Firearm & Ammunition Sales in Petersburg, Illinois (Menard County)
Monday - Wednesday 12 - 6 pm
Thursday & Friday 1 pm - 5 pm
Additional hours by appointment
Our storefront location is at 121 S 7th St, on the west side of the town square in Petersburg, IL. (we are between the "Terror on the Square" building and the Menard County Historical Museum.) View MAP
New Salem Firearms is an independent Federal Firearms Dealer (FFL) and gun store serving Menard County and the surrounding counties in Central Illinois. (Sangamon, Cass, Mason, and Logan Counties)
Our direct sales of firearms and shoooting supplies have been greatly expanded for our local customers with the move to a larger and self-contained location. We buy and trade modern guns, and take firearms consignments of both modern and antique firearms. New Salem Firearms also handles Federal firearm paperwork (FFL) processing for popular online gun auctions (Gunbroker, AuctionArms, etc) as well as personal transfers. We also support firearm transfers for Sanert Auction Service in Greenview, but no longer do transfers for the TGP Auction Center in Petersburg.
Recent News: Ammunition availability continues to improve, and pricing continues to drop in most cases. In particular, we have experienced recent price drops on 40S&W and 5.56/.223. Firearm availability continues to improve in our on-line store, and our in-stock inventory is now the highest that it has ever been for both handguns and long guns. Pricing has recently improved for many "hard to get" firearms. For example, our in-stock 5.56/.223 rifles now start at $676 for a brand-new Del-Ton AR-15 carbine with two warranties! For ammunition, we continue to keep all of our regular calibers in stock, and quantity limit restrictions are easing. For some additional "good news:" high-capacity magazines were also in limited supply earlier this year, but magazine availability and pricing have already fully returned to pre-panic levels.
Online Gun Ordering - Visit Our Online Gun Store
You can shop for brand-new firearms online featuring the exact make, model, caliber, and features that you desire! Online orders can be placed with verified "in-stock" status, and will be directly delivered to New Salem Firearms for pickup after the 4473 waiting period. Purchases made physically in-store or through our own online gun store do not have any additional "transfer" fees as with online gun transactions involving other sellers. Learn More
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Services Available at New Salem Firearms
- New, Used, and Consignment Firearm Sales
- Online Ordering For New Guns: Buy online and take delivery here in our Petersburg gun shop ( Menard County, Central Illinois )
- Transfer and Consignment FFL Services- Transfers are only $25.00 ($23 plus $2 NICS/FTIP)
- FFL Transfer Support for Internet-based firearm auctions including Gunbroker.com and AuctionArms.com
- Shop for ammunition, gun cleaning items, and other shooting supplies and accessories
- We buy used modern firearms, and take gun consignments with low commission rates.
New Salem Firearms is a division of New Salem Outdoors, LLC.
New Salem Firearms
121 S 7th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
Please Note: Our regular open hours are Monday - Wednesday Noon - 6 pm, plus Thursday & Friday 1 pm - 5 pm; additional hours are available by appointment. Waiting periods for gun purchases are 24 hours for long guns and 72 hours for handguns. (after filling out the 4473 background check form)
Petersburg is the County Seat of Menard County in Central Illinois, and we are located just 25 minutes away from the state capital of Springfield, IL (Sangamon County.) Please visit us soon! MAP