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Firearms, weapons, and knives policy


Policy overview

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:

  • The seller is located in Malaysia;

  • The buyer is located in Malaysia;

  • The item is also in Malaysia;

  • Both the seller and buyer are licensed to purchase and possess the permitted item (if necessary under local laws); and

  • The seller offers only domestic shipping for the item, since international shipping would make the item available in countries where it might be prohibited.

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?


Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Airsoft guns

  • Gel ball blaster guns

  • Cap guns

  • Replica firearms

  • Replica blaster kits

  • Toy guns that can be mistaken as working firearms

Real ammunition and ammunition accessories cannot be listed.

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Ammunition for firearms, including bullets, cartridges, casings, shells, and hulls

  • Fake ammunition

  • Gunpowder or detonator

  • Inert ammunition


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 ( under certain conditions. Please refer to additional information for further details.

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • All firecrackers (small explosive devices primarily designed to produce a large amount of noise)

  • All forms of fireworks, including tube-sparklers and 'pop-pop'

  • Atom or nuclear weapons

  • Explosives

  • Grenades of any kind

  • Grenade launchers

  • Land mines

  • Missiles, rockets, or launchers

  • Nerve gas

  • Ordnance, military weaponry (such as grenades and landmines), ammunition and related parts, and most military vehicles including aircraft and ships, even if it has been made 'unserviceable' or has been 'de-militarised' or 'de-milled'

  • Articles or services specifically designed, developed, configured, adapted or modified for a military application

  • Night vision goggles, body armour, technical data manuals, gas masks and protective clothing which have significant military or intelligence applicability

  • Metal replica hand grenades

  • Flamethrowers

  • Missiles, rockets or launchers

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.

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Firearms of any type

  • Parts and accessories for assault weapons, including blueprints and instructions

  • Any part or accessory in violation of local law

  • Firearm receivers, even if incomplete

  • The following firearm accessories are not allowed:

    • Gun parts, including, but not limited to, barrels, firing pins, trigger assemblies, and magazines

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.



  • Magazine holder, quick loading device, magazine bar or monthly clip



Firearm accessories that we allow, such as grips, holsters, and scopes, must follow these guidelines:

  • The listing must clearly identify the part or accessory being sold as well as the type of firearm it fits ("type" can mean general use and not necessarily brand or manufacturer). For example, "This part can be used with bolt-action rifles."

  • The listing cannot show a picture of an actual firearm

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • The following firearm accessories are not allowed:

    • Gun parts, including, but not limited to, barrels, firing pins, trigger assemblies, and magazines

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.



  • For training or practice short sticks, truncheons, nunchakus or triangle sticks made of styrofoam, high-density styrofoam or plastic inner tube with styrofoam, you must list the materials in the publication. However, styrofoam filled or styrofoam weapons with metal inner tubes are prohibited items

Not allowed

Not allowed

The following or similar items are not allowed:

  • Hand weapons such as: Brass knuckles in any form, leaded canes, nightsticks, nunchakus, sansetsukons, or throwing weapons

  • Weapons such as: Blow or dart guns, flare guns, potato guns, tear gas, stun guns, or tasers

Only knives that follow our rules can be listed on eBay. No other knives are allowed.



  • All types of knives not in the list below or not otherwise prohibited by law are allowed. The listing must also follow our international trading policy. For example, the sale of knives on and is prohibited with limited exceptions

Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Automatic knives

  • Butterfly knives

  • Dual-action knives

  • Gravity knives

  • Star knives

  • Trench knives

  • Out-the-front knives

  • Paratrooper knives

  • Push knives

  • Switchblade knives

  • Sword canes

  • Spring-assisted knives

  • Hidden or disguised knives such as writing pen knives or belt buckle knives


Not allowed

Not allowed

  • Air rifles, air guns or air pistols

  • Airsoft rifles or Airsoft guns

  • Any frame or receiver for a BB gun or air rifle

  • BB guns

  • Pellet guns


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 ( 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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