Selling a Valuable Firearm in Tennessee? Use Dunlap Gun Consigners to Maximize the Sale Price!

Selling a gun can an intimidating process and the stakes are raised when it is a gun that is more valuable than an average gun. Considering the fact that investment grade guns are have a higher resale value than an average firearm, attention to detail when pursuing a sale is important. From knowing and compiling with state and federal gun regulations, finding a buyer willing to pay the desired sale price and verifying their eligibility, all while selling in a reasonable amount of time can be exhaustive, stressful and nearly impossible for the average gun owner. Thankfully, Dunlap Gun Consigners is the trusted source to do all the hard work of selling investment grade firearms professionally and in record time.

With Dunlap Gun Consigners, all consigned guns get the special treatment when it comes to showcasing it to potential buyers across the United States, the research it takes for reliable sales data to fetch top dollar in the sale and covering all expenses from transfer fees to shipping. Additionally, we guarantee selling the firearm and paying out clients within 15 – 30 days of agreeing to use our service; something no other competitors can match.

Gun owners can rest easy from the comfort of home while we handle the transaction from start to finish. But if this is not enticing enough for those determined to sell on their own, we have compiled a helpful guide below to navigate some of the firearms regulations in Tennessee.

Buying and Selling a Gun in Tennessee

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. 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.

Conducting Private Sales of a Firearm

In the state of Tennessee, individuals who are not engaged in the business of dealing in firearms are not required to obtain a criminal background check in connection with the occasional sale or private transfer of a firearm. According to the Tennessee Office of Attorney General, Tennessee has no specific provisions of law governing private transactions or transfers between two individuals who are not federal firearms licensed dealers.

However, there are penalties for buyers and sellers if the firearm was sold to an ineligible person, selling a defaced firearm or selling a restricted firearm (explosive weapon, machine gun), which can result in different criminal charges including and up to a felony criminal charge.

Restrictions on Firearm Ownership Tennessee

Generally, Tennessee defaults to federal law regarding the sale and purchase of firearms.

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 Tennessee 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.

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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.

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