February 20, 2020 - Guns & Other Firearms
At PawnGuru, we help facilitate tens of thousands of smooth gun transactions yearly between pawn shops and pawners. From experience, we can confidently say pawn shops are a great place to sell your gun. There are many pawn shops that specialize in firearms and ammunition, and others that carry a little bit of everything — some of them including guns. In other words, it’s pretty common for people to pawn guns.
Read on to learn best practices for how to pawn a gun so that you feel equipped with the knowledge you need when you walk into a pawn shop.
This is a vital question to ask before bringing your gun into a pawn shop. Here are our recommendations for how to pawn a gun safely:
Here is the easiest and most time-efficient way to pawn your gun for the most amount possible:
We can’t stress enough how important gun safety is in this process. As a reminder, ensure there isn’t a bullet in the chamber (barrel) and that the magazine isn’t loaded when you go to release the slide lock. Otherwise, you just loaded another round.
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles
August 17, 2017, 6:09 PM
Thanks for the tips for pawning a gun. I need to get rid of some of my guns, and I am thinking about selling them at a pawn shop. I like that you mentioned to make sure you bring the gun in with the case and manual. That could be a great addition to the sale, and could get you more money overall.