Trusts and Estate Consignments
Don't be taken advantage of! Many people find out after they sell inherited guns that they had rare collectors firearms worth a significantly more than their selling price.
We are experienced and prepared to work with heirs, banks and attorneys to assist with placing value and disposition of estates of any size. Please call the Acquisition Department and ask for Leslie Pursell at 1-800-238-8022. Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) can assist you through the entire process and takes pride in helping a family with estate collections. We understand the emotional ties that a family can have with the firearms. We work to get the heirs as much money as possible. Talk to us first before selling to a gun shop or other firearms dealer. Used guns are where most dealers make their money and they generally lowball potential sellers who bring them used guns.
Of course, you could course list the guns for sale yourself; this is allowed by Federal law. However, not only is this a very time consuming process, but if you want to get good prices for your guns, you must know about them. You will need to take good photographs in addition to writing up proper and accurate descriptions for each gun. You also need to create and maintain good records of your sales. You must ship every gun made after 1898 to an FFL dealer in the state of the buyer. That dealer will send you his license, signed in ink or faxed/emailed and you must send the gun to the address on the license. You will also be required to send a copy of your driver’s license with the gun and to retain the FFL license you receive for your records.
Remember, on some internet gun websites without feedback, you may be suspected of being a fraudulent account, especially if the guns are priced below book value.
We believe your best option is to work with us to transport your collection. Let us do the work; we do it better than any other firearms auction company in the world. This will maximize the money you will get by allowing us to market your firearms to the world. We do this with our full color catalogs and the best firearms auction house website in the business. Our customer database is approaching 100,000 clients.
Are you considering another auction company? We are number 1 in firearms for a reason. Before you sign up with a competitor here are some questions to ask.
Let’s get started. You can call us at 800-238-8022 and ask for the Acquisitions Department.
Don’t want to call? You can also just shoot us an email: email@example.com with your questions.
Or fill out a consignment request right here. Send us a description of the firearms you have and photos if available.