Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Terms of Business

All details of business terms, prices & descriptions of items offered for sale in this shop are current, subject to change without prior notice & replace any previously advertised details.

Our Guarantee

All items advertised on this website are of original period manufacture unless stated otherwise. We offer a money back guarantee on all of the goods supplied subject to the terms listed below.

  • Should you be unhappy with any item purchased, you should contact us by e mail within 7 days of receipt of the goods. The item can then be returned to us, provided that it is in the condition as sent, for a full refund of the purchase price. If an item is not notified to us within this time, it will be considered as being sold. We regret that postage costs are not refundable
  • This refund offer does not apply to any goods purchased in error (including errors in translation of the text of this web site to another language), on the behalf of a third party, nor to goods that have been damaged, disassembled or tampered with after purchase.
  • The responsibility lies with the customer to ensure that any goods ordered are allowed to be imported into your country. If an item has to be returned because it cannot be imported to your country, we can offer other goods to the same value in exchange, less any return postage & import costs incurred by us, but are unable to give a refund
  • Any returned items paid for via Paypal will be refunded via Paypal.

Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Orders.

No contract will exist between you and us until we have received full payment from you and have dispatched the ordered products. Please note that our initial acknowledgment of your order does not constitute acceptance of that order. You may also receive a payment acknowledgment email from Paypal, this again does not constitute acceptance of that order.

Should we, for any reason, decide not to accept your order we will advise you accordingly and any monies paid will be refunded.

Sales of Knives ,Airsoft guns and Replicas

The sale of Knives, other Edged Weapons , Airsoft Guns and Replica firearms are restricted to those aged over 18. Verification of age is required before purchase is concluded. The sale of Airsoft and Replica  guns is covered by The VCR act DETAILED BELOW

Please note this information is only relevant for sales to  people in the U.K:

From 01st October 2007 a new law was introduced in the U.K (VCR-Act) restricting sales of all types of replica guns (but not banning them or making them illegal).

You can purchase as per normal for film, theatre T.V, living history or if you are registered with a re-enactment group (other exemptions exist from the new law, please read on)

Purchases of replica guns for re-enactors and for film, theatrical performances, or rehearsals and for skirmishing are permitted and confirmed so by the Home Office.

Other exemptions also include for use in museum, galleries and for public displays.  

Replicas that are at least 51% in a bright colour specified as either red, purple, orange, pink and yellow are exempt from the new UK laws. Therefore, if you do not fall within the above categories then you can still purchase a replica but 51% of it will have to be painted in a bright colour as indicated above.   (we offer a painting service to make 51% your replica a bright colour if you do not fall within the above categories - Please ask).  The reason behind bright colour is because the replica goes from being a Realistic Imitation Firearm (RIF) to a imitation firearm (in bright colour) which is exempt from the VCRA laws.  You have to be over 18yrs old to purchase/own. No replica would be sold to anyone under 18 years old. 

If you are registered with an insured skirmishing group you are also exempt and can also purchase under the new laws. Proof of exemption has to be provided.

In order to purchase you will have to confirm you are registered with a re-enactment group or living history group / skirmishing group or the purchase is for film / theatre or re-enacting purposes. This could be done via your re-enactment/living history membership card, your UKARA registered, letter from film/TV company.   If you cannot provide proof of your defence then 51% of the replica would have to be painted in a bright colour (as specified in the UK-VCRA) in order to make it a imitation firearm. We offer a painting service for people who do not have a defence.

To clarify:

Ownership and use of replica guns will remain unaffected after 01st October 2007.

Anyone who purchased before or after 01st October 2007 will be able to continue to own, use their replica guns as per normal within the law.

Exemptions in the new law allows sales to film, theatre purposes (for example rehearsals) and to re-enactors meaning collectors in general may be joining re-enactment groups or confirming use of replica guns is for film or theatre use.  Also exempt :  for purposes of museum, galleries and public displays.   

There is no mention in the VCR Bill that re-enactors are limited to era specific replica guns

Replicas that are 51% in a bright colours specified as either in red, pink, purple orange and yellow are exempt from the new UK laws.  This is because the realistic imitation firearm (RIF) goes to being a Imitation Firearm.

Replicas with a design and mechanism of a sort first dating before 1870 are also exempt from the new UK laws  (S.A.A. .45's are exempt)  Please see our Wild-West page.

Parts / Accessories unaffected (PFC caps, cartridges, mags...ect..)

Both before and after the new laws introduced modelguns are 100% legal in the UK

Additional (extracts taken from the Home Office site and various other government sites):

Deactivated Weapons

Under the Firearms Regulations 2019, Bat 21 Militaria and Surplus has a legal requirement to notify the Home office of any sales of deactivated firearms which where deactivated under the EU Regulation 2018/337.

Terms of Gold, Silver and Bronze Used

The expressions 'Gold', 'Silver' or 'Bronze' relate to, especially in the case of Decorations, to the grade of the award or the appearance or plating finish of metal items and does not imply a solid metal content of this description unless otherwise stated.

Availability of Goods.

This web site is designed to show only items of stock that are still available for sale, but it is still remotely possible that an item could be sold during your visit to the web site. In the unlikely event that an item has been sold by the time that you place your order, we will inform you by return e-mail.

Delivery Charges

All orders are subject to a delivery, packing & handling charge. The correct charges will be automatically calculated via our Shopping basket ordering system and are based on the total weight of your order, your location and our normal method of despatch. Please be aware that we reserve the right to alter any miscalculation, plus or minus, and you will be notified prior to shipping of any changes.


Although we offer a worldwide export scheme, and trust & rely on the various delivery systems used to work properly, it must be understood that items are sent entirely at the customer's own risk. We will package the items well to prevent damage, and obtain all relevant despatch documents etc, but in the event of a parcel being lost in transit we will not be liable for such a loss. Insurance, to the limits quoted by the delivery company involved, against loss or damage is included in our quoted delivery prices but offers only minimal cover


All photographs on the web site are our property and are not to be reproduced without prior permission.

Electronic Disclaimer.

Due to the complexities of the electronic world regarding this web shop, I reserve the right to refuse a sale if there has been an electronic failure in the description or pricing of any specific item.