Selling a Gun in Arkansas? Try out the Industry Leading Gun Consignment Service

Buying and selling a gun in Arkansas is a relatively seamless process as the state does not have state specific regulations surrounding firearms transactions. Here, sellers may have an easier time processing a private transaction. However, some of the pitfalls buyers may face is limiting themselves to a small audience while simultaneously lowering the chances to get the best price they can for their investment grade guns. These issues among other roadblocks sellers can come across can discourage them from capitalizing on their investment, which is why we encourage Arkansans to use our consignment service to alleviate all of the hassle of capitalizing on the sale of your coveted firearm.

If you’re still determined to go at it on your own, here is a helpful guide that covers the requirements to buy and sell a firearm in Arkansas.

What is the Procedure to Legally Buy a Gun in Arkansas?

Anyone purchasing a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer must complete a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms form 4473. 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. If the check disallows the sale for no warranted reason, there is an appeal process the purchaser can pursue to receive the necessary clearance to complete the purchase.

What are the Regulations on the Private Sales of a Firearm?

In the state of Arkansas, there are no laws requiring a background check to buy or sell a firearm in a private transaction between two individuals.

However, there are penalties for buyers and sellers if the firearm was sold under the following conditions:

  • The firearm was sold to an ineligible person
  • The sold firearm was defaced firearm
  • The firearm happened to be considered a federally restricted firearm (explosive weapon, machine gun)

These are just some scenarios buyers and sellers can face that could result in different criminal charges including and up to a felony criminal charge.

Restrictions on Firearm Ownership Arkansas

In order to purchase a firearm legally, the buyer must be 18 years old to purchase rifles, shotguns and ammunition. Buyers looking to purchase handguns must be at least 21 years old. No permits or registration are required to own a firearm in the state.

The following disqualifies a person in Arkansas from purchasing a firearm:


  • 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 a more detailed look at Arkansas’ firearm regulations click here.

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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.

Begin our safe, discrete and legal process here.


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