You’ve Inherited a Gun! Now What?


One of the saddest and most stressful times of our lives is when a loved one passes. After the shock fades and they are laid to rest, we often find that we then have to deal with things like paperwork and wills.

If you’ve just inherited a gun with no valid licence and have absolutely no idea what to do with it, we can help. If you call us at GTA Guns, we can pick up the firearms, help your executor sort through the paperwork, sort out the gun licenses, and even auction them off at one of our gun auctions to provide you with some extra cash.

Now, let’s take a look at the best case scenario: you’ve inherited a gun and have a new, valid licence for it. You now have a few options of what you can do with it:

Safe Storage

The first option is to use our secure storage facility to ensure your newly inherited firearms remain in perfect condition and, above all, safe. Many at-home storage options can get costly or may not adequately protect your guns from theft or natural disasters. But all those problems are easily solved when you store your guns with GTA Guns.

Our safe storage facility is completely secure and fully insured. In fact, our entire facility is insured, which means that if anything were to happen, your firearms collection would be fully covered. You can rest assured that our secure facility is continuously monitored 24/7, so theft is never an issue.

You also won’t have to ever worry about access to your gun collection as you can easily access them at your convenience. All you have to do is call us and set a time for pick-up or drop-off. Your firearms will be available whenever you need them—for the shooting range, hunting, or gun sports.

Plus, there’s more to storing your guns at GTA Guns than just safety. One major bonus of placing your guns with us is that we’re equipped to store your firearms at an optimal level of humidity so that you never have to worry about environmental hazards, like mould or humidity, taking a toll on the condition of your firearms.

GTA Guns Auctions

If you don’t have much interest in starting a firearm collection, there’s also option number two: auctioning your newly inherited guns with GTA Guns auctions. This option can be very attractive because, here at GTA Guns, the whole process is incredibly simple and efficient. Our online auctions attract countless collectors from all over North America, so you’re sure to get a hefty sum of cash thanks to bidding wars that often drive up the price of the firearms on our site!

To be sure that you will get top dollar for your guns, you need to make sure that they are are in perfect working order. It also helps to know the value of each gun, so they are not underpriced. Of course, you need to ensure that the gun will be correctly transferred to the buyer after the sale. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll want a surefire way to get paid! That’s why you’ll want to use GTA Guns auctions to sell your firearms because, with us, all of those problems are solved for you!


At GTA Guns, we verify every firearm ourselves to ensure they are in perfect working condition. Using our GUNCHECK™ program, we put your unused firearms through a round of rigorous gunsmith inspection.

Additionally, if you’ve inherited semi-automatic firearms, we put them through our CYCLECHECK™ program, where we double-check the firing cycle and post the actual firing at the range.

By the time we’re finished, you will be able to list the condition of your firearms in its auction listing, helping them to fetch the highest possible bids. We do this so all our bidders will have full confidence that they aren’t buying someone else’s problem, and that means even higher bids. And the best news? All of these extras are done at our own cost!


When it comes to the private sale of your firearm, it’s no surprise that there’s often a lot of paperwork involved and that can turn into a real hassle. But when you use GTA Guns auctions, we’ll do all the necessary paperwork for you. All you need to do is transport your inherited firearms to us, and we’ll take care of everything else. After the sale, your firearms will be transferred and transported to the buyer, without you having to do a thing! Once the gun has been sold, a cheque will be sent to you within 6 business days following the auction.


So, if you’ve just inherited a gun, don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more about GTA Guns auctions, or any of our other services. Call us today and we’d be more than happy to answer any and all of your questions.