ONLINE GUN AUCTION
Are You Looking for Vintage Guns? Try a Gun Estate Sale!
It is often said that there are more guns in the United States than there are people, but that doesn't mean that it's easy to get the ones you're looking for. Often, some of the most desirable firearms are locked up in private collections, where they may not be seen for 50 years. In that case, it becomes very hard to find these models, and looking in the most obvious places will usually be fruitless.
The one place where you have a good chance of finding an old or rare gun is at a gun estate sale. At these sales, entire collections often go on the auction block as heirs liquidate them. The heirs may not share their forebears' love of firearms, or they may just need the cash more than they want the weapons. Either way, when a gun collector passes on, his or her collection often ends up at the auction house.
The easiest way to avail yourself of these opportunities is to register for an online gun auction when a collection of interest comes up. Then, you don't even have to travel to the physical auction to put in your bids. This is especially great if the auction comes up before you can arrange travel, but it will also be a key issue if social distancing is still in force at auction time. Of course, if you're close to the auctioneer and there are no longer any bans on gatherings, you can go in person instead.
If you win at the online gun auction, you can then pick up your gun estate sale items in person when there are no crowds, or have them delivered to you. Either way, you'll soon have the rare firearms you've always wanted.