You need to price your used firearm fairly. There are certain things that may increase or decrease the overall value, including:

  • If you can include the gun case
  • If there are accessories or magazines that you are selling with it
  • If it’s a potential collector’s item, such as an antique firearm

To determine your asking price, it’s a good idea to check what the firearm is currently retailing for brand new, so that you know not to price it too high. You could also have your firearm appraised or consult a firearms price guide. 

Before listing, it’s also smart to check and see if anyone is already selling the same firearm on an online marketplace, like Armory Classifieds. You don’t want to price too low and sell your gun for less than it’s worth, and you also don’t want to price it so high that it won’t sell. 

How To Sell Unwanted Guns

Be A Responsible Seller

As a responsible, law-abiding gun owner, you want to follow local, state, and federal regulations surrounding private party firearms sales. Gun laws will vary from state to state, so you’ll need to make sure that you’re familiar with the ones in your home state. Many states do not control private transfers of firearms.

However, 18 USC § 922(a)(5) does make it illegal to transfer a firearm to another person that you know (or have reasonable cause to believe) does not reside in your state. 

The day of the transfer, it’s good practice to get identification from an unknown buyer and record any relevant information. You should also create receipts, both for the buyer and for your records, and retain the receipt. On the receipt, include:

  • The time and date of the sale
  • The name and address of the buyer and the seller
  • The make, model, and serial number of the firearm

And as always, if something doesn’t feel right about the buyer, go with your gut and don’t continue the sale.

How To Sell Unwanted Guns: Post Them On Armory Classifieds

It only takes minutes to create an account and start listing your firearms on Armory Classifieds. You can post your first 2 ads for free, and the listings never expire. Sign up today to start selling!

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