Arms & Armor. Swords. Daggers. Bayonets. Guns. Militaria. Books.
Dealers in collectible firearms, edged weapons, militaria and related books. We specialize in European military firearms and edged weapons of all periods. We are an importer of arms and armor books from Europe and Australia.
Kristopher Gasior and Kasia Matuszewska-Gasior
P.O. Box 8327 Fredericksburg, VA 22404-8327 USA
Telephone/FAX# (540) 374-8124 (orders only!)
(All the emails with attachments or pictures sent to our email addresses are deleted due to the computer virus epidemic).
Last Update: 05/22/13
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About Us We are a licensed dealer of collectible firearms, edged weapons, militaria and books on the related subjects. We specialize in European military firearms and edged weapons of all periods. We are an importer of arms and armor books from Europe and Australia. We are a mail order service only, we do not have a showroom. We are not always available to answer your question in a timely manner due to our work and/or travel schedule, so please accept our apologies. We will always try to answer your questions and inquiries as quickly as possible.
Orders You can place orders by email, mail, telephone or fax. We are now allowed to accept a faxed copy of your FFL license. Please, set your fax to "Extra Fine" and fax your FFL license to 540 374 8124.
Payment We accept cashier checks, money orders, postal money orders and personal checks. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard and Discover/Novus. There is no extra charge for paying by credit cards. Personal checks will be held for 14 business days, or as long as it is necessary to clear them by the bank. To speed up the shipment, please pay by money order, cashier check or credit card. We also accept MoneyGram and Western Union money transfers. We recommend bank wire transfer payments for all international orders. No credit card payments are allowed on layaway. PayPal can be used only for other than firearms purchases (PayPal does not allow payment for firearms!)
Shipping Terms We ship by UPS and USPS only. The rifles are shipped by UPS, while all the other items are shipped by USPS. Following is a list of our standard shipping charges. Rifles: $30 for the first one, and $30 for each additional rifle. Pistols: $20 for the first one, and $10 for each additional pistol. Swords: $25 for the first one, and $15 for each additional sword. Daggers: $15 for the first one, and $5 for each additional dagger. Bayonets and Knives: $13 for the first one, and $4 for each additional bayonet or knife. Holsters: $10 for the first one, and $2 for each additional holster. Books: $4.50 for the first one, and $1.50 for each additional book. The above rates are valid only in the continental USA. All purchased items will be shipped as soon as possible.
Return Policy We offer five day inspection and return privilege for all domestic transactions. No explanation is necessary to return any item that you have purchased from us. Just call us in advance and ship the item within five days after receiving it. All items have to be returned in original, undamaged condition. Shipping fees are not subject to reimbursement. At no time during the inspection period will the Buyer fire the firearm. If the Buyer does fire the firearm at any time during the inspection period, the sale is considered final. Inspection consists of external examination, checking bore and having headspace checked by a gunsmith. No further disassembly is permitted to include but not limited to turning any screws or removing any punch pins. We do not offer inspection and return privilege in international trade. Books are not covered by our inspection and return policy.
FFL Firearm Transfers All post 1898 firearms must be transferred through a licensed FFL dealer. Curios & Relics firearms can be shipped to holders of FFL C&R license, unless local laws prohibit such transactions. All guns are sold as collector items only and they are not intended for shooting. If you plan to shoot any firearm, please have it inspected by a qualified gunsmith. Please, contact us via e-mail with the name of your FFL dealer. Make sure your FFL dealer marks the envelope and the FFL with your full name. We receive unsolicited FFL-s on a daily basis. If your dealer sends us an FFL without your full name, we cannot guarantee that it will be connected to your purchase.We are now allowed to accept a faxed copy of your FFL license. Please, set your fax to "Extra Fine" and fax your FFL license to 540 374 8124.
Guarantee We offer a lifetime authenticity guarantee for all items that we sell. All items are guaranteed to be "authentic antiques", and not "fakes" or "reproductions". We allow quality restorations and repairs to the antique arms that we sell. We will always inform a buyer about any repair or restoration that we are aware of.
Export 1. Pre-1899 Firearms. We can sell and ship all the antique firearms (pre-1899) directly overseas, unless foreign laws prohibit such transactions. It is the Buyer responsibility to make sure that such transactions are legal in his/her particular country. It is the Buyer responsibility to provide all necessary permits or licenses, as required by the foreign law, that will be attached to the parcel. There is no extra charge for shipping of antique weapons overseas. We charge actual shipping, packing and insurance cost on all overseas shipments. We recommend US Postal Service Priority Mail which is reliable and trackable on the internet. The average cost of shipping and insurance to Europe by Priority Mail is $90 in case of antique rifle, and $40 in case of antique handgun. This cost includes packing materials and labor. We do not recommend US Postal Service Surface Mail, which is not internet trackable, and is a subject to considerable delays. We will be glad to provide you with an estimate of shipping and insurance cost to your particular country. We recommend bank wire transfer payments for all international orders. 2. Post-1898 Firearms. We export post-1898 firearms through an export agent at the cost. The export agent will provide an estimate for the overseas shipping of post-1898 guns. All the shipping and exportation charges are the responsibility of the Buyer. The export of firearms is a long process and sometimes it may take several months. In most cases, the export of firearms takes 2-3 months. The Buyer will be asked to provide all the documents that are required to import and to own firearms in his particular country. The Buyer will be asked to translate such documents to English, in case they are issued in other than English language. The Buyer will be asked to fully cooperate with the export agent in resolving all potential export and shipping issues. No returns are allowed on overseas shipments. We charge $30 per long gun (rifle or carbine), and/or $15 for first handgun, and $7.50 for each additional handgun, to cover shipping to the export agent. Please, contact us to discuss overseas shipments in special cases.
Caliber We do not guarantee correctness of calibers of any firearms listed on our web site. We list calibers for orientation purpose only, and to help identify the particular firearm. All guns are sold as collector items only and they are not intended for shooting. If you plan to shoot any firearm, please have it inspected by a qualified gunsmith. Please, ask your gunsmith to verify the caliber of any firearm, before you attempt to fire it.
Prices All our prices are firm. Our evaluation of antique arms is based on highly subjective view of their respective marketability, and our experience with similar items in the past. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Parts We do not sell gun and/or sword parts. We do not have an inventory of such items. We do not have current information about gun/sword parts inventory of other dealers and distributors. We will not respond to any requests for parts over the internet.
Ammunition We do not sell ammunition. We do not have an inventory of ammunition. We do not have current information about type of ammunition carried by other dealers and distributors. We will not respond to any requests for ammunition over the internet.
Pictures Digital pictures are available upon request. If you do not see an icon "PIC" next to the description of an item that you are interested in, please contact us and we will email a digital image of such an item in the next couple of days.
Updates This site will be updated on the regular basis, at least once or twice a week, so please bookmark our site and check back often. The hereinabove statement does not apply to vacation time, holidays, and business related travels (auctions, shows, etc.)
Estimates We cannot estimate the value of your weapon based on your written description only. We have to see the item in question. We will not respond to any requests for evaluation over the internet.
Consignment We do not accept consignment at this time. We would rather purchase your collection. Please, send us a complete description of your collection with prices of each item. We have a "price in the first letter" policy.
This site will be updated on the regular basis, so please bookmark our site and check back often!