What to Know When Selling Gun Collections in Delaware

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What to Know When Selling Gun Collections in Delaware

If you are from Delaware and want to sell your gun collection, CT Firearms Auction can help.

How do you sell a gun collection in Delaware?

CT Firearms Auction has a Federal Firearms License to buy and sell handguns and long guns, so we know how to follow Delaware and federal laws. We have extensive experience in buying gun collections from private collections and estates throughout the country. We are interested in talking to anyone selling gun collections in Delaware.

Be aware of strict State & federal laws

The state of Delaware requires anyone purchasing a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer to complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms transaction form 4473. The dealer is also required to perform a National Instant Criminal Background Check System check on the purchaser. If the buyer is flagged and disallowed from purchasing for unjustified reasons, an appeal process is possible.

As it stands, there are no state laws governing the private transaction of a firearm; anyone who is permitted to own a firearm may sell a firearm. In West Virginia, local governments are barred from enacting public policies deemed more restrictive than state law for firearm transactions. Additionally, West Virginia allows for ownership of Class 3 firearms and firearm accessories, including machine guns, suppressors, short-barrel rifles, short shotguns — everything legal under the National Firearms Act registry.

According to state law, an unlicensed person cannot sell or transfer a firearm to any other unlicensed person without having conducted a criminal history background check from a licensed firearms dealer.

No permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun. Purchasers of rifles and shotguns must be 18 years old. Handgun purchasers must be 21 years old.

In Delaware, it is illegal to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess Class 3 machine guns, suppressors and short shotguns. It is also a crime under state law to sell, transfer, buy, receive or possess a bump stock or trigger crank.

There is an easier way

CT Firearms Auction can guide you through the process of selling any collection, including those with Class 3 items, offering peace of mind from transactional liability.

Auctions often are the best place to sell inherited firearms. Gun collectors come to auctions, looking for rare, fascinating and valuable firearms. Many firearms sold at auction are part of an inheritance or personal collection.

Firearm auctions enable sellers to get the best price for their guns. Instead of haggling with the retail dealer, auction houses appraise the value for a starting bid. From there, it is worth whatever a collector is willing to pay. Auction houses take a simple commission. Beware of hidden fees.

If you are interested in selling your gun collection in Delaware, please contact the experts at CT Firearms Auction.

The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. 

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