Buying and Selling Pawn Shop Guns at Xtreme Pawn


Skye Parker


February 24, 2022

Bring in any old guns and ammunition to Xtreme Pawn and see what we have to offer! You can also stop by our store and see what we have available for purchasing. Types of guns that we buy and sell in our store are Rifles, Pistols, Revolvers, Shotguns, Military, Antique, Black Powder, Christensen, Colt, Winchester, Barrett, Benelli, H&K, Sharps, Weatherby, Browning, Lever Action, Double Barrell, Collectors, Civil War rifles, and more!

What you should know about buying and selling pawn guns

If you’re looking to sell specifically, there are certain things you should know beforehand. Make sure the gun you’re attempting to sell or pawn is appropriate for your age. In Utah you must be over 18 to purchase a rifle or shotgun, and over the age of 21 to purchase a handgun. Bring proper ID with you to the pawnshop so our pawnbroker can identify your age, and be willing and prepared to undergo a full background check prior to any transaction, whether you’re selling or buying.

Purchasing a firearm as a gift is perfectly legal in Utah, but there is a difference between purchasing a gun as a gift, and just purchasing a gun for someone else. The difference here lies in the intent. If your brother hands you some cash and asks you to buy him a specific gun, this would be considered a “Straw Man Sale” or Straw Purchase. Buying a firearm in this manner is a federal felony and carries a penalty of 10 years in jail, and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

Guns and ammo hold their value for a long time compared to many other items of interest. Depending on your piece, the value can vary. The condition, rarity, and even popularity of your item can influence the amount a pawn broker is willing to purchase your firearm for. If you’d like to have an appraisal done on your weapon to determine what it’s worth, feel free to stop by or give us a call. Take note of proper firearm handling safety and etiquette. When you bring your gun into the shop we ask that you have it unloaded, and preferably in a carrying case or safe.

Maybe you’ve bought a new rifle for Christmas, or you have extra boxes of ammunition. You can pawn any of your rifles and ammunition for a loan or sell items to us directly and get cash fast. New items arrive in our stores daily. What may not be there today could come in tomorrow. Rifles and ammunition will often pass through quickly and will only last a short while on our shelves before being bought.

Xtreme Pawn in Salt Lake City

Today, pawn shops are one of the best ways to buy and sell guns legally in the country. Xtreme Pawn is a federally registered firearms dealer and is required to comply with all federal gun regulations. This ensures that all guns bought and sold within the store are licensed, registered, and legal to both sell and own.

Have some guns or ammunition or any other valuable items you want to trade in for cash? We can take almost anything of value. We’re talking gold and jewelry, musical instruments, televisions, electronics, power tools, houseware items, firearms, and more! Come visit any of our four locations to see what’s available!

You can also give us a call at (801) 876-1727, or chat with us directly on Facebook to see if we have any particular items available.