Why Delray Beach Pawn is the Best Place to Sell Your Firearm

Why Delray Beach Pawn is the Best Place to Sell Your Firearm

Why Delray Beach Pawn is the Best Place to Sell Your Firearm

Times are tough. If you are looking to make extra money, you may consider selling your firearm to a pawn shop. Firearms are in high demand and can generate a good amount of income.

It’s important to work with a pawn shop you can trust. The pawn shop should have a good community reputation. It should offer high valuations for the products it buys.

Several pawn shops in South Florida buy and sell firearms, but Delray Beach stands out for our high valuations and stellar reputation. Find out why we are the best place to sell your firearm.

What Do I Need to Know About Selling a Firearm?

Pawn shops will not sell a gun that’s been stolen. You will need to prove it’s not stolen by bringing in your license and registration.

You must also bring in a photo ID. This will be necessary as it’s likely the dealer will want to run a background check on you.

Your photo ID will also tell the dealer how old you are. You will need to be at least 18 or 21 to sell a gun depending on the state you live in.

The gun will need to be unloaded when you bring it in. If you have ammo, you may sell that as well.

What is the Process for Selling a Gun to a Pawn Shop?

Once you have all your documentation in order, and your gun is ready, walk into the pawn shop with your gun. The staff will appraise the gun and make you an offer. If you’re happy with the offer and accept, you can leave with cash in hand.

The gun selling process may take more time than other pawn shop sales because the shop may run a background check, but it won’t be as extensive as a background check conducted by an employer or the FBI. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Why Sell Your Gun to a Pawn Shop?

A pawn shop isn’t the only option for selling guns. But it ensures your gun won’t get into the wrong hands. Your gun will be sold to a licensed individual. The shop will run a background check on them to make sure they don’t have a criminal record.

What Types of Guns Will Pawn Shops Buy?

Pawn shops will buy almost any type of gun. Examples include:

  • Shotguns
  • Rifles
  • Hunting rifles
  • Handguns
  • Long rifles
  • Bolt actions
  • Lever actions
  • Automatics
  • CenterFires
  • Rimfires

… and more.

You may have difficulty selling automatic machine guns and guns with shortened barrels (sawed-off shotguns) and other modifications. Laws vary by state. Be aware of the laws in your area before attempting to sell your gun.

How Much Can I Get for My Gun?

The amount you get for your gun will vary based on a few factors. These include:

  • Condition: You will get more money if your gun is in good condition. A simple cleaning can greatly improve its appearance generating more income.
  • Type of Gun: Some guns are worth more than others. If your gun has a high retail value, it will get more money when you sell it in a pawn shop.
  • Age: Newer guns will generally generate more cash. However, if the gun you are selling is vintage, it can earn you quite a bit of dough.

Keep in mind that you won’t get full value for your gun. Most pawn shops will give you about 80% of what it is worth so they can make a profit.

What are the Most Expensive Gun Brands?

If you have a top-model gun manufactured by a well-known brand, you will get more at your sale. Here are some of the best gun brands in the world.


Glock is one of the best-known gun brands on the market. Originally designed in Austria in 1982, the company has built quite a reputation over the past years. It stands out for its durability and reliability.

There are several Glocks on the market. Here are a few popular models:

  • Glock G19 Gen 5 9mm Pistol
  • Glock 23 .40 S&W Pistol
  • Glock G43X 9MM Subcompact Pistol

Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson is one of the top firearms brands in the world. Founded in 1852, it is among the oldest gun manufacturers in the United States. It is a popular brand for sports enthusiasts and law enforcement.

Top S & W guns include:

  • S & W M & P Shield M2.0 9mm Pistol Manual Thumb Safety
  • S & W 642 CT .38 Special +P 1.87” Barrell
  • S & W M & P15 Sport II 5.56 NATO 16” Rifle


Springfield has established its place in American history. Although the company didn’t officially launch until 1974, it has been manufacturing guns since George Washington ordered its creation in 1777. It has made several technological advances. It is a relevant brand to this day.

Top Springfield models include:

  • Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM-16 .308
  • Springfield 1911 Defender 45 ACP 5” Pistol
  • Springfield XDM Elite Compact OSP 9mm Pistol


Benelli has been making guns since 1967. The brand’s firearms are known for their rugged construction which makes them ideal for harsh environments. They offer high levels of accuracy and reliability.

Here are some Benellis that will get you good money in a pawn shop transaction.

  • Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun 12GA 18.5”
  • Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 28” 20 Gauge Shotgun
  • Benelli M1014


Beretta has been making guns for over 400 years. The brand is a favorite among law enforcement professionals. It is known for making highly accurate rifles, pistols, and shotguns.

You can’t go wrong when you buy a Beretta, but here are a few models that stand out:

  • Beretta M9 9mm Pistol
  • Beretta PX4 Storm Compact Carry Type G 9mm Pistol
  • Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus KO Synthetic 12 GA 28” Shotgun


Colt has been around for almost 200 years. With a good deal of experience under their belt, you can count on any Colt firearm to be a quality firearm. Colts are not the cheapest, but you can count on them for being high-quality and reliable.

Here are some Colts you may consider checking out:

  • Colt Python .357 Mag Revolver 4.25”
  • Colt M4 Carbine 223 Rem/5.56 Nato Rifle
  • Colt CCU Government .45 ACP Pistol


Winchester started making firearms in 1866. It is known for its quality construction and affordable prices. The guns come in wide varieties of barrel lengths, caliber sizes, calibers, stocks.

Top Winchester models include:

  • Winchester Wildcat Semi-Automatic .22 LR Rifle
  • Winchester SXP Black Shadow 28” 12 Gauge Shotgun 3” Pump Action
  • Winchester XPR Compact Scope Combo 6.5 CRD Bolt Action Rifle

Wilson Combat

Wilson is a custom arms manufacturer that has been in business for over 40 years. The company is known for creating beautifully crafted, reliable firearms. They take pride in ensuring customers are satisfied with their products and services.

Wilson models to look out for include:

  • Wilson Combat Protector .300 Blackout AR-15 Carbine
  • Wilson Combat PPE 5.56x45mm Ar-15 Pistol
  • Wilson Combat Protector Series .300 HAM’R AR Pistol

Can I Get My Gun Appraised?

You may consider getting your gun appraised before bringing it into a pawn shop. The appraisal will let you know how much your gun is worth so you don’t get ripped off.

Here are some things you should know before moving forward with the appraisal process.

  • The Type of Firearm: Know if your gun is a rifle, a handgun, a hunting rifle, etc.
  • Caliber: The caliber is the diameter of the bore which is measured in millimeters.
  • Make and Model: Certain makes and models of guns are worth more than others.
  • Provenance: If your gun once belonged to a celebrity, or if it was part of a well-known collection, it could be worth more money.
  • Action: Action is the part of the gun that gets loaded and it’s where the empty shell casing is ejected. It may be semi-automatic, pump-action, bolt-action, or lever-action.

This information is also good to know when you are selling your gun. The pawn shop may ask you for these specifics.

You can estimate the value of your gun by looking at the Blue Book of Gun Values, auction houses, and sporting goods stores. There are also online businesses that will appraise your gun if you upload pictures. 

Can You Get a Loan for a Gun?

If you need money but would rather not sell your gun outright, you may choose to get a loan for it. This is a good way to get some cash and still have the option of having the gun returned to you.

Here are the steps you will need to take to get a pawn shop loan:

  1. Bring in your gun. The pawn shop will appraise your firearm and make you an offer. If you are happy with the offer, you can leave with cash in hand.
  2. Pay off the loan. You will need to pay off the loan as well as fees and interest following the loan terms.
  3. If you are unable to pay off the loan, the pawn shop will keep your firearm, but the unpaid balance will never go into collections or show up as a mark on your credit.

What to Look for in a Gun Pawn Shop Buyer

There are several things to look for in a gun pawn shop buyer. These include:

  • Licensed: The pawn shop you work with should have a Federal Firearms License that legally allows them to buy and sell guns. You will not get penalized for working with an unlicensed shop, but shops without a license may not follow the best work ethic.
  • Good Valuations: A shop that offers high valuations will give you the ultimate value for your firearm.
  • Customer Reviews: Check online reviews to find out what past customers have to say about working with the company.
  • Long History of Business: if a business has been around a while, it means it has a long history of serving its community. It is likely to be a reputable company.
  • Knowledgeable: It’s critical to find a pawn shop that is staffed with people that know a lot about guns. They will know what they are dealing with and are likely to provide a fair valuation.
  • Good Customer Service: Good customer service is always a bonus. It’s best to work with a staff that’s friendly and gets you in and out promptly. 

Why is Delray Beach the Best Choice for Selling Your Firearm?

Delray Beach Pawn stands out as a top choice for selling firearms in the South Florida area. Here are some reasons to choose us over the competition.

  • High Valuations: We offer some of the highest valuations in the region.
  • Great Reputation: We have been serving the community for several years. We are proceeded by sister locations that have established a strong reputation for our company.
  • Licensed and Insured: We do everything by the book. We are backed by a strong work ethic.
  • Private Appointments: We understand that your finances are your business. That’s why we offer private appointments for our customers. Please call to book your private appointment in advance.
  • Excellent Customer Service: Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will get you a fair price and have you in and out as quickly as possible.
  • Great Stock: We don’t only buy firearms. We also buy and sell a wide variety of goods including designer handbags, luxury watches, high-end jewelry, and electronics. Come in to purchase the items you always dreamed of owning for less.
  • Online Shopping: Can’t make it into our shop? You can also browse our online store to have affordable high-end goods delivered to your doorstep. (Note: No firearms are sold online. All loans and sales must be done in person.)

Current inflation rates mean that now is a great time to sell your firearm. Come into Delray Beach Pawn for a great sales experience and high valuations. We look forward to helping you put your financial woes behind you.


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