About Me

Peter L. Karlan, M.S.L.

Karlan’s Antique Gun & Military Antique Buying Service was created in order to make selling your items as easy and straight forward as possible. I know that it is sometimes difficult to make the right decision in regards to selling a collection or single family heirloom. I am glad to offer this service in order for you to be at ease through this process and know that you have received an honest price for your item(s).

For over 30 years I have been buying and selling Antique Guns (Pre-1898), Military Antiques, Swords, Helmets, Armor, Cannons, Flags, Daggers, Knives, Medals, Accouterments, Militaria, Antiques and Fine Art to the public nationally and internationally. I am interested in items from all nations, wars and conflicts from the 17th Century thru the Vietnam War. You can find me as a regular vendor at various arms and antique shows from coast to coast. I am always available via the web, phone and by appointment. I travel nationwide to purchase collections or single items.

Please call, email or text me in order to discuss your needs anytime. Thanks for visiting my site.

Background and History

I am a native of New York City and have held a variety of executive positions over the years in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. My interest began in arms and antiques at seventeen years old when I bought my first bayonet in a yard sale. Ever since, I have been involved in collecting and seeking out rare and unusual items at shows and auctions all across the country and internationally.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and an undergraduate degree in English and Communications. I have studied International Business in Oxfordshire England and Theatre at The Royal Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford Upon Avon. I am a member of The Palm Beach County Antique Arms Collectors Association, The Company of Military Historians, Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, Antiques & Collectibles National Association, National Rifle Association, and Past Member of The Ft. Lee Arms Collectors Society. I am also a former New Jersey Antique Auction Gallery Manager.

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