Business Terms


Items on this website will only be sold to persons aged 18 or over. To enable your order to be processed you must have read and ticked your acceptance of our terms and conditions on the order form and by so doing confirmed that you are aged 18 or over. All items are sold as collectors items and are not intended for use. Firearms are sold only as antiques and are collectors items not fit for use. THESE GUNS MUST NOT BE FIRED. You agree to this by placing your order. Firstly it is against the law of the United Kingdom to fire any antique firearm without the appropriate licence, and secondly metal fatigue in antique weapons could result in serious injury or death.

Reservation of Title

All goods remain the property of Andrew Bottomley, until payment has been received in full, and the title to the goods shall remain vested in the seller and title shall not pass to the buyer until the purchase price for the goods has been paid in full and received by the Seller.

Packaging and Postage

All items are sent securely packed and protected. Orders are dispatched as soon as possible once payment has been received.
UK: All UK orders will be charged at a flat rate of £10.00 per parcel, This does not include insurance. If you require insurance it is your responsibility to ensure that the item is insured.

 EUROPEAll orders will be charged at a flat rate of £40.00 per parcel. this does not include insurance.
 REST OF THE WORLD: All orders will be charged at a flat rate of £50.00 per parcel.
This does not include insurance. If you require insurance it is your responsibility to ensure that the item is insured.

Overseas Deliveries

We are not responsible for the payment of any Customs duties or import taxes payable by the Customs department in the country of delivery. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to comply with any import restrictions in the country of delivery. Please check your own country's laws on antique weapons before placing your order as we can not be held responsible if your parcel should be delayed by the postal authorities in your country. Clients outside the UK, please note that you will not be able to import from the United Kingdom, any items that are made of ivory or contain ivory, without first obtaining a CITES permit.


Please note that if you require your parcel to be insured you must arrange your own insurance as we do not. Goods are usually dispatched by us using
Royal Mail Special Delivery service or Parcel Force "tracking" system.

Payment online by credit & debit card.

Credit or Debit Cards - With immediate effect we are able to accept Mastercard, American Express, JCB, and Visa cards by using the World-Pay online fraud prevention website. When you click to pay by card you will be automatically taken to our secure payment site where you will be asked for card and address authentication before the sale can proceed. We make no charge for using this service.

Our website updates automatically so once an item has been purchased online it will then immediately show as being out of stock. This is so that only one person can buy that item. If you click and buy an item on this website it is a contract of sale between you and us.

We no longer accept credit card payments over the telephone unless you are an established client, debit card payments are accepted.
We will clear all funds before dispatch if you wish to pay by Cheque,
We do not accept PayPal.

For payment by Bank Transfer
This is the safest method and also ensures that you will get your order dispatched within 1-2 days. For any orders to be paid by Bank transfer please contact us for our bank payment details.

Cash - If you would prefer to pay by cash, please reserve your item online and then see us at one of the upcoming Arms fairs on our calendar, where you can pay by cash if that is your preferred method of payment. If you do decide to send cash by mail,  please use special delivery mail at your own risk.


We offer a money back guarantee on all goods sold, if that item is not substantially as described  provided that you contact us immediately and return the item in the same condition it was dispatched, within 7 days of receipt of the goods. If an item is not notified to us within this time, it will be deemed as sold. Return postage costs are not refundable, any Bank Charges incurred will be deducted.
This money back guarantee does not apply to any goods we have sold that have been altered, cleaned, renovated, damaged, disassembled or otherwise tampered with by the purchaser without our knowledge. It also does not apply if you have been given our dealer discount.

Our Guarantee

All items advertised on this web site are authentic antique items and are guaranteed to be of the original stated period unless indicated otherwise. We take great care to ensure the accuracy of the description of items offered with regard to age, origin and condition, etc however, all such statements represent our opinion only.

Descriptions and condition of goods

We try to be as accurate as possible when describing items offered for sale however please remember that the majority of these items are well over 100 years old and some may have minor wear, blemishes, imperfections, restoration, and signs of use etc, which are not always noted in the description.
Allowance must therefore be made for normal everyday use and repairs over time. These items are all genuine antiques and you should expect some ageing to show.  
Antique weapon mounts and parts can be, and were often, constructed of various materials for decorative purposes, and where used precious metals such as gold and silver were not always hallmarked in previous centuries.


All details of Business Terms, Prices & Descriptions of items offered for sale by Andrew Bottomley are current, but are subject to change without notice.
If you should see a sold item that you would be have been interested in buying, please send us an email as we may have a similar item in stock that may not yet have been put onto the website.

Electronic Disclaimer

Due to the complexities of an electronic website, we reserve the right to refuse a sale if there has been an electronic failure in the description or pricing of any item.
We reserve the right to cancel any sale.


All photographs/content on the website are the property of Andrew Bottomley and must not to be reproduced without prior permission.