A gun broker is a licensed gun seller and buyer that has met federal and state laws that pertain the distribution of firearms. Gun brokers can be a great resource for finding special guns or for selling guns that you have. They can also be a great resource for completing interstate firearms transactions.
The first thing that you can use a gun broker for is to find a special gun. They have access to sellers from all over the country and they can help you to find the gun that you are interested in. They can also help to import the gun from another state for you.
Another service that gun brokers sometimes offer is gun appraisals. Appraisals of guns, especially antique guns can be difficult to do on your own. A gun broker most likely will have an extensive library of reference material that they can use to date and price your items accurately. Pricing accuracy is important if you want to sell your antique at auction, or if you are interested in insuring your gun collection.
The third service that a gun broker can provide to you is to help you complete gun auction transactions. Most states require gun transactions to be completed by licensed dealers like gun brokers. Because of this it is illegal for non-licensed residents to sell guns to people in other states, to buy guns from people in other states, and in some cases to buy and sell guns in their own states. You can get around this problem by enlisting the help of a gun broker. Since they are licensed gun dealers they can mediate the gun transaction as a third party and help you to close your deal.