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Monday, January 31st, 2022

Persons engaged in the business of dealing in weapons must be licensed by the ATF under federal law. Dealing weapons without a license carry a sentence of up to five years in jail, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. As a general guideline, if you acquire and sell firearms regularly for profit, you’ll require an FFL.

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

It can sometimes be hard to find an auction that has reliable guns for sale. This is where research comes in! When going into an auction, you should know exactly what you’re looking for. This will give you the best chance of finding a gun that works for you. 

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Auction houses have a variety of ways for you to sell your gun. For example, some offer consignment auctions where they will set up the sale and handle all administration on your behalf if needed – simply call them up! You can also host it yourself by posting an ad in local papers or websites subpoenaing potential buyers from around town while providing detailed information about pricing ranges etc., which might be more motivating than just putting out ads asking “anyone interested?” It’s always a good idea to work with an auction house that knows what they’re doing because if you don’t, you leave your gun exposed to all sorts of risks!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Makers marks

Many times there are certain marks on an antique that will help you determine the value of it. Whether it’s a signature or a certain way it was made, there’s many things that can tell you where it came from. Finding out if the item has any makers marks will help you to also find out some history of the piece, which could possibly make it worth more.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

If you are visiting an auction that is selling antique guns, you likely already have something in mind. You can look at the catalog to get an idea of what will be available if you aren’t sure. Whether you are new to collecting antique guns or a seasoned collector, it can pay to know some of the best pieces to look for at auction.

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Whether you are a seasoned seller or are new to selling at auctions, it is important to know the value of your firearm before the event. You could try to value the item yourself, but it is often helpful to have an appraisal done by a professional. Here are the main factors an appraiser should look at and some tips to help you appraise the value too.

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Losing a loved one is never easy and dealing with their estate and your inheritance can often make the situation more stressful. For those who are not enthusiasts and inherit guns and firearms, it can be confusing to decide what to do. If you are in this situation, here are some options for getting rid of the guns or firearms you have inherited.

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Those who attend gun and firearm auctions are typically looking to add to their collection. Some of the items that can be found at these events include curios and relics. Although most do not function, some are still in working order.

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Whether you are new to collecting guns and firearms or already have a collection, you probably know that ownership laws vary by state. You should also know that the laws and regulations are different for antique guns than they are for modern guns. The differences depend on how an “antique gun” is defined and how you will store the item. Here are some tips that will help you understand the laws in Texas.