Can You Sell Guns on Craigslist? Letgo? Ebay? Etsy?

Can I sell guns on Craigslist?

This is a frequently asked question on the internet.

Craigslist, Ebay, Etsy and Letgo, no is the short and quick answer. Why would you want to? That is if you want to get the most money for your guns.

Now, if you have something such as a BB gun, Airsoft gun, gun parts, or other related firearm related items, it is very important to read the policy for the company you are considering to use. Some allow these types of items but some do not.

If you are in the market to buy a gun check our current online catalog and start bidding today.

Before you go putting your gun up for sale on a site that does allow guns to be sold. Take the time to find out the laws in your state and your area, and the state your buyer is living in. On the other hand if you would use Rock Island Auction we take care of all of that for you. Once we get your gun(s) we do all the work, you wait until the auction is over and we send you check with your proceeds.

If you are reading this page then you are probably considering selling your gun(s) online so you get the as much exposure as you can. Versus selling them at the local gun shop where you likely will not get much for them. The real question is how do you sell your guns and get the most money for them. Especially if you have a rare, collectible, antique, curio & relic and even many modern firearms. As I write this article, we just finished our September Premier Auction. That auction set a record for total sales for any firearms auction house at over $20 Million. The catalog for this auction was posted live for bidding on our website for over 6 weeks! From that time until the sale was over our online catalog had nearly 3 million page views! Our print catalog was mailed out to thousands of customers, yes there are still many people who prefer to view a paper catalog.


You definitely want to have those people bidding on your guns too. Here is a link to our last Premier Auction, take a look at the prices of the firearms sold. Find out more about selling guns online with this blog we put out recently. In 2019, Rock Island Auction is planning on holding a gun auction every month. View the gun auction schedule here.

Give us a shot, at least find out what we think your guns will bring at auction.

Rock Island Auction
7819 42nd Street West
Rock Island, Illinois 61201