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Thank you for your interest is selling your guns online with 
Be confident that you have chosen the right spot to sell your guns and gun related items. gun classifieds currently have over 100,000 guns for sale by numerous dealers and collectors alike.’s sellers include the most well respected dealers in the country; from very large dealers to the small specialty dealers, as well as collectors with perhaps just one gun to sell. is the #1 gun classified Web site for Antique, Collectible and Sporting Arms.

The SELLING PROCESS is actually quite simple on If you can legally own a gun then you can sell your gun(s) on  When a buyer browses guns for sale on they may click the photo, title or the word "more", which is highlighted in blue on the gun listing that they are interested in.  This will bring up the entire listing with all the details the seller has written on the gun or gun related item, as well as all photos that were entered by the seller with the listing. The photos may be enlarged by clicking on them.  Within the entire listing there is a “Contact Seller” form located in the lower right, that may be filled in with any questions concerning the gun, offers made or to ask any delivery questions on the gun. Before finalizing the sale we strongly recommend that you speak to the buyer via phone.  In addition, we recommend that you never release personal banking information. is strictly a classified listing service and the transaction is between the buyer and the seller.  A buyer may wish to use an escrow service at their expense.  The escrow service would hold payment until the gun has been received and agreed that it has met all expectations.  At this point the escrow service would release payment to the seller.
In almost all cases, with the exception of antiques, the transfer of a firearm requires the assistance of a local Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer (FFL).  More than likely the buyer would need to arrange for a local FFL to accept the gun for them and to complete the transfer.  If the buyer does not have a local FFL they may use our FFL search to find one in their area that would be willing to complete the transfer. Fees vary widely for this service so they may wish to check with a few.
In the red buttons on the left side of the website you can access our helpful “Gun Links” button. These links will assist a seller or buyer with following all the applicable state and federal laws.  Buyers and Sellers are required to know and comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws. ATF FAQ’s link  ATF Firearms FAQ  ATF FAQ's for Unlicensed Persons  ATF FAQ's Unlicensed Persons ATF State Laws Link ATF State by State Law.
Once all the details of the sale have been agreed to between the buyer and seller, the buyer sends directly to the seller the payment and a copy of the FFL License (which includes the FFL address that the gun must be shipped to). The seller should verify via our link to ATF EZ check under FFL links that the FFL license is current.  Once the seller is confident that the payment has completely cleared the seller ships the gun to the FFL. It is's policy that there is a minimum 3 day inspection period to all buyers.
What is the return policy of buying guns on
Return Policy Guidelines of  Unless the buyer and seller agree to modify, as may be the case in a new gun, layaway, international sales and for used guns and accessories it must be clearly marked in the listing as No Return, the return policy is three (3) calendar days from the day the item(s) are received by the buyer or delivered to the FFL acting for the buyer.  The item may be returned for any reason, but the buyer must notify the seller within the three (3) calendar day inspection period.  The buyer must start the return within the next four (4) calendar days to receive a complete refund, less all shipping, transaction fees and FFL charges.  Once the firearm has been received by the seller and inspected a prompt refund will be issued  Shipping must start within one week of receipt of the item(s).  The return shipping must be of equal shipping level, including insurance i.e.... Priority, Express, Blue Label etc.  The return item MUST be in the same condition as when shipped to the buyer.  This is an inspection period only, a gun is not to be fired or disassembled.  Sellers written permission is required to allow the buyer to take down a takedown model during the inspection period. Upon the receipt and inspection of the returned gun, the seller agrees to issue a prompt refund. Recommendation: Confirm purchase with all details via the Contact Seller form within the listing and print out the listing for your records. Industry standard is that if a buyer fails to perform on a layaway that any monies deposited are forfeited. recommends all layaways are agreed in writing. Any modification of the 3 day return policy must be in writing by both buyer and seller.  

The shipper of the gun or gun part who does not purchase insurance accepts the risk of damage or loss, be it the seller shipping initially or the buyer returning. 
In the event a firearm or other purchase arrives damaged in shipping, the shipper and receiver must cooperate fully to file a damage claim with the carrier. Typically, the firearm and packing is inspected at the receivers address.   However, the shipper is responsible to file the claim.  No action should be taken until the carrier has instructed on how to proceed.  Neither shipper nor receiver will impede the claim.  Refunds are not contingent upon the claim. In the event the buyer receives a damaged firearm, the seller will not wait for the claim to be processed to issue the buyer a full refund.  In the event the firearm is damaged when a buyer is returning a firearm to the seller they will need to proceed with the claim for their refund.
1. Basic Membership Benefits:
  • Listings may be viewed and photos enlarged without having to sign on.
  • Sellers may be contacted by buyers without buyers having to sign on.
  • Your choice as a seller or buyer to keep your personal info private from the internet, utilizing a Screen Name or;  You may place your name, and phone number in the listing.  Web addresses are not allowed in listings.
  • Your choice to list each gun in 2 separate categories!
  • Unlimited listings, $18 per listing with 15 photos.
  • Unlimited gun parts & accessories listings, $4 per listing with 15 photos.
  • Viewed counter included on all listings.
  • 90 day listing period for your guns.  NO FEE to renew listing.
  • Free link to all listings: View All By This Seller.
  • Option to renew listing with a click, without reloading information.
  • Seller page, allows you to see all listings you have online, edit, renew or remove.
  • Search and advanced searches of all listings
  • New Listings are identified as "New Today" and "New This Week"
  • Wish List, looking for something special…get emailed when your item becomes available.
  • Watch List, save items that you are interested in without searching for them again and again.
  • Direct contact between buyers and sellers when seller releases their information in their listing or inquiries may be made through
  • Email a friend, allows you to send listings that you view on to friends
  • Renew - expired listings remain in your seller page to renew with a click for up to 60 days.
  • Search our FFL Database.
  • Register as an FFL Dealer, opt to be included in FFL Dealer database and include your transfer fees.
Basic Membership Listing Fees - No monthly fee
Upfront classified listing fee of $18 good until the gun is sold.  Therefore, total upfront cost of $18 for a listing with 15 photo's. NO WHEN SOLD FEES Gun Related listing fees $4 per listing with up to 15 photos.  The ability to Recreate a listing with a click that is 60 days old or older $21.  NO WHEN SOLD FEES Photos' sell guns, be sure to upload 15 quality photos to help sell your gun.  Use your photos to visually put the gun in the buyers hands. Do not redirect potential buyers to a photo site or promise to email more….this is a roadblock to sales.
2. Premium Benefits:

Benefits in addition to Basic Registration:
  • You may upload 20 photos in every listing.
  • Unlimited listings at $15 each
  • Up to 6 gun and 6 gun parts & accessory listings may be featured and highlighted at any one time.
  • You will be identified to buyers as a Premium Seller.
  • 30 Gun Related listings included to run at any one time for free.
  • Receive Premium specials as available.
Premium Member Listing Fees - 
$19.99 per month plus listing fees.
$15 upfront classified listing fee per gun. NO WHEN SOLD FEES  30 Gun Part & Accessory listings live at any one time are included in the Premium Membership, after 30 - $2 per Guns Part & Accessory listing with all photos. The ability to Recreate a listing with a click that is 60 days old or older $18.  NO WHEN SOLD FEES.  All photos included and this translates to higher sales.
3. Platinum Benefits 

in addition to Basic Registration:
  • Listings included.  No upfront fee and No contingent fee.
  • You may upload up to 25 photos in every listing.
  • Up to 10 gun listings and 10 gun part & accessory listings at any one time may be featured and highlighted.
  • The ability to recreate a listing that is at least 60 days old at no extra cost with one click. 
  • You will be identified to buyers as a Platinum Seller.
  • Receive Platinum specials as available.
Platinum Member Fees Per Account -  NO WHEN SOLD FEES
  • $299.00 per month, all inclusive inventory up to 500 guns live. 
  • $399.00 per month, all inclusive inventory 501 up to 1000 guns live.
  • $499.00 per month, all inclusive inventory 1001 up to 2000 guns live.
  • $599.00 per month, all inclusive inventory 2001 up to 3000 guns live.
  • $699.00 per month, all inclusive inventory 3001 up to 4000 guns live.
  • $799.00 per month, all inclusive inventory 4001 up to 5000 guns live.
Platinum Monthly fees apply as long as listings remain active.  Additional fees, auto upload, management etc. may apply. 
Inventory larger than 5000 listings or have multiple stores, ask about our custom pricing Contact Us 
Sign in to and proceed to your Profile under Sellers Tool.  You may upgrade your membership under the billing information section.

Services Listings 

Basic Services listings, $20 per month. 
Featuring a Service Listing, $10 additional per month. 
Having a link and Banner in the listing, $50 additional per month. 

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PRICING A GUN currently has over 100,000 guns listed for sale.’s sellers include the most well respected dealers in the country to the small specialty dealers and individual collectors. 
To find a value you can:
1. Review similar guns for sale on
2. You may utilize our Affiliates online pricing The Blue Book of Gun Values.  One of the most well respected names in gun pricing.
3. For $75 per gun you may have evaluate your firearm(s) reply via email, detailed photos to GunValues 

The first step for a seller is to list a gun for sale is to register with  There is no charge for registering. All listings do need to be renewed on a 90 day basis if still available.  There are no renewal fees.  The renewal process helps keep sold guns off the site.
REGISTER, click on the red FREE registration button on the left side of the screen.  The registration page will open, complete the registration form. At this time you also need to check the boxes next to your personal information that you would like displayed in your listings. You will not need to enter this information about yourself again, as it will display within your profile section of all your listings. This information or your choice to display it in your listing may be edited at any time by going to your profile, found under Sellers Tools, on the home page.

Tips from on the basics of creating a listing.
  1. Place no road blocks to sales.  Do not tell buyers to look for pictures elsewhere, call for a price, leave out manufacture dates, or measurements. 
  2. Pictures sell the guns. Take enough pictures to place the gun in the potential buyer’s hands. No one wants returns…be sure to photograph any flaws.
  3. Buyers appreciate a seller taking the time to create a detailed listing and therefore eliminating the need to ask basic questions, or worse just skipping your listing to purchase from another seller.
  4. Finally, proof your listings…did they load with all the images and details.    
Title:  Include the Manufacturer, Model and Caliber (Minimum)
Buy Now:  The Buy Now Option – When you choose the Buy Now option for your listings, registered buyers can purchase your gun or accessory right away at the listed price.  If a buyer clicks on the Buy Now button, then you will be sent a confirmation email to follow up with the buyer for payment and FFL information if necessary.  The listing will be made inactive at that moment.  Should the sale fall through you have the ability to make the listing active again.  Once a Buy Now has been executed by a potential buyer the listing goes inactive. From your My Listings page you can manage this listing. While inactive there is a Relist button on the right.  Should the sale have fallen through you can click on the Relist button and the listing will go live again for no fee. If a buyer clicks the Buy Now option, you as the seller are obligated to finalize the sale at the listed price. The Buy Now option can be chosen when initially listing the gun or accessory for sale or in the edit mode by checking the Buy Now box located just above the description box on the Add Listing / Edit Listing page.  The Buy Now feature can be chosen on a listing by listing basis. The Buy Now option can increase sales as it allows the buyer to buy when they are most excited about the item.  There are no fees for the option for either the buyer or seller.  
Description:  Include any features a buyer may place in a search that does not fall under the bullet point fields, i.e.. Proofs, Provenance, Commemorative, Condition discussion, Country of manufacture, Use – i.e... Skeet, Trap, Varmint, African Safari .
Bullet points: Minimum fields should be Manufacturer, Model, Caliber, Barrel Length, Condition and Year Made.
Price Field: Only include the current price to assist with price searches.  If it was lowered include this information under description such as was $1000 and now $900.  Price field $900
Date of manufacture is very important to many buyers, include it. Do not depend on a buyer to look it up from a serial number.   The date of manufacture is particularly important once a firearm is 50 years old, as it then qualifies as a Curio & Relic for transfer purposes.  If the firearm was manufactured prior to 1899 then it then qualifies as an Antique for transfer purposes and can be shipped directly to the buyer.  The date of manufacture is very important for Colt’s and Winchester’s in particular to properly categorize on Many of the models, i.e.. Colt Single Action Army’s 1st Gen, 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen or Winchester rifles as Antique, Pre and Post 64 are dependent upon the date of manufacture.
Here are some quick and helpful links for dates of manufacture:
Westley Richards
Popular Manufacturers - Serialization & Dates of Manufacture -
Under Sellers Tools: click on Seller Tools, and then click either Add Gun Listing, Add Gun Part & Accessory Listing or Service Listing, depending on the type of listing that you are adding. The Listing page will open. Choose from the drop down menu the category you would like your gun (item) listed in. If you would like it listed in a second category then choose another from the second category drop down list. Fill in the title description, this would be the maker, model and gauge or caliber. If you have your own inventory control numbers this field has been provided as your listing number. A number will also be generated in your listing for reference purposes.  Complete the Description box with relevant information you would like a buyer to know about this gun. Enter a price in the Price box. Check the boxes Curio & Relic or Antique if they apply. This will include your listing in searches for Curio & Relic or Antique. If you would like automatic bullet points complete the Preset listing section. Complete any pertinent fields for your gun in the Preset listing portion. Only the fields filled in will appear in the listing by bullet points.  Lastly, you need to complete the photo uploads. One word of advice here, photos sell guns and be sure to take advantage of all image slots. Also, don't redirect someone to a photo site or say you will email more....that is a road block to sales.
Adding Photo instructions:
Select the photo off your computer to upload to the server.
Recommended minimum image size is 1500 - 2500 pixels wide. We can accept jpeg, jpg, gif and png files only.
Anything smaller will not be increased in size to preserve clarity and will be smaller on the site.
Anything larger than 1500 wide pixels up to 2,500 pixels wide will be able to be upsized with our enlargement icon  located in the upper left corner of the opened image on  Maximin display is 2,500 px wide or high.
Option A Multi Photo Upload Instructions
  1. Click Option A Upload Tab below.
  2. Click the Green "Add Images" button below.
  3. The File Upload box will open. Locate the images that you wish to upload for this listing. (Images must be saved to your hard drive or another storage device connected to your computer)
  4. Hold down your control (CTRL) button and left click, or drag and highlight on all the images you wish to use on this listing.
  5. Click the open button in the bottom right corner.
  6. You will see the upload progress. When complete all image thumbnails will display a delete button next to the image.
  7. You may now drag the images to different positions to change the order, or leave them in the order they loaded. NOTE the photo in position one will be your lead photo in the preview, therefore, have the first photo be your best.
  8. When you are finished, remember to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "add listing" button.
  9. This process may take a while, WAIT until all images have loaded before clicking the "add Listing" Button.  Red delete buttons will appear next to all images that have fully loaded.
Option B Individual Photo File Upload Instructions
  1. Click the Option B Upload Tab below.
  2. Click the Upload link to the right of the photo position.
  3. Click the Browse button in the pop up window. (Safari Users Choose File Button)
  4. A window will open for you to browse the files on your computer. Using the "Look in" drop down arrow locate where your photos are saved on your computer. Perhaps within the My Photos folder under My Documents or perhaps you are uploading from a removable card from your Camera.
  5. Once you have located the correct photo file/photo double left click on the file /photo that you wish to upload.
  6. Click on the upload the file button.
  7. You will now see the photo that you are going to upload in that position. If this is not the correct photo, simply delete and repeat the process on that same photo position.
  8. Repeat this photo upload process until you have uploaded all the photos you wish to have with this listing. 
When you are finished, remember to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “add listing” button to submit your listing.  You will now view a preview of the listing you added. Three options are now presented 1. Add another listing 2. View all your listings or 3. Return to home page.  If you notice an error in the view then choose View all your listings and you can edit from that page.  
When you offer an item for sale through, you must be prepared to sell that item at the price at which, and the terms on which, you've listed it. All items offered for sale on must be owned by or legally consigned to the seller. Each gun listing must represent a specific gun with it’s own specific serial number. NO Manufacturer stock photos allowed. To list an item for sale on, sellers are required to provide certain identifying and contact information. The information must accurately identify the seller. You may not use our website to promote, without our prior written permission, any other website, product or service.
Link to your Listings: Each and every registered member has their own assigned direct link into their listings alone on  This unique link can be used on your Web site or in marketing emails to your customers to put your inventory in front of them.  Your personalized link can be found on your Profile page. Use your link and see how easy it is to put your guns in front of your customers!!!!!
This Inbox tool holds all Contact Seller emails and your replies sent on the email server.   All Contact Seller emails are still sent directly to your email address of record as well.  This feature may be used in the event you are traveling, your email service is down, to double check that your contacts are not getting caught in your SPAM controls etc. Inbox stores a maximum of 200 emails.  It is not necessary to use the Inbox, but is provided as a service to our members free of charge.
A. Sorting:
Once a listing has been added the information and photos will be saved under Sellers Tools in My Listings.  Listings are saved in ID order by default with the most recent listing on top.  Listings are separated with the Featured listings in order at the top and standard listings below.  Gun Part & Accessory and Service listings are listed below the gun listings.  The sort order can be changed by clicking on the order sort drop box just above the listings: Sort > Alphabetical - A to Z or Z to A      Price - Lowest First or Highest First      GI Number - Oldest First or Newest First (Newest First is the default sort)      Sellers Inventory Number    Once a sort is chosen it will save until you choose a different sort.
B. Searching in My Listings:
You may utilize the search boxes to find a specific listing in the My Listings area by GI #, Sellers Inventory Inventory# or by text in the title or description.  Once the search has been completed and you have edited or removed the listing be sure to click the See All button to return to the view of all listings. 
C. Renewal of Listings: 
ALL RENEWALS ARE FREE!   All listings on expire every 90 days. This is to keep sold guns off of  Simply sign into your account.  Proceed from Sellers Tools to My Listings and either click the individual listings renew link or you may check the boxes "Select This Listing" and then click the Renew button at the top of your listings or you may simply click the "Renew All" button at the top of your listings.
When a listing is set to expire at a notification to renew email will go out at 7 days, 3 days and 1 day before the expiration. If the listing is not renewed it will remain in your account 60 days as inactive and then if not renewed and reactivated it will be permanently deleted from the data bases.

D. Recreate Feature:   
After a listing is 60 days old a Recreate button will appear next to your listing on your My Listings page.  By clicking the Recreate button the listing will be recreated as a new listing, with a new GI#.  This feature is included in the pricing of a Platinum account.  A Premium account will be charged $18 per listing and a Basic account will be charged $21 per listing. 

The difference between Renew and Recreate - All listings expire in 90 days. Renewing a listing simply keeps the listing from expiring and being removed from  There are no fees to Renew a listing.  Recreating is a process that makes the listing "new" again.  It will be assigned a new GI# ad recycle back through New Today and the Wish List Data Base.  The Recreate feature is included  in the Platinum account.  However,  the Premium and Basic accounts do incur a per listing charge.  The recreate feature is extremely helpful for sales with an older listing. Particularly one that has had a price adjustment or the content or images have been edited.
E. Mark Sale Pending or Remove a Listing: 

Sale Pending:   
Sign in, proceed from Sellers Tools down to My Listings on a PC, from Menu to My Listings on a phone.   Scroll to the sold listing and click the Sale Pending button on the right of the listing.

Remove a listing: Once a gun is sold and the inspection period has expired, it must be removed from as per our User Agreement.  
To remove a listing,
  • Sign in to 
  • Proceed to Sellers Tools on the Navy Blue Tool bar
  • Choose the My Listings section. 
  • On your listing page click the remove link on the right in the listing that you wish to remove. 
  • You will receive a Pop Up.  The pop up is just to let you know that you are removing a listing and it can not be undone.  This avoids an accidental removal.  At this point if you do wish to remove the gun listing you click the Remove Listing box.
  • If you have a few listings to remove you may check the box on each listing to remove and then click the remove checked listings button at the top of the My Listings Page. 
  • This listing title and list price will be held in your account for your records in the history link under "My Listings".  
  • We do not charge when sold fees. 

F. Edit a Draft: 
To edit a draft listing, 
  • Sign in to 
  • Proceed to Sellers Tools on the Navy Blue Tool Bar
  • Choose to  "My Listings". 
  • On the My Listings page choose the edit draft button next to the listing that you wish to make changes to.  
  • You may now make changes to the categories, description, price, pre-set fields and photos. 
  • When all changes are made and you are happy with the new listing information and photo choices you may click the Add Listing button.  If you would still like to wait you may click Save Draft button.  If you save as a Draft again it will NOT be live. 

Edit a Listing: 
To edit a listing, 
  • Sign in to 
  • Proceed to Sellers Tools on the Navy Blue Tool Bar
  • Choose to  "My Listings". 
  • On the My Listings page choose the edit button next to the listing that you wish to make changes to.  
  • You may now make changes to the categories, description, price, pre-set fields and photos. Only Platinum accounts can edit a title.  If you have made a typo in the title, email support and we will be happy to correct the title. 
  • When all changes are made and you are happy with the new listing information and photo choices click the update listing button.

G. Feature/ UnFeature Listings: 
Featured listings are only available to Premium and Platinum Memberships. The Featured listings are at the top of their categories and highlighted in yellow.  On your original add listings page, as well as the edit page, for each listing is a Feature check box.  This box allows you to manage the listings that are displayed as featured.  Simply check the box within the listing to perform the action.  Premium Memberships have 6 Gun and 6 Gun Related Feature options and Platinum Memberships have 10 Gun and 10 Gun Part & Accessory feature options.  If you have used your maximum number of featured listings you will no longer see the box when adding new listings. To feature a new listing when all featured listing spots have been used, you will need to remove the check from the feature box in an existing listing to free up a spot.

H. Inactive/ Active Link:
In your My Listing page within each listing is an Inactive/ Active link.  Should you wish to make the listing Inactive, as when the gun is sold, shipped and you are awaiting the 3 day inspection period to expire, you may simply click the link.  An inactive listing will have an orange bar across the listing.  This will pull the listing from public view on the site.  If you wish to reactivate then simply click the link again to activate.  All inactive listings six months old are automatically removed from the account. 

I. Listing History Button:
Your listing history and payment history is all stored for you. and can be accesses in your My Listings page  by clicking on the Listing History button.  Photos and complete listing information is not stored.  Saved items include Guns International #, Sellers Inventory #, Title, Listed Price,  Date Listed, Date Expired, Date Removed and Total Fees.
J. Make an informational change in your Profile?
To change your update credit card information or any other information in your Profile.
  1. Sign into your account with
  2. Put your mouse over Buyer or Seller Tools on the main navigational bar and a drop down menu will appear.
  3. Choose the Profile option, by clicking on it.
  4. Your Profile will open. Make any changes you wish.
  5. Be sure to check the boxes next to your personal information that you would like displayed in your listings.
  6.  Click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of your Profile information. 
  7. For account security in order to change your email address or phone number you will need to call support 727-786-7441 and provide your PIN number.
J. To update credit card information on file.
  1. Sign into your account with
  2. Put your mouse over Buyer or Seller Tools on the main navigational bar and a drop down menu will appear.
  3. Choose the Profile option, by clicking on it.
  4. Your Profile will open. Scroll down to the billing section.
  5. Click the box that says "Update my Credit Card Info"
  6. Fill in the new credit card number, expiration and ccv number.  Be sure the address in the billing section is where the credit card company mails your bill for this card. 
  7.  Click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of your Profile information.
K. How can I add myself to the FFL search?
If you did not originally add your company to the FFL search data base when you registered you can edit your Profile to add into the data base.
  1. Sign into your account with
  2. Put your mouse over Buyer or Seller Tools on the main navigational bar and a drop down menu will appear.
  3. Choose the Profile option, by clicking on it.
  4. Your Profile will open. Click the box to say yes that you are a FFL.
  5. Complete the FFL section that opens.
  6.  Click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of your Profile information. 

Selling and shipping a firearm:
All buyers and sellers on are required to obey all local, state, U.S... and International laws.  Below are the details and links regarding the legal transfer of firearms within the United States.  We at would recommend that even if it is not required by law to use a FFL for the transfer, that you the seller deliver to an FFL to transfer your firearm.  Utilizing a FFL for transfer helps to insure a firearm does not fall into the hands of a prohibited person.  Should any buyer contact you to request the firearm be delivered direct or any other illegal delivery cease all conversation or emails with this buyer and report it to   Should any seller offer to deliver a firearm in avoidance of the law do not finalize the sale and contact

The following information is provides as a reference, but we do not guarantee accuracy.   For complete current regulations you will find these links helpful:
Federal ATF FAQ's  
ATF State Laws
NRA State Gun Laws
Shipping via FedEx
Shipping via UPS.
Shipping via U.S.Postal Service

(B1) To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?
A person may sell a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his State, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. A person may sell or transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(d), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]
(B2) From whom may an unlicensed person acquire a firearm under the GCA?
A person may only acquire a firearm within the person's own State, except that he or she may purchase or otherwise acquire a rifle or shotgun, in person, at a licensee's premises in any State, provided the sale complies with State laws applicable in the State of sale and the State where the purchaser resides. A person may borrow or rent a firearm in any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and (5), 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.29 and 478.30]
(B3) May an unlicensed person obtain a firearm from an out-of-State source if the person arranges to obtain the firearm through a licensed dealer in the purchaser's own State?
A person not licensed under the GCA and not prohibited from acquiring firearms may purchase a firearm from an out-of-State source and obtain the firearm if an arrangement is made with a licensed dealer in the purchaser's State of residence for the purchaser to obtain the firearm from the dealer.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(3) and 922(b)(3)]
(B4) May an unlicensed person obtain ammunition from an out-of-State source?
Yes, provided he or she is not a person prohibited from possessing or receiving ammunition.
[18 U.S.C. 922(g) and (n)]
(B5) Are there certain persons who cannot legally receive or possess firearms and/or ammunition?
Yes, a person who –
(1) Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;
(2) Is a fugitive from justice;
(3) Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
(4) Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution;
(5) Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States or an alien admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
(6) Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
(7) Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his or her citizenship;
(8) Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner; or
(9) Has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
(10) Cannot lawfully receive, possess, ship, or transport a firearm.
A person who is under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year cannot lawfully receive a firearm.
Such person may continue to lawfully possess firearms obtained prior to the indictment or information.
[18 U.S.C. 922(g) and (n), 27 CFR 478.32]
(B6) Do law enforcement officers who are subject to restraining orders and who receive and possess firearms for purposes of carrying out their official duties violate the law?
Not if the firearms are received and possessed for official use only.
The law prohibits persons subject to certain restraining orders from receiving, shipping, transporting or possessing firearms or ammunition. To be disabling, the restraining order must:
1.      specifically restrain the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an "intimate partner" of the person (e.g., spouse);
2.      be issued after a hearing of which notice was given to the person and at which the person had an opportunity to participate; and
3.      include a finding that the person subject to the order represents a credible threat to the "intimate partner" or child of the "intimate partner" OR explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force against the partner.
However, the GCA has an exception for the receipt and possession of firearms and ammunition on behalf of a Federal or State agency. Therefore, the GCA does not prohibit a law enforcement officer under a restraining order from receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition for use in performing official duties. Possession of the firearm for official purposes while off duty would be lawful if such possession is required or authorized by law or by official departmental policy. An officer subject to a disabling restraining order would violate the law if the officer received or possessed a firearm or ammunition for other than official use. (See Question Q13 on officers' receipt and possession of firearms and ammunition after a conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The government exception does not apply to such convictions.)
[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(32), 922(g)(8) and 925(a)(1)]
(B7) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?
A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.
[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]
(B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier?
A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract carrier to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]
(B9) May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?
Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.
(B10) May a person who is relocating out of State move firearms with other household goods?
Yes. A person who lawfully possesses a firearm may transport or ship the firearm interstate when changing his or her State of residence.
Certain NFA firearms must have prior approval from the Bureau of ATF before they may be moved interstate. The person must notify the mover that firearms are being transported. He or she should also check State and local laws where relocating to ensure that movement of firearms into the new State does not violate any State law or local ordinance.
[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(4) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.28 and 478.31]
(B11) What constitutes residency in a State?
The State of residence is the State in which an individual is present; the individual also must have an intention of making a home in that State. A member of the Armed Forces on active duty is a resident of the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located. If a member of the Armed Forces maintains a home in one State and the member's permanent duty station is in a nearby State to which he or she commutes each day, then the member has two States of residence and may purchase a firearm in either the State where the duty station is located or the State where the home is maintained. An alien who is legally in the United States is considered to be a resident of a State only if the alien is residing in that State and has resided in that State continuously for a period of at least 90 days prior to the date of sale of the firearm. See also Item 5, "Sales to Aliens in the United States," in the General Information section of this publication.
[18 U.S.C. 921(b), 922(a) (3), and 922(b)(3), 27 CFR 478.11]
(B12) May a person (who is not an alien) who resides in one State and owns property in another State purchase a handgun in either State?
If a person maintains a home in 2 States and resides in both States for certain periods of the year, he or she may, during the period of time the person actually resides in a particular State, purchase a handgun in that State. However, simply owning property in another State does not qualify the person to purchase a handgun in that State.
[27 CFR 478.11]
(B13) May aliens legally in the United States buy firearms?
An alien legally in the U.S. may acquire firearms if he has a State of residence. An alien has a State of residence only if he is residing in that State and has resided in a State continuously for at least 90 days prior to the purchase. An alien acquiring firearms from a licensee is required to prove both his identity, by presenting a government-issued photo identification, and his residency with substantiating documentation showing that he has resided in the State continuously for the 90-day period prior to the purchase. Examples of qualifying documentation to prove residency include: utility bills, lease agreements, credit card statements, and pay stubs from the purchaser's place of employment, if such documents include residential addresses.
See also Item 5, "Sales to Aliens in the United States," in the General Information section of this publication.
[18 U.S.C. 921, 922(b)(3), (d) and (g), 27 CFR 478.11 and 478.99(a)]
(B14) May a parent or guardian purchase firearms or ammunition as a gift for a juvenile (less than 18 years of age)?
Yes. However, possession of handguns by juveniles (less than 18 years of age) is generally unlawful. Juveniles generally may only receive and possess handguns with the written permission of a parent or guardian for limited purposes, e.g., employment, ranching, farming, target practice or hunting.
[18 U.S.C. 922(x)]
(B15) Are curio or relic firearms exempt from the provisions of the GCA?
No. Curios or relics are still firearms subject to the provisions of the GCA; however, curio or relic firearms may be transferred in interstate commerce to licensed collectors or other licensees.
(B16) What record-keeping procedures should be followed when two private individuals want to engage in a firearms transaction?
When a transaction takes place between private (unlicensed) persons who reside in the same State, the Gun Control Act (GCA) does not require any record keeping. A private person may sell a firearm to another private individual in his or her State of residence and, similarly, a private individual may buy a firearm from another private person who resides in the same State. It is not necessary under Federal law for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) to assist in the sale or transfer when the buyer and seller are "same-State" residents. Of course, the transferor/seller may not knowingly transfer a firearm to someone who falls within any of the categories of prohibited persons contained in the GCA. See 18 U.S. C. §§ 922(g) and (n). However, as stated above, there are no GCA-required records to be completed by either party to the transfer.
There may be State or local laws or regulations that govern this type of transaction. Contact State Police units or the office of your State Attorney General for information on any such requirements.
Please note that if a private person wants to obtain a firearm from a private person who resides in another State, the firearm will have to be shipped to an FFL in the buyer's State. The FFL will be responsible for record keeping. See also Question B3.
Exporting a Firearm from the US: does not profess to be experts on the laws outside of the US or within the US.   Firearms purchased within the United States must be exported via a licensed exporter located within the United States. Contact the licensed exporter directly for the necessary information regarding the export process.  A few helpful links would be 
Canadian laws    
ATF US laws industry  
US State laws 
You may also contact one of our registered  Import Export FFL's

Information from the BUYERS TUTORIAL that is quite helpful for Sellers as well:
Buying Process on
If you can legally own a gun you can purchase a gun on the internet. Check out the guns for sale on, there are over 75,000 guns for sale on
From the home page browse the many gun, gun related and Services categories.  When you find a category that you are interested in click the category name.  Now a preview page will open with a preview of each listing available. When browsing guns in the preview pages for sale on you may click the photo, title or the link "click for more info", which is highlighted in blue on the gun listing that you are interested in.  This will bring up the entire listing with all the details the seller has written on the gun, as well as extra photos they may have entered.  Within the entire listing there is a complete description and photo previews. These photo previews enlarge by clicking on them.  Once a photo is enlarged you may continue to click the enlarged photo and it will continue to display the rest of the photos on this gun that the seller has added to this listing. Included within the Detail listing is complete Sellers information and the "Contact Seller" form.  In the contact seller form you may fill in any questions of the gun, make an offer or ask any delivery questions on the gun. Fill in the code that appears just above the send button. Why do we have that pain in the neck code to fill in?  To stop unsavory people on the internet from using our site to send spam and scam mail. Once you have completed the form simply click send. If you have completed this before the system will remember you and you need not complete a code simply check the box that says I am not a robot. is strictly a classified listing service and the transaction is between you and the seller. One point here, if you are a registered member and signed in the Contact Seller form with automatically fill in your name, phone and email address.
How do I search for better results?
We have three separate searches available on ?
  • The first is the Quick Search box located on all pages at the top in the Navy Blue navigational bar. In the Quick Search you can narrow using the drop down of Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, Revolver, Pistol, Gun Parts (Although this is not necessary). You may enter multiple criteria i.e.. Browning Diana 410 The search will return All exact matches.  The exact wording must be present within the listing to be returned in the search results. You may wish to leave out punctuation or abbreviations as they may not match the text of the listing.  i.e. use 410 versus .410 or 410 Ga. or 410 gauge.
  • The Advanced Search both mini and detailed.  The Mini Advanced Search is available by hovering your mouse over the Advanced Search text next to the Quick Search. The Mini Advance Search will drop down.  To access the detailed Advanced Search double click on the Advanced Search text on the Navy Blue navigational bar or click the "Show me more options". Within the Advanced Search you may, as in the example above, fill in Keyword as you would in the General Search.  In addition in advanced search you may also search within a category, location or within price parameters etc.
  • The third search is our Saved Search. To create a Saved Search you must be registered. You access the Saved Search under Buyer Tools on the home page. The Saved Search is the same Search technology as the Advanced Search but the criteria can be saved and run at your leisure without having to fill it in over and over.

Search results are drawn from the title and descriptions within the listings.  Many listers abbreviate and magnum would not bring back Mag for example. 

How do I use Tell a Friend ?
There are two Tell a Friend features on  One located on the left of the page at all times is to Tell a Friend about  The second is accessed in a specific gun listing and it states Tell a Friend about this listing. To utilize simply click on the link "Tell a Friend...".  Complete the pop up form, (double check your friends email) fill in the code and then click send. If you have completed this code prior the system will remember you and you just need to check the box that says I am not a robot and click send. 
 How do I use View All by this Seller?
Simply click the link and in the full listing format and all listings currently available by that seller will come up for you to browse.
How do I use the "Watch this Listing"?
You must be a registered member and signed in on to use this feature. Click the link "Watch this Listing" and it will automatically be saved to your "Watch List".  You may view your "Watch List" by placing your mouse over the "Buyer Tools" on the navy blue navigational bar.  In the drop down from Buyer Tools click on Watch List and all listings links that you have placed there will be available.  Watch items are removed by clicking the remove this listing button or if the seller has removed the listing from
 How do I create a "Wish List"?
You must be a registered member and signed in on to use this feature.
“Wish List” will match your filled out form nightly with all the “New Today” gun and gun part & accessory listings. You will receive an email when there is a match to the criteria in your Wish List.

To create a wish list:
Under the Buyer's Tools, click on Wish List
In the Wish List page, click on the "Add a New Wish List" button
First name the Wish List, so you can identify that "Wish". Next fill in the criteria that are important to you, , and save it.  Complete a saved "Wish List” for each gun you wish to receive an email notification from  Once you have saved the "Wish List", you will be emailed automatically when guns added to the site for sale match your specifications.  
Broad Wish Lists: Fill out one search criteria such as the Manufacturer or a Category.
The Screen Name will only give you results for that seller....this is not for you to fill in your screen name.
The search may be narrowed by selecting more then one criteria.  
Keyword:  Diana
Manufacturer: Browning
Gauge:  410

The results will only include Browning Diana 410 listings. Note: if the seller did not put the same text in their listings it will not be a match. Be careful how much you narrow it down. 
The Keyword searches the title and description and must match the text written in the listing.   The word entered in the keyword box must match the text the seller uses exactly.  The keyword phrase entered in the keyword box must match the text and order of the text the seller uses exactly. As no two sellers write their titles or descriptions the same, less is better here. 
Example: S&W can be tricky as some will fill in S&W and some Smith & Wesson.  You may wish to create 2 Wishes for such a Wish.
To edit Wish Lists that you have created:  Sign in to, proceed to Buyers Tools and down to the Wish List section. Click on Wish List.   To edit a "Wish" click the edit button next to the Wish you would like to change. Make any changes you would like and then click the save button.

To delete any Wish List notification emails, sign in proceed to Buyers Tools and down to Wish Lists, simply click the delete button next to the Wish List that you no longer need to receive. You will receive a warning pop up that tells you you can not undo this action.  Simply click OK and the Wish List will be deleted.
How can I check on a seller that I would like to buy a gun from? is committed to it's users personal and financial information protection.  We utilize high levels of internet security to protect your private personal and financial information.  While a buyer being defrauded by a seller on our site is exceedingly rare, you must realize that you are dealing over the internet and as such take the necessary precautions. You must gain a comfort level with who you are dealing with on the site.
  1. If they are a FFL, ask for their FFL number and check under our FFL links on the ATF Online EZ check system, that they are currently registered.
  2. You may also go to  and perform a reverse number look up to make sure they are who they say they are.  
  3. Be sure to clarify the seller's return policy.'s return guideline is: Unless the buyer and seller agree to modify, as may be the case in a new gun, the return policy includes a 3 day inspection period.  Read Complete Return Policy
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