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

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Store Hours

Monday, 1 PM - 6 PM
Tuesday, 1 PM - 6 PM
Wednesday, 1 PM - 6 PM

Thursday, 1 PM - 6 PM

*Additional hours available by appointment, Call ahead at 217-652-2668

News: Following Larry's knee surgery, we are open by appointment or chance (approximately 3 hours per day) through Thursday May 19th. Starting Monday 5/23, we expect to be open during most regular hours through the end of the month. We will resume full regular hours on Monday, June 6th. We appreciate your patience and understanding; please call 217-652-2668 for more information.

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 live auction firearm transfers for Sanert Auction Service in Greenview, and Mike Ryan Auctions in Chandlerville

Recent News: Transfer Fees - Starting May 1st 2015, regular firearm transfers will be $30.00. Discount transfers for active-duty & retired law enforcement, US military, fire department, EMS, and rescue squad personnel are $20.00. (Note: transfer fees are NOT charged for firearms purchased directly from New Salem Firearms, including any purchases from 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

Local Area Shooting-Related Resources

Service Appreciation Discount Program:
Reduced price firearm transfers for active-duty & retired law enforcement, US military, fire department, EMS, and rescue squad personnel. ($20.00 instead of regular $30.00 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, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1 pm - 6 pm. 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