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This is Ollie, the wonder dog, after a hard day chasing ducks. He kind of looks like Alf from the tv show, don't you think?
My friend died recently. His wife came across four guns that were of no use to her but would be of value to the right person. After offering to help her dispose of the guns I realized I had no idea on how to go about it. A google search gave me a number of ideas but the most interesting option seemed to be oldguns.ca. I spent some time on the site and enjoyed what it offered. The lay out, articles and testimonies encouraged me to make contact.
Sean responded very quickly and I was immediately relaxed with him. I explained my problem and expectations. After sending pictures to Sean we agreed on a price.The understanding was that upon seeing the guns, should they be worth more, he was prepared to offer more.
Sean was true to his word and increased his offer a sizable amount.
From the start I felt Sean was an honest upfront person. He did not let me down. It was a pleasure doing business with him. I would recommend him to anyone needing his help.
Thanks again Sean.
Many thanks, Sean! Your response to my inquiries about a very old pistol was timely and extremely knowledgeable. You were most helpful with instructions regarding shipment and payment and your offer to buy was a fair one. You are truly one of a kind! Cheers!
Phil K. Montreal
Just a quick note to say thanks again!
My mother was so happy to have the firearms into the hands of people who would appreciate them and know what do with them. Clearly neither she nor I fit that bill! We both know that Roger would want it that way too.
We were both so happy and relieved to have that task done as the list of things that need doing for Roger doesn't get shorter!
I appreciated your patience and kindness with Mom yesterday, and with me during the process.
I'm confident I won't need your services personally again, but should I encounter anyone who does, I will not hesitate to send them your way!
As power of attorney for someone who needed to be moved into a retirement residence, I was responsible for clearing out their apartment. During that process I found several hand guns and a variety of papers associated with them.
Not being a firearms owner myself, I was uncertain of how to proceed. A Google search lead me to oldguns.ca and Sean.
Sean identified the firearms, explained what I had and the legalities around them, found people qualified to take ownership, and acted on my behalf with the RCMP to quickly and efficiently process the transfers.
I would have been lost without Sean's assistance and guidance! I highly recommend oldguns.ca."
Sandra P, Ontario
I really appreciate all the insight you provided in regards to the old English rimfire that I enquired about. You provided an honest and thoughtful evaluation which helped me going forward.
Thanks again for the timely response.
website was incredibly helpful and he responded immediately when I reached out with a question about my antique firearm. In a couple minutes he answered my questions and helped me understand how to ship our family antique. It was pretty clear that he is here to educate and help.
Mike B., Vermont
Thank you so much Sean, for taking the time to privately look and assess my antique guns. Your professional opinion has satisfied my authenticity & value curiosity.
I had a very old 10 gauge shotgun that had belonged to my great uncle. I thought it was time to sell it in the hopes that someone would appreciate it. I contacted Sean through his website and left a message on the site. He responded very quickly and expressed an interest. We chatted for awhile and I found him very personable and likeable right away. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about all things antique guns. We met and came to an agreement for the sale. It was a pleasure dealing with Sean.
Heather S. Ont.
Just a note to say how much I like this page -- love the historical write ups that go with the guns. I am new to the hobby ( have just a few modest pieces to date ) -- new to guns and swords-- not antiques. I have been doing that for 35 years. Anyway, just a note to say I enjoy the text and illustrations and learn from it.
I have never come across a website that is tailored to collectors such as oldguns.ca. I was researching a family piece and was contemplating selling it, I took a chance and called oldguns.ca and got to speak with Sean, who is the fellow who's website it is. After speaking with Sean, I was stunned to learn that he promotes his site for the benefit of collectors and non collectors, he will post your piece (photograph, research, field emails) on his website at no charge, he will give you an honest appraisal at no charge, he will give you as much time as you need to answer all your questions , all this at no charge. He promotes specialized firearms restoration craftsmen on his site, again, all this for the benefit of the antique firearms community. The first thing Sean said to me was, he was not in business and this is strictly a hobby for him, keep up the good work and thanks for helping promote the firearms collecting fraternity.
D. MacGillivray, Vancouver, B.C.
While I was searching for info on selling a Sharps Saddle ring and a Dragoon , I ran across Sean’s web site , I had done research , but the knowledge Sean has in his field is second to none. After a few emails and calls we agreed on a price , Sean is fair , and honest , quick responses and quick payment , as well as very personable, he was great to deal with and if I ever run across more firearms that I have questions about or to sell , Sean will be the first contact.
Thank You Sean ,
Keep doing us a service
Jim from Winnipeg
It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Honest knowledgeable advice was
Really appreciated by me.
After we ended our phone conversation this evening I went on you web site to review your recent updating. It's now 12:50 and I just quit looking at and reading about the additions. Impressive! You have a website that's way better than most of the firearm "hawkers" in Canada and the US. A great source of firearms information to all of us who have the smell of burnt powder sickness. Keep doing what you're doing.
Wayne, Southern Ontario
Through inheritance, I found myself wondering what do I do with three long guns that were now in my possession... a classic Schneider Enfield and two Ross rifles. I came across Sean’s site and decided to connect. What a good decision!! Not knowing much about these rifles myself, I truly appreciated Sean’s knowledge, patience and clear communication teaching me along the way. His attention to detail and quick follow up helped me to arrive at a decision on the best way forward.
Many thanks, Sean for all your help!
I contacted Sean through the page via email looking to identify what we had gotten in a purchase. We had no idea what we were looking at but knew they were old. I sent an email with some photos and my phone number and was quite surprised with how swiftly he responded and answered. It turned out that the guns were both handmade and of no use or value aside from wall art, but neat to learn nonetheless. Thanks so much for your help! If I ever need assistance again or know anyone who does I'll be referring them to you!
I have known Sean for quite a few years. He is a very good friend and has a great knowledge of all kinds of weapons whether antique or modern. The photos that he takes are of extremely good quality and clarity and leave nothing to the imagination. His photos are as good as looking at the item in person. I would very highly recommend him to all in the arms collecting field.
Sean McGuire has a knowledge of old weapons l have found to be most impressive. The man knows his stuff. He has access to information l was unable to find on the internet, despite exhaustive searches. He has also been very generous in sharing that knowledge with me. I contacted him a year ago about an item on his site, and we have been in daily regular communication since. I hope to continue to be able to profit from the experience he has for old guns and militarism. Thanks Sean.
I had a simple question regarding an antique firearm in the family and sent Sean an email inquiring the best time to call. To my surprise he phoned me shortly after and was able to answer my question in a way that prompted more questions I had not even thought about. Although unfortunately we determined I would lose this piece of family history at some point, I truly appreciate his expertise and am grateful for his advice.
Tom S., Alberta
Sean, my family appreciates the time, estimate and fair pricing you provided us on my father’s gun collection. It was a difficult time for both my father and I to part with his early life”s passion. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking to receive an honest appraisal of their assets.
Regards, Andrew L.
After inheriting a small antique gun (C. Sharps 1859 Pepperbox) from my father’s estate, I reached out to Sean to enquire around it’s value. Sean educated me on the gun’s provenance (all of which was new to me) and ended up selling it to him. Sean was extremely pleasant to deal and incredibly knowledgeable. Happy with the value I received and hope it will find a great new home in someone’s collection!
I had a great conversation with Sean the other day about things in general relating to antique firearms and such, that quite naturally drifted to his collecting addiction and a discussion about his need to run testimonials on his website. I inquired as to where and why he thought he would ever need to defend himself and he expressed a concern for one....and only one....individual who innocently questioned his integrity as a result of a previous deal with another party that went wrong. This didn't sit well for me because the Sean I know does not need a testimonial to support his standing reputation. His reputation and his integrity is over the top. This website is tailored for and to collectors. His dedication is beyond reproach, but if a testimonial is required, then let this one be the first and last and let it put any doubts to rest, about his commitment to anyone. Sean does not need testimonials and I would say to anyone that may have had bad dealings with other people - Call Sean
Sean knows his stuff and always gives an excellent assessment, look at the photo's.... WOW! No worries. Great guy to deal with.
Keep up the great work and I look forward to checking on your site frequently!
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