Questions about the Weapons Auction


Is there an auction along with the April show ?

No, the auction is only held in August


Is there a separate charge to attend the auction on Saturday ?

No, the auction is free with a Gun and Knife show admission


Where is the auction held ?

The auction takes place in the show barn at the Cumberland County Community Complex as part of the August Gun and Knife Show.


Does the auction take credit cards ?

Yes, the auction will take credit or debit cards but there is a service charge of 2.75% added when using a charge/debit card


Does buying a weapon at the auction require a background check ?

Yes, a background check will be run for purchases made at the auction.  The fee for the background check is $10.00


Is there a list of items in the auction posted somewhere ?

Yes, the list is posted here on this web site as soon as the confiscated items are cleared through the courts.  Items may be listed only a week or two before the show and may change at any time.

Items are also listed on our FACEBOOK page


Is sales tax charged when I pay for a weapon ?

Yes, there is a 9.75% sales tax added on each purchase at the auction.


Is there a "buyers premium" like most auctions and who gets that money?

Yes, there is a 10% buyers premium on each purchase at the auction and the money goes to the Cumberland County Gun and Knife Show to support the use of the Community Complex facility by the youth of Cumberland County.


When can I see the guns in person ?

The weapons are in the possession of the Sheriffs dept. and arrive at the auction approximately one hour before the auction for viewing and inspection.


Can Individuals put guns in the auction ?

No, this is a confiscated weapons auction.  The proceeds benefit local law enforcement projects, including education, training, and purchase of new equipment.