Auction Information

Auction Schedule

Auction Dates
Start Date:
Sat, Sep 10, 2022 9:00AM
End Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2022 3:00PM

Preview Dates
Sep 09, 2022 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM

 Welcome to the 2022 ANNUAL STATE GUN AND BOW AUCTION!!!!
         *************        CHANGE OF LOCATION       *******************
                   Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center

                       Iowa State Fairgrounds, E. 33rd St.
                                  Des Moines Ia.  50317


This is the Annual State gun and bow auction. There are Approx 500 long guns, plus Bows, and more. This will be an all day auction. Food and restrooms are available.
Again This Year, Friday Night Preview and Early Registration from 4PM to 7PM.
We are able to offer internet bidding via our online platform. You can register online, or onsite.
Registration Opens at 7:30AM
Doors Open and Inspection at 8:00AM
Live Auction/Online Bidding Begins at 9:00 AM

In years past we were unable to sell to individuals who do not reside in the state of Iowa and were not FFL dealers. Since CCW laws have changed, if you are a CCW holder in a state that reciprocates with Iowa, you are able to purchase and take your long guns home with you after the auction. Make sure you have your CCW permit and Photo ID with you. All ID’s will be thoroughly inspected by law enforcement officers.

Iowa Online Buyers are able to pick up at the event site until 4:30PM. After 4:30PM all online purchases will be returned to Omaha for pick up and shipping.

FFL Transfers are available via Auction Solutions, Inc. and shipped from our Omaha location to your preferred FFL Dealer.
This auction will be conducted at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center in Des Moines, IA. Make plans now to attend this fabulous annual auction event.
Please see the auction terms for further details.

All firearms are used and in various condition. Buyer is solely responsible for condition determination. No refunds or returns will be accepted.

Terms & Conditions


Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

All purchasers of long guns will be required to provide a valid permit to purchase firearms from the state of Iowa an FFL, or a concealed carry permit from any state that reciprocates with Iowa. Furthermore all purchasers will be required to have a state issued ID from that state (driver’s license) and will be photographed at auction registration.

Items up for auction will only include firearms.scopes and bows, The items are sold “as is” with no guarantee or warranty.

Any person interested in purchasing a firearm at the auction must have either a valid Iowa permit to acquire pistols or revolvers, a federal firearms license, or a professional or non-professional permit to carry concealed weapons. (The Iowa permit to acquire can be obtained from a sheriff’s office. Allow two to three weeks to receive the permit.)

Payment must be made on auction day with Cash, Credit Card or Check. All sales are final. Buyer must rely on own visual inspection regarding the usability of items purchased. Auctioneer and staff make no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied. All items sold on “as is where is” basis. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material. Once the auctioneer says sold that item becomes yours.

Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determinative factor. Auction Solutions, Inc. may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Auction Solutions, inc. be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value.

Firearms must be removed from the site within one half hour after the sale of the firearm is completed.

The Law Enforcement Officers reserves the right to reject any bids and withdraw any item from the sale at any time. The sale bill will be updated as inventory list is completed.

The Law Enforcement Officers reserves the right to reject any bids and withdraw any item from the sale at any time.

Join Our Mail List

Subscribe for updates about upcoming auctions


Follow Us