Need to Sale an Expensive gun for the Most Money in Maryland? Dunlap Gun Consignment Will Get it Done!

For those looking to sell an expensive gun in Maryland, look no further than Dunlap Gun Consigners, the leading resource for selling investment grade firearms. Our process. allows our customers to inquire from the comfort of home while capitalizing on pricey guns from our large online audience with reliable sales data and modern marketing techniques. We guarantee our clients firearms will fetch top dollar and payment will be sent within 15 – 30 days of agreeing to use our services.

The need to worry about selling privately to the right buyer, being in compliant with federal and state regulations, and selling quickly are a thing of the past with Dunlap Gun Consigners. However, for those still determined to sell on their own, we have compiled a guide to help ensure that laws are followed during the transaction.

What is the Process of buying a Gun in Maryland?

Anyone purchasing a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer must complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms form 4473 (firearms transaction form). This form will be maintained by the dealer. A firearms purchaser must, under the permanent provisions of the Federal Brady Law, also undergo a National Instant Criminal Background Check System check, which will be performed by the firearms dealer.

The check will indicate to the dealer whether the purchaser’s background allows for the person to complete the purchase of the firearm.

Selling a Gun to a Private Party in Maryland

In order to sell a gun to a private party in Maryland (where both parties are not licensed dealers), there are  a few restrictions.

Maryland deems handguns and assault weapons as “regulated firearms,” and therefore private sales of these firearms follow legislation that states:

  • A person who is not a licensee may not sell, rent, transfer or purchase a regulated firearm until after 7 days following the time a firearm application is executed by the firearm applicant, in triplicate, and the original is forwarded by a licensee to the Secretary
  • As an alternative to completing a secondary sale (private party sale) of a regulated firearm through a licensee, a prospective seller, lessor, or transferor and a prospective purchaser, lessee, or transferee may complete the transaction through a designated law enforcement agency

A standard rifle and shotgun do not fall under the category of “regulated firearms.”

Restrictions on Gun Sales in Maryland

You cannot sell/transfer a regulated firearm to any person whom you know or have reasonable cause to believe is a prohibited purchaser under federal or state law. Under Maryland state law, a person may not possess a regulated firearm if the person:

  • Has been convicted of a disqualifying crime
  • Has been convicted of a violation classified as a common law crime and received a term of imprisonment of more than 2 years
  • Is a fugitive from justice
  • Is a habitual drunkard
  • Is addicted to a controlled dangerous substance or is a habitual user
  • Suffers from a mental disorder and has a history of violent behavior against the person or another
  • Has been found incompetent to stand trial
  • Has been found not criminally responsible
  • Has been voluntarily admitted for more than 30 days to a facility defined in Section 10-101 of the Health – General Article
  • Has been involuntarily committed to a facility as defined in Section 10-101 of the Health – General Article
  • Is under the protection of a guardian appointed by a court, except for cases in which the appointment of a guardian is solely a result of a physical disability
  • Is a respondent against whom:
    • A current non ex parte civil protective order has been entered
    • An order for protection has been issued by a court of another state or a Native American tribe and is in effect
  • If under the age of 30 years at the time of possession, has been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court for an act that would be a disqualifying crime if committed by an adult
  • If the person was previously convicted of:
    • A crime of violence
    • A violation of several sections in the Criminal Law Article outlined here
    • An offense under the laws of another state or the United States that would constitute one of the crimes listed above if committed in this State


  • Conviction (felony or misdemeanor) where the crime has a maximum imprisonment term exceeding 1 year (even if a buyer did not receive actual imprisonment exceeding 1 year).
  • Warrant (felony or out-of-state misdemeanor).
  • Felony pre-trial release.
  • Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence restraining/stalking/protection order mental health adjudication or commitment.
  • Unlawful use or addicted to a controlled substance (including marijuana).
  • Dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
  • Renounced U.S. citizenship.
  • Illegal alien.

For more details on Maryland’s gun regulations visit Section 5-124 and Section 5-133

Want to make sure your firearm is sold legally for top dollar? Use for peace of mind!

Our service allows you to relax from the comfort of home while our staff of professionals navigate the hard part of selling a firearm through consignment. Our process is not only safe and hassle-free, it is lightning fast.

We guarantee your consigned firearm will fetch top-dollar and you will be paid within 15 – 30 days no matter what time of year it is or where you are located within the United States!

Just tell us the specific make, model and caliber of your firearm, upload a few photos of it and once we agree on a price, we’ll provide a cost free shipping label via UPS. Any and all additional expenses will be paid by Dunlap Gun Consigners.

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