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Firearm Information for Decker’s Jewelry and Pawn

How to get a loan on firearms?

Yes you can pawn your firearm for a short-term loan. Almost every firearm is allowed to be pawned in South Carolina. (Please read below for further details.) This allows you to keep ownership of your firearm and collect some quick cash.

There is no requirement in South Carolina dealing with an "unregistered" firearm. Firearms in South Carolina, excluding machine guns and other Class 3 Firearms, do not have to have any type of registration.

This means that if you were given a hunting rifle by your father when you were growing up, this firearm is allowed to be pawned and is legally yours, following you are legally allowed to own a firearm. Nearly all firearms are eligible to be pawned in the state of South Carolina.

This is stated in:



SECTION 23-31-510. Regulation of ownership, transfer, or possession of firearm or ammunition; discharge on landowner's own property.

No governing body of any county, municipality, or other political subdivision in the State may enact or promulgate any regulation or ordinance that regulates or attempts to regulate:

(1) the transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or any combination of these things;

Do you buy firearms?

Yes, we do! We can get you the most money on your firearms today. Don't want to sell your firearm but need some cash? We also lend money on firearms!“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Article 1, Section 20 South Carolina Constitutional Provision

Do you lay-away firearms?

Yes we do! A firearm lay-away is 25% down of the total sales price and the monthly payment will vary depending on the price. Monthly payments can range from $15 a month to $150 a month.

Do you do background checks?

By Federal Law, anytime a firearm leaves our store we must do a background check. You must fill out the 4473 Form that verifies your information. It asks questions such as name, address, ethnicity, and a few other basic questions. The background check is free and may take as little as 5 minutes for the entire process.

If you have a South Carolina or Military CWP then you may qualify to have your background check skipped. You will still have to fill out a 4473 but we will not have to wait on a response from the ATF.

What are the age restrictions to buy a firearm?

You must be 18 years old or older to purchase a long gun (rifles, most shotguns etc.).

You must be 21 years old or older to purchase a handgun.

Required Identification

To purchase a long gun (shotguns, rifles etc.) you must have a valid government issues picture ID such as a driver's license.

To purchase a handgun you must have a South Carolina government state-issued ID such as a driver's license.

To buy a firearm online, we must ship the firearm to an FFL dealer.

How to Buy a Firearm in South Carolina at Decker's Jewelry and Pawn

Purchasing a Firearm in Store

Decide if you would like to purchase a long gun or a handgun.

A long gun (rifle, shotgun etc) requires you to be 18 years old or older.

A handgun requires that you be at least 21 years old.


Bring your driver's license or other government issued pictured ID with you. This ID must be valid.


Fill out a 4473 Form. This form will be provided by Decker's Jewelry and Pawn and is basic questions regarding address, ethnicity, and a few simple questions. We use this form to do the background check. The background check can take as little as 5 minutes to complete and for the government to give us an approval on your purchase.


Pay us for the firearm and now you are the legal owner of a firearm from Decker's Jewelry and Pawn!

How to Buy a Handgun from Decker's Jewelry and Pawn in South Carolina if you are in the Military

Members of the Military Buying a Firearm

Decker's Jewelry and Pawn has been located minutes away from Fort Jackson for over 25 years. We try our hardest to please the heroes of our armed forces that protect our freedoms.

To buy a long gun as a member of the military all you need is a government issued picture ID.

To buy a hand gun as a member of the military you will need to either be a resident of South Carolina with a government issued ID (eg. driver's license) or to have your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders.

The same rules apply regarding age.

We Will Loan Cash on Your Firearm

Need some quick cash but don't want to sell your firearm? No problem. You can pawn your firearm for a short-term loan and the firearm is still yours! We'll just store it for you. The process is quick and easy.

We Will Buy Your Firearm

Decker's Jewelry and Pawn will also buy your firearm from you. Use it for a purchase on another firearm or whatever you'd like! The money is all yours. We promise to make the process a breeze.

We Sell Firearms

Decker's Jewelry and Pawn has been in business for over 25 years. Due to our longevity we carry a lot of different and unique types of firearms. These firearms are all tested. New or pre-owned, we have the firearm you want today!


Decker's Jewelry and Pawn offers a lay-away program for all of our firearms for sale. These firearms are 25% down and a monthly charge from $15-$150 a month depending on the total price of your purchase.

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