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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 not following local law
  • Firearm receivers, even if incomplete
  • Ammunition for firearms, including bullets, cartridges, casings, shells, and hulls 
  • The following firearm accessories are not allowed:
    • Frames, kits used to create a firearm, polymer 80 frame kits, flash suppressors, silencers, sears, high capacity magazines that accept more than 10 rounds (even if they have been modified to accept fewer), magazine extenders, bump fire stocks, grenade launchers, and pistol conversion kits
  • The following accessories for semiautomatic pistols are not allowed:
    • Barrel shrouds, forward pistol grips, and threaded barrels

Listings for firearms parts and accessories that we allow 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 item must be listed on the US site (eBay.com) and offer domestic shipping only
  • The item must comply with California state law - opens in new window or tab

Examples of allowed firearm parts and accessories:

  • En bloc clips
  • Barrels (exceptions: shotgun barrels less than 18 inches and rifle barrels less than 16 inches are prohibited)
  • Bolts
  • Choke tubes
  • Cylinders
  • Firing pins
  • Hammers
  • Slides
  • Trigger assemblies

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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