Terms of Business
All details of Business Terms, Prices & Descriptions of items
offered for sale on this website are current but are subject to change without
prior notice. These details replace any previously advertised details. (E &
All Forms of
Weaponry Restricted to Over 18s Only
All items of weaponry,
either deactivated guns, obsolete antique guns and all forms of edged weapons,
will only be sold by The Lanes Armoury to customers over the age of 18 years.
By acknowledging our Terms and Conditions at the point of purchase, for all
mail order sales, the buyer is formally agreeing and stating that they are over
18 years of age.
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
All orders are subject to a delivery,
packing & handling charge. When ordering on-line the delivery charges for
the order 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 methods of despatch.
However, we reserve the right to surcharge
any orders that are of an extreme weight outside of the pre-computed weight
tables preloaded into the web site.
Orders are despatched as appropriate to the size, value &
contents of the order, and in accordance with the regulations of the U.K &
the destination country's regulations. Allow up to 7 days for UK delivery,
unless by special request.
UNITED KINGDOM: Road Freight, regular
delivery Door to Door service.
EU: Road Freight, regular delivery Door to
REST OF THE WORLD: Regular Air Service, or Specialist Air
All Militaria including Edged Weaponry;
regular Door to Door service throughout the world.
Antique Guns; For
only Non UK Export gun deliveries we now have to use specialist arms export
freight companies [despite their age] to the nearest International Airport for
the client to collect. Clearance and onward domestic delivery can be by
arrangement but at an extra cost. These expensive changes have been inflicted
upon all UK antique gun export companies, not by any legal restriction, as all
antique guns can be shipped freely around the world, but due to the
previous US Government placing pressure on to the shipping industry
to restrict movement of all guns [however old] from regular international air
The Lanes Armoury [M & D Hawkins] cannot be
responsible for any Customs duties and taxes levied by the Customs
organisations in the Country of delivery.
With the ever increasing values of the goods that
we sell we have taken the step of obtaining a separate Insurance policy to
cover "goods in transit" and from now on ALL of the goods that we despatch will
be covered by FULL VALUE INSURANCE. To take advantage of this cover, all of our
despatches will only be sent by "Signed for" and "traceable en route" carriage
NO EXTRA CHARGE IS MADE FOR THIS INSURANCE SERVICE.
All payments must be made in British pounds
(££) sterling . Payment to be made by the following methods:
CREDIT CARDS:We accept Visa, Mastercard & American Express
Credit Cards & Switch, Maestro, Delta & Connect Debit Cards. Our secure
payment form will ask you for all relevant information. All goods remain the
property of the vendor until fully paid for.
only).Payable to 'The Lanes Armoury' with your cheque guarantee card number
on the back. We reserve the right to clear cheques through our bank before
despatching goods. If a cheque should be returned to us as unpaid, title to the
goods remains with 'The Lanes Armoury until the matter is settled.
cannot accept personal cheques in foreign currency, drawn on banks outside of
the u.k. please do not send such a cheque, as a delay will occur whilst we
return it to you. We can accept payments by bank draft or international money
order (in British pounds sterling & made payable To The Lanes Armoury) or
by bank transfer ( if you wish to pay by this method, specific details will be
supplied upon request).
POSTAL ORDERS: Crossed & payable to
'The Lanes Armoury'.
CASH. Please send cash by registered mail
only. For your own security we insist that you do not send cash by any other
All items advertised on this web site are of original
period manufacture unless stated otherwise. We have been in business many
decades and base our descriptions of the items offered for sale on our
experience. However, no one can profess to being an absolute expert in this
field. Although great care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the description
of items offered with regard to age, origin and condition, etc., All such
statements represent opinion, and are not to be taken as facts. Some items are
described by their manufacturers or a generic model name [e.g. Winchester Model
1873, 1796 British Light Dragoon Sabre, Colt '73 Revolver] this is not stating
their year of manufacture, but the year of initial design, patent, or initial
introduction. Some items will be described as being of the vintage or era of
certain historic battles or conflicts, it cannot be taken that they were
specifically used in said battles or conflicts unless otherwise stated.
Refunds We offer a money back guarantee on all of the goods
supplied provided that, should you have any reason to dispute the description
of an purchased item, you contact us and return the item within 7 days of
receipt of the goods. Provided that it is in the condition as sent, a full
refund of the purchase price will be made. If an item is not notified to us
within this time, it will be considered as being sold. We regret that return
postage costs are not refundable.
Exceptions: This refund offer
does not apply to any goods purchased that have been cleaned, renovated,
damaged, disassembled or otherwise tampered with after purchase. Printed matter
(books, manuals, paperwork, magazines, etc) are supplied as described and are
not returnable We supply items for collector's, display purposes only &
such items are not intended for actual wear or use. We do not guarantee the
fitting of any clothing, footwear or headgear, nor their suitability for being
worn. Therefore we are no longer able to accept returned items on the basis of
their not fitting a customer.
Notice - Export
The responsibility lies with the customer to ensure
that any goods ordered are allowed to be imported into your country.
experience, the items that we sell can be imported without any problems,
however some countries have import restrictions on antique firearms, edged
weapons (bayonets, knives, etc) & munitions (grenades etc). 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. Therefore we suggest
that you check with the appropriate import authorities regarding import
restrictions that may apply. Due to recent & very obvious problems with
airline security, we can no longer export inert grenades, ordnance , munitions
or matches by Air Mail. However, we can despatch these items by Surface Mail if
required. Details of services are available on request.
of goods described
We try to be as accurate as possible when
describing the condition of articles offered for sale. However, as the majority
of items are over 50 years old, allowance must be made for their being in
existence, and stored, for this amount of time.
Materials of weapon mounts and parts can be, and were
often, constructed of differing materials for decorative purposes. When used,
gold and silver mounts are usually not hallmarked, as they were not required to
be hallmarked under English law [principally as they were exempt from the
hallmark act as the precious metal did not form the majority of the material of
the weapons construction], and, because of this the silver [or gold] mounts can
be of varying silver [or gold] content and quality. When the term 'ivory' is
used by us [in inverted commas] to describe decorative mounts it is a universal
generic description used by us to relate to ' an organic natural off white
coloured ornamental material' [such as elephant or hippo tusk or teeth] but it
can be made of various forms of natural organic product such as marine ivory
[whale, walrus etc], bone or ivory-bone [whale, cow etc] and numerous forms of
other animal teeth or tusks, sometimes there is a mixture of various types
[such as elephant ivory and bone]. If it is known to us what specific type of
ivory is used it may be described in greater detail e.g. 'all walrus tusk
ivory' otherwise the generic term of 'ivory', in inverted commas, is used.
Elephant and other endangered species ivory that is under 100 years old is
restricted in some countries and not sold by us. All weaponry that has elephant
ivory mounts, grips etc. Will be over 100 years old and not subject to
restrictions in this country. All export customers are responsible to find out
if there are restrictions that may apply to their country. Sometimes in the
later Victorian era celluloid was used as a synthetic 'ivory' and over the
successive decades other synthetics were used including a form of plastic,
these materials will be usually described by us as 'ivorine'
Due to the age of the some items offered in this
catalogue, contemporary / period repairs may have been made to some (not all)
of them. Such period repairs are not always noted in the description of an item
unless the repair work is substantial enough to be of note. Minor repairs to
wooden stocks of antique fireams, obviously made during the life of the weapon
are not usually noted, however a later, major repair would be. Again, in the
case of antique firearms, mechanism parts (springs, sears etc) may have been
repaired or replaced and may not be noted. Please understand that we do not
sell any heavily restored items (unless stated). If you have any individual
queries on any item on this web site, please telephone for a full, inch by inch
description of the item.
We can, on request, arrange to re-polish, re-bind and
re-fit Japanese blades purchased from The Lanes Armoury. This is a very
specialised work and patience and understanding is essential in the time that
this can work take. Although blades are often dramatically, cosmetically
improved with polishing, this is undertaken entirely at the owners risk and we
cannot be responsible for any flaws or imperfections that may be revealed that
were not easily discernible, or were naturally hidden beneath the blades
surface before polishing.
Disclaimer Due to the complexities of the electronic world regarding our
web site, The Lanes Armoury reserve the right to refuse a sale if there has
been an electronic failure in the pricing of any specific item.
CopyrightAll photographs on the web site are the property of
The Lanes Armoury and are not to be reproduced without prior