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How-To Buy a Firearm at Auction?

How-To Buy a Firearm at Auction?

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How-To Buy a Firearm at Auction?

How to buy a firearm from an auction? This is the question we are attempting to answer with this blog post.

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Let us show you How-To Buy a Firearm at an Auction. The most important piece of information is that the BIDDER IS THE BUYER.  The buyer needs to register, bid, and complete the sale.  Make sure the bidding is done in your name, not by a spouse or friend’s account 😉  Do not bid and buy firearms for someone who cannot; it is illegal.  You could be at risk, do not buy for the other guy.

Every winning bidder is required by federal law to complete an ATF 4473 and background check.  Unless the firearm purchased is an antique, it is your responsibility to determine if your purchase conforms to your local and state laws for ownership.

Winners who want to pick up here in Trinity, TX

All winning bidders of a firearm will complete this process at our facility before you pick up your firearm.

To complete the Firearms Transaction Record ATF Form 4473, you must present your identification (establish identity, place of residence, physical address, and buyer’s age.) Examples: Texas State Driver’s License or other Valid Government Issued Identification that will fulfill the requirements.

Texas License to Carry Hand Gun holders are exempt from the background check, but you must still complete Form 4473. Remember to have LTC & Driver’s License on hand to complete the form and verify your identity.

You can download a copy of the ATF Form 4473 above and pre-fill the form. Do not sign or date the form. Your signature and date will be completed here at the auction house. Please read the instructions and only fill in the buyer’s sections of the form. As the FFL, we are responsible for completing the balance of the form. 

Unable to pick it up at our facility?

Email us your local FFL dealer’s Name, Address, and a copy of their FFL license.  Send the email to info@trinityauctiongallery.com.  Then, we can ship your firearm to your local dealer for you to complete your background check with them before you take possession of the firearm.

Online purchasers must contact their local Federal Firearms Dealer and have them email us a copy of their FFL.  All emails should include your Invoice Number and name if you prefer shipment to another dealer.

We will ONLY ship to another Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer; then, you will complete your background check with the dealer you choose in your area. Check with the dealer about the fees they may charge you for the transfer service.

Information for ALL Winning Bidders

Purchases must be completed within two days of the auction ending.

We are a Federal Licensed Firearms Facility.  All documentation and background checks will be in effect for this and all firearms auctions.

As a buyer, you agree to have any used firearm checked by a certified gunsmith before firing. The buyer assumes all legality, liability, and responsibility for the condition, use & security/storage of the firearm purchased.
The buyer certifies by purchasing a firearm that he or she is legally qualified to purchase and own the firearm and that no state or local laws prevent ownership. The owner will utilize a trigger lock to prevent accidents.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to understand that all firearms are potentially dangerous if handled improperly.

We have no established testing facility and assume no liability for the safe functioning of any firearm sold. No Warranties or Guarantees for pre-owned firearms.

The buyer must be at least 18 to purchase a long gun (updated info = there will be a 10-day pending transfer) and 21 years of age to purchase a handgun. Please check age requirements with your state’s FFL / gun transfer dealer.

Upon purchase, the buyer assumes all liability and responsibility, including but not limited to the usage and safe storage of the purchased firearm.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 936-594-0812 or email info@trinityauctiongallery.com

Asset Marketing Pros-Trinity Auction Gallery
115 N Robb St (Hwy 19 N Downtown)
Trinity, Texas 75862

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