Want to sell a High Value firearm in South Carolina? Use Dunlap Consigners to Get the Most Money!

For South Carolinians who own expensive, investment-grade firearms and are looking to sell, look no further than Dunlap Gun Consigners. We understand the complex laws that govern the sales of firearm in South Carolina and the additional difficulty that comes with selling a high-value firearm. From finding an eligible buyer, following the various regulations while selling for a desired price in a reasonable time can be a tall order for the uninitiated. That’s why consumers trust us to do the handwork while they relax from the comfort of home.

We have reliable sales data for guns, utilize modern marketing techniques and showcase price and coveted firearms to an expansive audience of potential buyers across the country. The days of limited selling market, haggling with buyers and worrying about being compliant with state and federal regulations is a thing of the past when using Dunlap Gun Consigners.

For those still determined to sell on their own, we have put together a helpful guide below to help navigate the state and federal regulations.

What are the Requirements to Legally Purchase a Firearm in South Carolina?

In order to purchase a firearm legally through a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer, 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 this state.

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.

This 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.

How to Legally Conduct a Private Party Gun Sale in South Carolina?

South Carolina does not have specific laws or public policies that require a background check when the seller is not a licensed dealer.

It is unlawful for a person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, deliver, lease, rent, barter, exchange, or transport for sale into this State any handgun to:

  1. A person who has been convicted of a crime of violence in any court of the United States, a fugitive from justice, a habitual drunkard, a drug addict or someone who has been adjudicated mentally incompetent.
  2. A person who is a member of a subversive organization
  3. A person under the age of 18
  4. A person who by order of a circuit judge or county court judge of this State has been adjudged unfit to carry or possess a firearm

It is unlawful for any person described above to possess or acquire handguns within South Carolina.

South Carolina Firearm Ownership Restrictions


  • 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.

To learn more about South Carolina’s gun regulations please visit scstatehouse.gov/code/t23c031.php 

Want to make sure your firearm is sold legally for top dollar? Use GunConsignment.com 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.

Begin our safe, discrete and legal process here.


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