Firearm & Ammunition Sales in Petersburg, Illinois (Menard County)
Please note: We have temporarily changed our open hours to allow for the construction disruptions on the Petersburg Square, and to allow greater evening open hours during the Fall Hunting Seasons. Store Walk-In Hours are now Monday & Thursday, 10 AM - 8 PM, appointments are still available on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (call.)
New Store Hours
Monday, 10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday, 10 AM - 8 PM
*Additional daytime hours available by appointment on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call ahead at 217-652-2668
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 live auction firearm transfers for Sanert Auction Service in Greenview, and Mike Ryan Auctions in Chandlerville
Recent News: Transfer Fees - Starting May 1st, regular firearm transfers will be $30.00. Discount transfers for qualified law enforcement, active-duty & retired US military, fire department, EMS, and rescue squad personnel are 20.00. (Note: these fees are NOT charged for firearms purchased directly from New Salem Firearms, including our online store.)
New Athens Shooting Range Now Open! - MTM Arms is a family owned indoor gun range in nearby Athens, Illinois that provides a wide range of gun-related services for the entire family. Their brand new facilities include a community room, firearms showroom, family sitting area, and two separate gun ranges with a total of 10 shooting lanes. The ranges are designed to handle a wide variety of firearm calibers. Located on the edge of Athens just north of Springfield, IL on Illinois Route 29, the MTM Arms telephone number is (217) 636-8000. VIEW MTM WEB SITE
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. Note: 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 shop ( Menard County, Central Illinois ) If you order a gun from our online store, it is just like buying it from us at our counter, without additional transfer fees.
- Transfer and Consignment FFL Services- Starting May 1st, regular firearm transfers will be $30.00. Discount transfers for qualified law enforcement, active-duty & retired US military, fire department, EMS, and rescue squad personnel are 20.00.
- 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 a variety of used modern firearms; selected gun consignments can be taken in with low sales commission fees.
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, and Friday 11 am- 6 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays are now our shipping and paperwork days, but appointments are accepted. Additional hours throughout the week are possible by appointment; please call 217-652-2668 for details. Important: waiting periods for gun purchases are 24 hours (1 day) for long guns and 72 hours (3 days) for handguns; after filling out the 4473 background check form. Both the filling out of forms, and the physical firearm deliveries, must be performed on-site in our Petersburg gun shop.
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