Used Firearm Sales

My family will be selling several firearms from my brother's "collection" and I'm wondering how best to do this given the quantity of pieces (roughly 65-70 firearms in total as well as ammunition, reloading pieces, bows, etc.). We will certainly start with an inventory of everything and will take pictures as we go.

- Given the quantity, will I need a license?
- Best way to advertise and sell to minimize the overall effort?
- If a "broker" is considered, what is a reasonable commission?
- Best source/s to sell in or at?
- What not to do?

Thanks for your help fellas. I'm not on line daily but will do my best to monitor any feedback.


We have a classified section you could sell the items on our forum.
If the firearms are modern....then they will need to go through an FFL.
You will not need to get a license.

A easier way , but one with less "profit" for you is to put them on consignment at a local gun shop or sell them out right to a gun shop....that said...Most gun shops will buy at 40 - 50 percent less than what the gun is worth.

If you don't need the money right away....
I would do as you said and take an inventory , pictures and the like....make sure that the firearms are properly "IDed" in just what make and model they are.
And then sell them on here a little at a time.

Right now guns are a tough / tricky sell in my area at least....
Many folks want a gun , so that is good... and lot's of others are selling guns through private sales there can be lots to choose from...
Or , it could be that the gun that is available is not popular at the it won't sell at any price.
Also be advised that there is :
Book value...
Internet store value...
And just what the gun will actually sell for value....
These can be vastly different.


A book that i think that would be of great help would be the "bluebook of modern gun values". At least it would be a starting point. In Oregon all sales of guns with few exceptions must go throuh an FFL , this protects you by recording a lawful transaction. This board collectively has a lot of knowledge dont be afraid of asking questions.
That sounds like a good source JR. Yes, having my own firearms, I've dealt with and am aware of some federal requirements but certainly not all. I appreciate your feedback.


And be aware of the guy who wants the gun but don't want a BCG.
you don't want to go to jail.
Or have them take all your guns and gun rights away.
Another words find out what the law is and stick with it.


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