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Firearms, weapons, and knives policy
Most weapons can't be listed on eBay because of strict laws banning the sale of these items. To safeguard the community, we may also ban other related items that are legal to sell outside of eBay.
Listings of permitted weapons must comply with the Arms Act 1960, Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 and Explosives Act 1957. It is an offence for any person to sell or offer for sale any of the weapons listed in the Second Schedule of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958. In addition, listings must follow our guidelines as well as meet the following requirements:
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
Real ammunition and ammunition accessories cannot be listed.
We do not allow the listing of explosives, grenades and ordnance on eBay. For further details, please review the details below and our military items policy.
Before posting any military items on eBay, please check the list contained in Part 121 of the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to determine if the items are listed in Part 121. Items permitted by eBay but listed in Part 121 can only be published on eBay's US website (eBay.com) under certain conditions. Please refer to additional information for further details.
Firearms can't be listed on eBay due to strict laws banning the sale of these items. Listings for some firearm parts and accessories are allowed as long as sellers follow our guidelines.
Certain firearm parts and accessories can be listed on eBay in accordance with the following regulations.
All items allowed in this section must clearly state the parts or accessories sold, and the type of firearms to which the parts or accessories are applicable ("Type" may refer to general purpose, not necessarily a designated brand or manufacturer. Example: "This part is suitable for manual bolt-on rifles"). Listings that do not provide this information may be removed.
Some hand-to-hand combat weapons and martial arts weapons can't be listed. See the list below, as well as the Knives section, for more details.
Only knives that follow our rules can be listed on eBay. No other knives are allowed.
Before posting any military items on eBay, check the information contained in Part 121 of the International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This law restricts the export and import of certain military items and information. In addition to other regulations and restrictions, for the items and information listed in Part 121, ITAR also requires sellers who intend to ship these items to outside the United States to obtain a special license from the U.S. Department of State.
Since we cannot determine whether the seller has a license, the seller can only sell items to U.S. citizens currently living in the U.S. You must specify in your listing that only local delivery is allowed, and ensure that you and the buyer comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as eBay policies.
The items and information that are permitted by eBay but listed in Part 121 can only be published on eBay's US website (eBay.com) by sellers registered in the United States, and only for local delivery (within the United States). In any case, the items listed in Part 121 of ITAR cannot be published on other eBay websites.
For safety reasons and to comply with laws and regulations, we restrict the weapons and accessories that can be sold on eBay. Please ensure that you comply with all laws and regulations and comply with eBay policies before buying or selling these items.
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