These FAQs will tell you everything you need to know about selling your gun online to Guns.com!
Once your gun is received by Guns.com, our staff will inspect it for condition and functionality; upon inspection approval, your payment will be sent.
You can choose to receive your payment via direct deposit into your bank account or by receiving a physical check in the mail.
Once you accept our offer, we will send you a pre-paid shipping label and step-by-step shipping instructions immediately. Prior to shipping, please ensure the firearm is unloaded and do not ship any ammunition. Guns.com will deduct a handling fee from the offer amount if ammo is shipped with the firearm.
There are two shipping options you can choose from:
Before packing your firearm into a box, securely wrap the firearm in bubble wrap or other suitable material, and wrap any accessories separately with bubble wrap. Then add bubble wrap or other material to ensure both the firearm and accessories pass the “shake test”. Not sure what the shake test is? Click here to read full shipping instructions. Once the firearm is securely packaged inside the box, please be sure to seal properly.
If you choose to use your own box, please make sure the box used has no labeling or other shipping indicators visible. Also check that your packaging/box doesn’t have any hazardous material indicators on it.
If you are at a UPS Customer Center you may need this permission to ship handguns letter.
Our full Shipping Guide houses full shipping instructions and a video on how to ship your firearm.
If you selected to use your own packaging for shipping, you can find your shipping label by going to the "Sell Your Gun Dashboard".
Once you are logged in, click "Submission History". In your list of active offers, locate the Offer ID you are looking to ship. Click "Details" to view that Offer ID. Here you will find your Tracking # which is clickable and downloadable so you can print your label.
If you cannot find it, please feel free to give us a call at 866-582-4867 and we will help you locate it!
Federal law allows an individual to ship a firearm directly to an FFL. https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/may-nonlicensee-ship-firearm-common-or-contract-carrier
You can verify our Federal Firearms License below: https://fflezcheck.atf.gov/FFLEzCheck/
Furthermore, all shipping is handled by a common carrier with a tracking number. Packages are tracked from the moment the customer drops off the firearm at the shipping center until it arrives at our warehouse. As a Federal Firearms Licensee, we follow all BATF regulations, including transfers through the required A&D book. We look forward to providing you with a confident transaction.
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There are a variety of factors that make up the value; age, condition, and overall market in the industry are the main criteria used.
Any digital camera and most phone camera photos are acceptable. Upload images by clicking the upload button on the form. We need images that show blemishes, scratches, dings, as well as overall quality of the firearm.
To see example photos please view our Reference Guide.
If the overall condition varies greatly from the seller’s description and/or sent images, if a different gun is sent from what was entered on the original form, or if the firearm was shipped to guns.com other than specifically instructed, the offer will be null and void and seller will be responsible for a return shipping and handling fee of $50. Guns.com reserves the right to deny any purchase.
We're happy to review a collection of firearms you're looking to sell! Click here to tell us about your firearm collection. It's simple, just tell us how many firearms you want to sell and the makes and models if known to get started.
An appraiser will get back to you quickly!
You will be able to complete this transaction entirely online. You only need to fill out the completed form describing your gun here. You will then receive an offer via email, which you can accept or decline. Once accepted, we will verify your identity and confirm your preferred method to receive payment.
We will accept a legible image of your valid state government issued drivers license. Check out our reference guide for how to take a picture of your ID.
All offers made by Guns.com are valid for 10 business days from the date you received our offer.
Most any used firearm in good quality and in working condition will be considered. However, Guns.com is not purchasing any NFA firearms at this time.
Guns.com is acquiring quality used firearms for our own inventory.
Yes, your personal data is protected and Guns.com will not share your information.
No, however Guns.com terms and conditions mandate that the seller is the rightful owner, and able to legally possess firearms. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details.
Guns.com intends to only purchase from rightful owners of the firearm, and/or as part of their personal property – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Guns.com will only purchase firearms with a legible serial number, and in compliance with all BATF, federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Firearm serial numbers are located on the frame or receiver.
Yes, Guns.com is a Federal Firearms Licensee located in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Still have questions? Our appraisers will be happy to assist you. You can contact us and we will get back to you promptly.