Terms & purchase
GUARANTEE: All antique & C&R guns are offered as collector’s items only and have no guarantee and/or warrantee as to its actual loading, shooting, and/or operable condition. Antique firearms are not generally owned with the intent of firing, however if you intend to shoot firearm (antique or C&R), it is highly recommended that a certified gunsmith expert check it out prior to loading and/or firing. At time of delivery of firearm to Buyer, the Buyer accepts all ownership liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities. It is the obligation of the user to know the law regarding such a sale, and to abide by the laws.
Also, we offer a 3-calender day inspection period money back guarantee for firearms sold in the US. Inspection period begins on the date the firearm was delivered to you or your dealer. If you are not satisfied with an item, please contact us and upon our receipt of item we will make refund. Refunds on returned collectibles are less shipping & insurance cost (only applicable if paid initially by seller) and also less, a 3% restock and handling fee. No returns for international sales.
SHIPPING: Buyer will be responsible for all shipping and insurance costs of carrier. Estimated shipping and insurance cost in the US for collectible firearms is approximately $70, however this cost will varies due to value, size, weight, carrier, and location. Hand guns can be shipped to C&R and/or FFL via USPS certified priority next day or UPS next day or Air Federal Express priority overnight. Rifles and shotguns include UPS ground. WE PREFER TO SHIP ALL ITEMS VIA FED EX. When your dealer handles the transfer of a firearm, typically they will charge a transfer fee which can vary from place to place. Policies varies with FFL services and fees therefore please confirm with your dealer. Dealer transfer fees are Buyers responsibility. Before ordering, it is Buyers responsibility to confirm that item(s) can be shipped legally to you.
UPS guidelines: https://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/packaging/guidelines/firearms.html
Shipping C & R Firearms: All modern guns (manufactured after 1898) will only be shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer in your state. We will need signed copies of all necessary & federally required documents prior to shipping.
Shipping Antique Firearms: It is not necessary to ship Antique Firearms (manufactured prior 1899) to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Typically Antique guns can ship directly to a qualified buyer (by Federal law). However, some states local laws may differ.
Shipping Antique Things: Estimated shipping & insurance cost in US for other smaller non-firearm collectibles is approximately $20 which will varies based on value, size, weight, and shipping location.
PAYMENT: We prefer US Postal Service (USPS) Money Order which normally allows item(s) to be immediately shipped. We also take major credit cards, however, if credit card is used please add 3% to purchase price and use secure order form attached herewith.
TAX: Sales taxes are not required in most States when item(s) are sold online. However, if you are an Arizona Residents you are required to add 8.9% of the selling price. Buyer is responsible to determine if sale tax is required in your State when shipped from Arizona. Your local FFL dealer should be able to give advice.
GENERAL DELIEVERY RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following is a brief summary of general Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) information that may assist the Buyer in delivery of firearms. This brief summary may not include all necessary information that a Buyer may need, however, we have included are some online links that may assist the Buyer with further detailed information. The Buyer is responsible to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and to determine and understand if purchase of subject firearm is restricted by law in their state or area. Buyers may want to consult your attorney and/or dealer for a more detailed understanding. Most dealers have a good understanding of procedures. ATF has an in depth website with most information adaptable to firearms laws: https://www.atf.gov/
Curios & Relics (C & R) firearms: The following is a portion of the definition (italic) from the ATF website: https://www.atf.gov/content/firearms/firearms-technology/curios-relics
To be recognized as C&R items, 478.11 specifies that firearms must fall within one of the following categories: Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas of such firearms; Firearms which are certified by the curator of a municipal, State, or Federal museum which exhibits firearms to be curios or relics of museum interest; and Any other firearms which derive a substantial part of their monetary value from the fact that they are novel, rare, bizarre, or because of their association with some historical figure, period, or event.
All C & R firearms (manufactured after 1898) will only be shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Some states may have a more stringent law. The FFL will be responsible for record keeping and background checks prior to delivery to buyer.
Antique Firearm: The following is a portion of the definition (italic) from the ATF website: https://www.atf.gov/content/what-qualifies-antique-firearm
As defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(16) the term “antique firearm” means —any firearm (including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or any replica of any firearm described in subparagraph (A) if such replica — is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition, or uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade; or any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and which cannot use fixed ammunition. For purposes of this subparagraph, the term ‘antique firearm’ shall not include any weapon which incorporates a firearm frame or receiver, any firearm which is converted into a muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon, which can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any combination thereof.
It is not necessary to ship Antique Firearms (manufactured prior 1899) to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. Typically, guns that qualify as Antique Firearms are not considered a firearm and can ship directly to a qualified buyer (by Federal law). However, some states may have more stringent laws affecting shipment of Antique Firearms. Also, under the purview of the Gun Control Act (GCA) some particular pre 1899 guns are considered firearms which ATF has a list of weapons that remain classified as firearms, not antiques which will require shipment to a FFL.