How to Sell Your Gun for the Most Money
Whether you are selling your gun to a collector, an FFL Dealer, through an auction website or by other means, it is important to understand how much your gun is worth and what an appraisal for the gun looks like.
We have so many stories from all over the country of gun owners to regular people who have inherited a firearm, about the surprising amount (or sometimes and most, unfortunately, how little…) of money they have received for ‘a hunk of metal that sat in the closet.’
While the number of guns in circulation is at a high, the rate of gun ownership in the U.S. has declined quite a bit since its peak a few decades ago.
When a gun owner decides to sell their guns, they often find it difficult or annoying to dispose of their guns legally and safely. As a licensed FFL and huge proponents of gun safety and proper gun use and handling, CashMyGuns wanted to help our community, and others throughout the country, by providing a program that is safe, legal, and discreet. Also, CashMyGuns.com donates 5% of every gun bought back to programs that promote gun safety and prevent gun violence.
There are by various estimates anywhere from 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States — close to one firearm for every man, woman, and child. Gun buyback programs became quite popular in the early 1990s, but working out the kinks took a few years, too.
Each year in the United States, there are an estimated 500,000 guns stolen from homes where they were not properly stored. Honest and law-abiding gun owners have had their homes broken into for this reason, and for many people, it’s just not worth keeping their firearms – we understand.
CashMyGuns professionally appraises every firearm that comes to us. Gun appraisal follows strict guidelines based on: make, model, metal finish, wood finish, overall condition & functionality, rarity, and comparative sales. Whether you’re an experienced gun owner or know nothing about handling firearms, we will make sure to give you an honest appraisal of your gun’s value and offer you a fair price for it, guaranteed.
Trading in a gun at a pawn shop or gun shop is something that can easily get tricky – and you’ll probably get low-balled. It’s just the way it is. And if you’re taking it to somewhere like Dick’s, Cabela’s, or Gander Mountain, you’ll probably get a little less than the pawn shop, which is even more annoying.
The gun certainly could have been in your family since 1942, but if it’s a cheap-o hunk of metal you’re not going to get much for it. Does it have an actual history, though? Was it used in the war? Was it used in movies? Selling through CashMyGuns for items like this will ensure the most money for your gun, not at the pawn shop or ‘big box’ gun store.
The best part of using CashMyGuns.com is that it won’t cost you a dime. We pay for all shipping and transfer costs and pay to have the shipping supplies sent to you. Once your firearm has been received and appraised we send you a check for an agreed value of the gun. We make it as easy as possible for you to send us your unwanted firearms at no cost.
The general rule of thumb for getting the most money for your firearm is to do your research. Look at what kind of gun you have, look at who manufactured it, look at what it sells for new, used, etc. Is it worn? Mint condition? One little scratch will dock you, so be honest with yourself, and we’ll be honest with you, too.