Testimonials

“I found Peter through his webiste when I was considering selling my Civil War Gun and Accouterment Collection that I had for over 20 years. I really was not up on current prices so I had given the collection to a local dealer who promised to evaluate and buy the items. However, after a number of weeks and many phone calls, the dealer was unreponsive and seemingly uninterested. I decided to retrieve my items from the other dealer after I called and spoke with Peter about the situation. Within a week Peter had booked a flight to Atlanta and arrived to evaluate the collection. In about 45 minutes Peter evaluated all of the items and propoed a very fair and educated offer which I was very pleased with. In less that a half hour he paid me in cash, professionally packed up all the items, and left for his flight back to Florida.If you are looking for a educated professional to work with in this type of situation I would highly reccomend Peter’s services. He is a no nonsense dealer who really knows the current market conditions and pays very fair for items. He handled the entire situation with a sense of urgency and got the deal done quicker than a local dealer. He is honest, responsive, and very easy to deal with”

Mike

Atlanta

“I was referred to Peter from a local gun shop when I was considering selling some antique Winchester Rifles and Antique Fly Rods that were passed down through the family. Peter came to my house and evaluated all of the items and began the process of researching the items. Within a few weeks, Peter had referred me to a gentleman that came to my house and paid a very fair price for the fly rods. The following week Peter had sold the Antique Winchesters and a pre Civil War Musket for a substantial amount of money. If you are looking for a professional to handle heirlooms, antique guns or sporting items you will not go wrong by working with Peter. He is very knowledgeable, straight forward, and results oriented. I highly reccomend him”

John

Palm City

“I met Peter through a local gun store where I went there on behalf of my son who had an antique hammer shot gun they wished to sell. The gun store recommended Peter and we met at the store an hour later. Peter took the gun and went to evaluate it in another room when he returned he went all through the gun with me and we finished up putting the on consignment. Realizing it could be a little while before it sold an English gun going back to 1873 is not what you go turkey shooting with in the south. Well nine days later I had a call to tell me he had sold the gun which was wonderful. I would recommend Peter Karlan in every way, he is an honest, straight forward young man who knows his business”

Shelia

Stuart Fl

“I inherited a large collection of old guns, knives, and accessories from a dear friend who passed away in Florida. After being referred from a local gun shop, I met Peter in order for him to evaluate the collection. After the evaluation, he offered me a very fair price for the entire collection. He was prompt, honest, friendly, and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone who is looking to sell any collection or single item.”

Jim

Long Island

“I have been dealing with Peter for over five years and have conducted numerous transactions with him during that time. I have always been very satisfied with the items that I have both purchased and sold him. He is very fair, honest and knowledgeable about military collectibles. I often call him about items I am considering buying and he always taken the time to advise me on those purchases. If you are considering selling any antique guns or military items you will not go wrong by dealing with Peter.”

Tony Rizzo

Google Review

“I have been doing business with Peter for over twenty years and have high regards for his professionalism and industry knowledge. We met at a local collectible arms society many years ago and he has been dealing with antique guns and historical military items for over 30 years. He is very knowledgeable about antique arms, the diverse collectible field of militaria and antiques in general. As a professional in the antique and collectibles business he takes the long term view and his reputation continues to be sound because of his expertise, transparency and honesty. I would highly recommend him as a trusted source to buy your antique guns and military items.”

Dan Upperco

Google Review

“I’ve been dealing with Peter Karlan and Karlan’s Arms & Antiques for over 30 years now and have always had a great experience dealing with Peter. He’s one of the most honest and knowledgeable experts in the antique arms and military industry.”

Glenn Leeder

Google Review

“After my father passed away Peter was referred to us from a family friend to help settle the estate. He initially purchased some of the items in the house that we knew that we would not be keeping. Later after the home was sold we were advised that the rest of the items in the house had to be totally cleaned out within a short period of time. Living out of state, I did not know how to address this challenge so I called Peter to see if he could handle the task. After speaking with him we agreed on a price for the remaining items in the house. He sent me a check and proceeded to clean out the entire house. He finished the task ahead of the deadline which the realtors and buyers greatly appreciated. I would refer Peter to anyone who is looking to settle an estate or simply to sell some items. He is fair, honest, trustworthy, reliable, and dependable. It was a pleasure dealing with him”

Hilda

Virgina

“My brother passed away and left me a house full of antiques and collectibles. Not knowing what to do, I called antique dealers who came to the house and offered me $350.00 for what appeared to the best items. After passing on their offer, Peter was referred to me by a family friend. After assessing the contents, he offered me five times the amount as the other dealers. He then took time to pack and remove the items and helped clean out the contents. He left the house swept and clean which was a tremendous help. I would highly recommend Peter to anyone who is selling items. He was courteous, professional, honest, and kind”

Dianna

Port St. Lucie

Our Galleries