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Firearms and accessories policy

Firearms are not allowed. Listings for allowed firearm parts and accessories must follow strict guidelines.

Firearms can't be listed on eBay due to strict federal, state, and international laws banning the sale of these items. Listings for some firearm parts and accessories are allowed as long as sellers follow our guidelines.

What is the policy?

The following are 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
  • Ammunition for firearms, including bullets, cartridges, casings, shells, and hulls 
  • The following firearm accessories are not allowed:
    • Gun parts, including, but not limited to, barrels, firing pins, trigger assemblies, and magazines

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

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

We take our role in community safety seriously, and in accordance with government regulations and international laws, we prohibit the sale of certain weapons on eBay.

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