About CT Firearms Auction

Connecticut Firearms Auction is a specialty auction company located in Berlin CT with a focus on customer service. We sell Antique and Modern guns from collections and estates throughout the country.  We are licensed Federal, State, and Municipal gun dealers, fully insured. We make the process of selling a gun collection at live auction simple and easy to understand.

Call us today for more information: 203-710-0189

We’re an American Firearms Auction with a Global Reach

Located in the very center of American Gun Manufacturing: The very best guns are and have been made within a few minutes of our auction facility in Connecticut: Colt, Winchester, New Haven, Ruger, Marlin, and Smith and Wesson in Springfield Massachusetts. This gives CT Firearms a unique position in the marketplace

We sell antique guns and modern firearms

Our Process: We evaluate and inspect the guns you would like to sell at auction. We prepare and sign a detailed contract with clear terms.  The firearms collection is tagged, photographed, cataloged and presented to the largest possible group of buyers through print media, internet, mail, and phone marketing. The guns are then sold at live and online auction and payment is collected. We ship the guns to properly licensed dealers and collectors. Once the auction is over, we provide a full report of all sales, and payment less commission within 30 business days.

We’re committed to gun safety: All members of our staff are trained to safely handle and transport, and properly display firearms throughout the sales process.

Security and storage: Our facility supports multiple long gun and hand gun vaults with the capacity for thousands of guns. We utilized modern alarm and camera systems, and all of our employees undergo background checks.

Connecticut firearms offers Probate, Estate and Insurance Appraisals for Antique and Modern Gun collections. Free Verbal appraisals by appointment, just call for more information.

Shipping: All shipping of firearms is done in-house. We carefully pack guns using custom boxes and packing material. Everything ships insured, tracked and signed for by an adult. All transfers follow Federal and local firearms laws for transfer and guns are only shipped to eligible buyers or Federal dealers.

We buy used guns and estate firearm collections

Some of our clients prefer an accurate and simple liquidation of their guns. We are happy to make a clear and fair offer to purchase your gun collection outright. We can evaluate the firearms, create an inventory, and provide you with an immediate offer. All legal transfers and

Team Members


About Auctioneer Ryan Brechlin

Ryan Brechlin is passionate about the auction business and it shows. He is a professional auctioneer, appraiser, and estate consultant. He began working with the family business; Nest Egg Auctions in the 1990’s and has held the position of primary auctioneer and appraiser since 2008. He has called over 500 Career Auctions for local Connecticut estates, non-profit organizations, and individual collections.

He appeared on and off camera for CPTV’s “Connecticut Treasure Hunt” televised appraisal events. He has made appearances With Brad Davis and Ed Says on WRDC, along with the Anna and Raven Morning Show on Star 99.9 as an appraiser and estate consultant. He conducts informal walkthrough appraisals for Connecticut estates every week, and has strong knowledge of modern and antique firearms, art and antiques. He also conducts live appraisal events for local groups in both lecture and private road-show style events. His interest in shooting sports began as a Boy Scout with firearms safety and target shooting. That interest evolved into a lifelong interest in collecting antique and modern guns. As a woodsman, he has been exploring the woods and water of New England for over 30 years.

About Specialist Tom Selmont

Tom is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and lives with his wife Sandy and their two young children. Working in the Central Connecticut area for most of his professional career Tom is known as an entrepreneur; operating successful businesses and an inventor, holding multiple US Patents and Federal Licenses.

Tom is also very active in the community. He is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman club member, enjoying the outdoors and holds a deep appreciation for the environment. Civically he is a member of Hiram Lodge No. 1 and actively partakes in its community service programs. For over a decade he has also served as an associate member and firefighter at the West Ridge Fire Association in North Haven. Tom has also spent many years responding as an Emergency Medical Technician for Nelson Ambulance in North Haven.

Professionally he deals and appraises firearms, munitions, and related of all kinds with strengths in “New Vintage” or newly collectible firearms from the Mid 50’s to 1991 (Vietnam era to Gulf war). He alone has the better part of a decade in firearms experience.