Alderfer Auction - Firearms



Alderfer Auction is a Licensed Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL) located in southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you are buying or selling firearms at Alderfer you will be assured that your firearms have been processed according to the rigorous regulations established by the Federal Government. Alderfer experts have handled the sale of over 35,000 firearms, our experts identify, describe, catalog and photograph each lot.  Alderfer frequently sells a wide variety of firearms including military, antique, collectible, modern, sporting and field, in all types from long guns, pistols and revolvers.

Over the past 30 years, many Alderfer Auction customers have found comfort in naming Alderfer Auction in their estate plans to assure the proper handling and placement of their collection. Clients have peace in knowing there will be reduced stress on their loved ones and the return on their investment will be maximized for their estate.

The Alderfer Auction Firearm Specialists can provide written appraisals to reflect fair market value for insurance purposes, equitable distribution, and family division reasons. 

Alderfer has had the privilege and ability of handling bankruptcy liquidations and single owner collections as large as 1600 firearms, down to a single firearm. Each Alderfer Firearm Auction has an online auction component to maximize the exposure of each item. This allows collectors, seeking to add to their collections, the ability to bid from the comfort of their home. This online component assures the consignor maximum exposure for maximum results. 

Along with the sale of firearms at Alderfer Auction, we offer the sale of accessories associated with hunting, shooting and outdoor sports including reloading equipment, ammo, optics, knives, clothing, etc.

Alderfer Auction is accepting buyouts and consignments from collections or estates all year round. 


Very Early (1956) Colt Python Double Action Revolver

.357 Mag. 6" bbl. SN 668. 98% blued finish shows light handling with faint cylinder drag line, very small scratch on bottom of barrel rib and a few scattered very light freckles, very good bore, vent rib, adjustable rear sight, wide serrated hammer and ribbed trigger, smooth wood grips show light handling. It's hard to find an early Python this nice.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Sold for $6,000

Browning Citori Grade VI Over/Under Shotgun

12 Ga. 30" bbls, 2 3/4" chambers, invector chokes 3 included, SN 14230PNS43. 98% blue finish on barrels shows light handling with small 1/4" area of oxidation on left side of muzzle on top barrel, vent rib with mid bead, engraved white receiver with gold ducks on right side, pheasants on left side and bird dog on bottom, ejectors, engraved trigger guard with gold Quail, wide serrated gold tone target trigger, high grade checkered wood stock and forearm show average handling with area of light scratches on left side of butt stock. Browning luggage style case. LOP 14 3/8".

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for $10,800

Antique Cased Pair of Purdey Dueling Pistols

Matching Pair: .54 Bore Pistols, 9 1/8" Octagon Barrels, SN 913 and 914. Good bores with scattered freckles. Front bead sight, engraved locks with 30% case color, engraved hammers, tang, trigger guard, and pommel. Checkered bag-style wood stocks with horn nose caps. Comes with wood case, accessories: loading rod, powder flask, caps, wrench, maispring tool, lead balls, and printed label. When you need to settle a disagreement like a gentleman this set will handle the task.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Sold for $18,000

Do you have firearms you want to sell? Consign with us today!

Contact a Specialist

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Barry Doremus​

Firearms Specialist | Cataloger

Barry Doremus joined the Alderfer team in 2017 and works as the Firearms Specialist. Barry has 32 years of experience in the firearms industry buying, selling, valuing, and collecting antique military and modern firearms and militaria. Barry is a native Pennsylvanian and outdoorsman with a special interest in the American Civil War, Military and early American history and exploration.

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Grant Souder

Sales Associate | Estates, Firearms & Equipment Specialist

Grant officially joined the Alderfer team in 2019 after several years of sales experience in the vehicle industry. He is a graduate of Christopher Dock High School and Bucks County Community College and specializes is firearms, equipment, vehicles, and general estate items.



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