Firearm & Ammunition Sales in Petersburg, Illinois (Menard County)

121 South 7th Street
New Salem Firearms is now a  Master Stocking Dealer for Savage FirearmsPetersburg, IL 62675

Phone # 217-652-2668
Fax # 217-501-4628

Visit our Online Store

Store Hours
Closed Friday 11/21 for Deer Season!
For the months of October and November, we will have longer daily open hours, but on fewer days.
The new Seasonal Open Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday - 11 am until 6 pm
(Or by appointment)

Starting December 1st we will be open M-F Noon until 6 pm, through December 23rd. (Then closed Christmas Eve 12/24/14 through January 2nd, 2015)

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

Exterior view of New Salem FirearmsNew 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, and Mike Ryan Auctions in Chandlerville

Recent News: Ammunition availability continues to improve, and pricing continues to drop in most cases. Our in-stock inventory of 200+ firearms is now the highest that it has ever been for both handguns and long guns. Pricing has dramatically improved for many "hard to get" firearms. For ammunition, we continue to keep all of our regular calibers in stock, and quantity limit restrictions are easing for .22 lr.

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

Local Area Shooting-Related Resources

Service Appreciation Discount Program:
Reduced price firearm transfers for law enforcement, active-duty & retired US military, fire department, EMS, and rescue squad personnel. ($15.00 instead of regular $25.00 transfer fees) Additional $10 discounts available on in-stock guns, and $10 off shipping on special-order firearms or purchases from our online store. Call us for specific details & restrictions.

Special Sale On New Mossberg 930 autoloader deer hunting shotguns


Services Available at New Salem Firearms

New Salem Firearms is a division of New Salem Outdoors, LLC.

New Salem Firearms
121 S 7th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675

Phone 217-652-2668

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