Canadan Firearms Auctions

Canadian Firearms Auctions

Buy and sell used hunting guns & rifles

Outdoor Canada’s Guns & Ammo column often receives requests from readers for suggestions on selling firearms, particularly firearms that may be of interest to collectors. Here are two auction houses that deal with firearms.

If you know of other Canadian auction houses specializing in firearms, please send the contact information to

Olds Auction Mart

Olds, Alberta

We have now been in the firearms business for about three years. We have three sales a year, where we limit each sale to 200 guns and mix miscellaneous in throughout. We have had excellent feedback due to our lowest commission rates in the business, and our auction expertise. We have been in the auction business since 1953. We have a large team and are family owned and operated, and try very hard for the consignors. We advertise the guns very well, and also offer online bidding with video, which has really been of help.

Contact: Tyler Rosehill, (403) 507-1782;

Switzer’s Auction & Appraisal Service

Bancroft, Ontario

Switzer’s Auction and Appraisal Service is your full service professional Auction and Appraisal Company in business to service your needs. Paul Switzer and his wife Nancy have been involved in the auction business since 1989, their company The Switzer Group was chartered in 1978. We are entering our 38th year in business. At Switzer’s we specialize in sporting, hunting, collectibles, militaria and everything related to hunters, target shooters and collectors. When it comes to firearms, we are Estate Specialists able to transfer, register, transport and sell non restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms including rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers and historical military firearms. Call us for a professional consultation.

Contact: Paul and Nancy Switzer, 1-800-694-2609; 

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh

Patrick Walsh is Outdoor Canada's Editor-in-Chief and Brand Manager. He grew up fishing and hunting in Bracebridge, Ontario, where he began his magazine career in 1983 as assistant editor of Muskoka Life magazine. Since then, he has worked for a variety of media, both in Canada and abroad, earning numerous writing and editing awards. In 2005, 2011 and 2012, the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year, while Outdoor Canada was honoured as Magazine of the Year (in the medium circulation category). Walsh has been at the magazine's helm since 2000.