Richard Branch Auctioneers

Our decades of experience has prepared us to specialize in firearms auction and the many details involved.

Selling your own guns and related items (offline/online) can be risky, stacked with hidden fees, lots of unexpected hassle, high shipping costs, unpredictable individuals, issues with crossing state lines, rules, regulation and it lacks the competitive environment that an auction has to bring the best bids.

Many auction companies just take whatever comes along. Richard Branch Auctions is a sole proprietor dedicated to selling firearms and related items.  Conducting successful auctions since 1993, our associate roots date back to the 1960’s with over 75 combined years of experience in the auction business.

We are not just auctioneers that can sell guns, we are gun auctioneers!

  • We offer services custom fit and personalized to each of our clients’ needs
  • We understand the gun business and all that goes with it.
  • Averaging 200 firearms plus related merchandise per month
  • Over $2M in gross sales, thousands of guns and related items sold
  • Antiques, collections, hunting, defense, modern, sporting and more
  • Established relationships around the country

Richard Branch Auctions holds a Federal Firearms License (FFL). We can auction almost every kind of gun in almost every situation, differentiating us from the competition.  We have a complete staff of trained personnel capable and authorized to conduct Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Form 4473 background checks eliminating the need to involve outside gun dealers.  We are a turn-key company specializing in liquidating firearms: promotion, accounting, cashiers, and security… every aspect legal, safe and complete!

Our 5000+ client/customer list includes Private Collectors, Gun Stores, FFL Dealers, Law Enforcement Agencies and Individuals.  We are compliant with all state and federal firearms regulations. All applicable records are kept and maintained at our facility.

Richard Branch CAI is a member of the National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA), and holds the prestigious NAA Certified Auctioneer Institute designation. Richard has a BS degree in Agriculture Science, and a MA in Education Administration.

  • Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) – Established in 1975, the Certified Auctioneer Institute is the most revered professional designation an Auctioneer can acquire. Commonly referred to as CAI, the program focuses on developing the skills required to operate a successful auction firm and business.

CAI designees pride themselves on being a part of an extraordinary network of professional Auctioneers who possess the knowledge and skills needed to provide their clients with outstanding services. The CAI designation communicates to attorneys, trust officers, government officials, accountants and others affiliated with the auction industry that the CAI Auctioneer is committed to continuing education and is dedicated to professionalism and excellence in the auction profession.

The Certified Auctioneer Institute is an educational program completed over a three-year period (CAI I, CAI II, CAI III). Every March, Auctioneers from across the world visit Indiana University for a week of intensive training. In addition to classroom instruction, CAI students network with fellow Auctioneers and develop lasting friendships and business partnerships.

Upon completion of the required coursework and receiving their CAI designation, CAI Auctioneers must complete 24 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their designation.