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Auctioneer Andreas & Associates Auctioneering & Appraisals 515-681-7735
Auction Date Oct 19 Auction
Elks Lodge
5420 NE 12th Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA
Time 10:00AM
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Firearms & Ammunition Auction

Saturday, October 19
Elks Lodge - 5420 NE 12th Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Mark your calendars for PART ONE of a Multi Sale Estate Auction featuring the Firearms & Ammunition collection of Reed Betts - a long-time collector and well known local gunsmith.

This initial sale will feature 425 lots of firearms PLUS 200 lots of ammunition (ammo to be sold in-house only) - you won't want to miss it!  

The live sale will begin promptly at 10:00am and we will start with one hour of ammo sales on-site only.  At 11:00am we will begin selling the firearms (live sale & online simulcast). Once all guns have been sold we will finish the sale with the rest of the ammo (on-site only). All State & Federal Firearms Laws Apply. NO INTERNATIONAL SALES!

10% ONSITE Buyers Premium 
15% ABSENTEE Buyers Premium
(Absentee bids should be emailed to by the end of the day on Thursday, October 17th.  Please include name, address & phone number, Lot number(s) and max bid.  

18% ONLINE Buyers Premium 

A complete catalog & photos have been added - check it out!

Online Bidding is Available:
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On-Site Buyers Premium: 10%
Internet Premium: 18% (see Internet Terms listed at the bottom)

Special Terms (applies to in-house and online sales)

All property is sold “AS IS”, and ALL SALES ARE FINAL. These items are NOT professionally graded. They have NOT been tested and Firearms are specifically NOT warranted for shooting. **Any firearm should be inspected by a competent gunsmith for safety, function, & proper ammunition type before attempting to fire. Any description of mechanical function or condition does NOT mean the gun has been inspected or Ok'd for shooting.

Read the descriptions of each firearm/item & view photographs carefully, should you have questions e-mail us at  Be sure to ask questions BEFORE bidding & prior to start of auction. Accuracy of catalog & other descriptions is NOT guaranteed. Although we do our best to provide good descriptions, no portion of any description is a guarantee. Such qualities as condition, age, origin, historical attribution, quality, originality, measurement, significance, percentage of finish, alteration, & restoration are OPINION ONLY, & are NOT guaranteed. You are strongly urged to inspect each item on which you bid, & to base your bids on your own opinions & observations.


Property is open to thorough public inspection. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determinative factor. Andreas Auctioneers may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the internet and at the auction but makes no representations. In no event shall Andreas Auctioneers be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Bidder shall be the sole judge of value. Bidders who bid from off site and are not present at the live auction or preview understand and acknowledge that they may not be able to inspect an item as well as if they examined it in person. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to determine condition, age, genuineness, value or any other determinative factor. Andreas Auctioneers will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in the description of the merchandise. Bidder agrees that everything is sold as is and that they may not return any item they purchase. Andreas Auctioneers is providing internet pre-auction and live bidding as a service to Bidder. Bidder acknowledges and understands that this service may or may not function correctly the day of the auction. Under no circumstances shall Bidder have any kind of claim against Andreas Auctioneers or anyone else if the internet service fails to work correctly before or during the live auction. Andreas Auctioneers will not be responsible for any missed bids from any source. Internet bidders who desire to make certain their bid is acknowledged should use the proxy-bidding feature and leave their maximum bid 24 hours before the auction begins. Andreas Auctioneers reserves the right to withdraw or re-catalog items in this auction. Purchaser is responsible for all document transfer fees.

Participation Requirements:
Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval

Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, Check, Cash, Wire Transfer and Money Order.
Payment Instructions:  
Your credit card used upon registration WILL BE BILLED WITHIN 24 Hours following the auction for purchase(s) under $2,000, plus 18% buyers premium and firearms transfer fee(s). Any invoice OVER $2,000 REQUIRES PAYMENT OF PERSONAL CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR WIRE TRANSFER.

There will be a $25 FFL Transfer fee for Firearms. Successful bidders will be emailed an invoice at the end of the live auction. The total due will include: (1) your final bid price, (2) the buyer's premium, (3) the firearms transfer fee(s).  Shipping charges will be separate, see shipping instructions below for costs.

A $10 fee is charged for all Credit Cards which are declined for items purchased or for shipping fees. Please make sure you have enough credit on your card to pay for purchases prior to bidding! Credit card chargebacks will not be accepted. 

BE AWARE it is a Federal Crime to write a non-sufficient fund check or cancel a credit card on a Firearms Purchase, we will report any such incidents to local law enforcement & the ATF.
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Shipping Instructions:
ALL FIREARMS MUST BE SHIPPED TO AN FFL AGENT IN YOUR AREA. IT IS THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THEIR FFL DEALER AND HAVE A COPY OF THEIR LICENSE EMAILED TO INFO@ANDREASAUCTIONS.COM. PLEASE HAVE THEM PUT YOUR NAME & PADDLE NUMBER SOMEWHERE IN THE EMAIL. Items requiring shipment will be packed & shipped by Andreas Auctions in-house shipping department to you at your expense & risk. ALL SHIPPING CHARGES ARE BILLED TO YOUR CREDIT CARD. Basic shipping charges inside the continental U.S. are expected to be: $45-60 for a long gun. Typical cost for Handgun shipments are $35-$55. **These are AVERAGE ESTIMATES, oversize, special packing, insurance, etc. will be more.

Preview Date & Times: Preview guns day of auction starting at 8:00am.
Checkout Date & Times:
Location:  Elks Lodge – 5420 NE 12th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50327

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