How does the grading system work?
The finish percentage refers to the percentage of original finish remaining on the metal surfaces, as defined by Fjestad’s Blue Book of Gun Values.
The grading of the bore and stock of each firearm is defined by Edelweiss Arms using a numbering system with the following parameters:
- 5/5: Shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves, and excellent crowning.
- 4/5: Clean bore with sharp lands and grooves, and minor wear to crowning.
- 3/5: Dull bore with slightly worn lands and grooves, and wear to crowning.
- 2/5: Frosted bore with rounded lands and grooves, and worn crowning.
- 1/5: Pitted and damaged lands and grooves and/or damaged crowning. (not recommended to fire)
- 5/5: Clean wood with complete original finish and light handling marks.
- 4/5: Clean wood with majority original finish with heavy handling marks. May exhibit factory refurbishing.
- 3/5: Wood with large portion of original finish, possible scratches or chips from handling.
- 2/5: Wood with little to no original finish, heavy scratching or chips from handling.
- 1/5: Wood with no original finish and or structural damage. (not recommended to fire)
Please note that, unless otherwise noted on a product's description, the firearms that Edelweiss Arms acquires are military or police issued firearms, and many have been manufactured long ago. These firearms are likely to exhibit signs of use. Our grading is performed with these considerations.
Are there import marks on your firearms?
We do not engrave firearms classified as Antiques.
Curio and Relic as well as Modern firearms that we import will have information engraved onto the receiver, frame, or barrel as required. We engrave our firearms as discreetly as possible. For more information on our engraving process, please visit our blog post at https://edelweissarms.com/blog/import-engraving-information
Are these firearms safe to fire?
Edelweiss Arms specializes in antique/used/collectible firearms that have been manufactured decades ago, in some cases, over a century. Unless otherwise noted, these firearms are used and many were military or police issued. Every firearm listed on www.edelweissarms.com is thoroughly inspected for condition. However, we do not test fire the product and therefore cannot guarantee every firearm will feed or fire. We strongly recommend that any antique/used/collectible firearms to be inspected by a gunsmith before attempting to fire.
If you do intend to fire a firearm purchased through Edelweiss Arms, please be sure that you use the correct caliber ammunition of the correct specifications for your firearm.
Example: The Swiss Schmidt-Rubin 1889 is chambered for Swiss 7.5x53.5 (GP90); do not attempt to use 7.5x55 (GP11) ammunition with this rifle.
Do you use stock photos?
All items listed for sale at EdelweissArms.com is of the actual item sold in that listing unless noted in the product description.
- No stock photos are used for firearms; each firearm is individually photographed.
- Accessories, such as cleaning kits, muzzle covers, slings, etc., may use stock photos and will be noted in the product description.
How do I place an order?
Edelweiss Arms aims to make the ordering process of your desired collectible firearm as seamless as possible. Each item listed is accompanied with high-resolution images and a detailed product description in order for you to make an informed purchase decision. If you have any additional questions or concerns not covered on the product page, please call and speak to a member of our sales staff, who are collectors themselves with years of experience.
For a step by step guide on how to place your order through www.edelweissarms.com, please visit the HOW TO ORDER page.
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards only.
- No money orders
- No personal checks
- Payment is assessed at the time of order placement
- Payment is assessed at the time of order placement
Do you offer a layaway program?
Edelweiss Arms does not offer a layaway program. Payment is to be made in full with credit card at the time of purchase.
Do you ship ammunition to _______?
Please refer to our Shipping Policy page for more information.
How is my order shipped?
All firearms orders are shipped within the United States via UPS for a flat fee of $39.00 per firearm which includes the cost of shipping, a padded, hard shell carry case, insurance, and signature upon delivery service.
Accessories are shipped within the United States with a cost calculated using UPS Ground service.
If ordering a firearm along with ammunition, ammunition will ship separately from your firearm order.
Do you have a showroom? Do you offer local pick-up?
Edelweiss Arms is a division of firearms manufacturer KRISS USA, Inc.. As we are within a secured facility that is not open to the public, we do not operate a public showroom. It is not possible for you to inspect any of our products at our facility prior to purchase.
We lack the facilities required to process any required background checks for firearms transfers so we are not able to provide for local pick-up of any orders. Please refer to our Shipping policy for further shipping information.
How long is my order processing time?
Orders are typically shipped within two business days of receipt of all necessary documents. For example, if you place an order for a C&R firearm on a Thursday, then provide the FFL to us on Friday, the soonest your order will ship would be the following Monday. Please allow for additional processing time during special events such as holidays and sales.
How do I make a return and/or receive a refund?
Please refer to our Warranty and Returns page.
How do I cancel my order?
Contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.
If you elect to cancel your order before Edelweiss Arms has delivered your merchandise to the courier, a 4% administration fee will be assessed to your refund.
A 10% restocking fee will apply to any cancellation requests made after merchandise has been delivered to the courier.
How do firearms laws apply to Edelweiss Arms products?
Antiques are a special class of firearms, as defined by Chapter 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations section 478.11. Therefore, antique firearms may be purchased and delivered directly to you, without a Federal Firearms License (FFL).
Firearms manufactured in or before 1898 are classified as Antiques.
Curios and Relics
Firearms automatically receive C&R status when they are fifty (50) years old.
C&R firearms manufactured since 1899 are not Antiques, and therefore are required to be delivered to an FFL.
Antique and C&R status does not exempt the firearm from any magazine capacity restrictions imposed by your state or local government.
National Firearms Act
Antique and C&R status does not exempt the firearm from any regulations in the National Firearms Act.
You are responsible for complying with your state and local laws before purchasing from Edelweiss Arms. If you have any questions regarding the legality of any of our items in your state/county/jurisdiction, please contact a firearms attorney in your area as employees of Edelweiss Arms and KRISS USA, Inc. are not qualified to provide legal advice.