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3 Firearm Accessories You Can Find At Gun And Estate Auctions

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Going to estate and gun auctions can be a great way to find used or antique firearms, but there are many other items you can bid on. Gun accessories like holsters, cartridges, value books, and even safes may not always be available at auction. But, when you find them, you could see anything from new to antique or even historical pieces.


Gun holsters are often plain, but some can be decorative or personalized. Sometimes you can find holsters at gun auctions with historical value, like those used in wars or in the early history of the United States of America. When bidding on holsters, keep quality and age in mind, as well as any historical information.

Gun cases

Estate and gun auctions usually feature a large number of items, including firearms and cases. These can range from small plastic cases to large, high-quality rifle cases. Antique collectors may be interested in cloth and leather cases or boxes with historical value, while more practical bidders can find modern, heavy-duty options.

Gun safes

Sometimes you can find gun safes at auction. These can range from small to large, so it is best to be prepared before bidding. Doing some research about what will be available at auction can help. If you are interested in bidding on a large safe, be sure to bring a vehicle that can haul it. If you plan on using the safe rather than just collecting it, be sure that you will be able to open it.

Tips for attending estate and gun auctions

Doing some research and being prepared before an auction is the best way to get a great deal on most items.

First, take a look at the catalog the auction house has prepared. You can often find these online. If you see items you like, find some pricing information for new and used versions. However, keep in mind that price can change at auctions due to an item’s popularity. Next, be sure you understand the rules of the auction house. You want to be sure that you can attend the auction and bid on items successfully.

You should consider bringing some small items along with you to inspect the gun accessories (and firearms) before they are auctioned. A small flashlight and jeweler’s loupe are great options because they will let you look at smaller areas and details.

Finally, if you think you will have time during the auction, see if you can bring guides or value books. There are many comprehensive guides you can find, or you can bring your own reference materials to keep yourself organized.

Interested in attending a gun or estate auction near you?

At High Plains Auctioneers, we offer many types of auctions, including estate and gun auctions. To find out more about Bidding at one of our events, call us at (806) 244-6776 or Send Us an email today. You can also check out our Upcoming Auctions to see what we will have available.