Terms Of Sale

Merz Antique Firearms ~ Terms of Sale

If you’d like to purchase an item or have any questions please call or email us. Once we verify that your item is still in stock and agree to a deal, we’ll hold it awaiting your payment. For over 50 years our business has been primarily mail-order and we do not have an “Open Shop”. In most cases we can accommodate a showing for serious customers when they call in advance to arrange an appointment. We do not welcome drop-in visits.


At the end of each description you’ll notice each gun is classified either Antique or Modern.  Antique guns, manufactured during or before 1898 and can be shipped directly to the customer. Modern firearms must be delivered through a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer (FFL). Please arrange for a legible signed copy of the FFL to be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to us before your gun is eligible to be shipped.  Most sporting goods shops, pawn shops, gunsmiths and gunshops offer this service for a small fee.


Our accepted forms of payment are: Personal Check,  Cashier’s Check or Money Order or Bank Wire Transfer.  Sorry, No credit cards.
Items purchased with payment by personal check will ship 10 days from deposit.
Items purchased with payment by Certified funds such as  Cashier’s Check or Money Order will receive priority attention and when possible ship day after deposit.
Please make payments to “LeRoy A. Merz.” Minnesota residents please add 7.375% sales tax. Sorry, no credit cards. Payments MUST be sent to Leroy Merz, PO Box 494, Fergus Falls, MN 56538. Any other method of sending would need to be approved by us and would have to be “adult signature required”.


All guns are expertly packed to prevent damage during shipping. Some minor re-assembly may be required. Shipping & insurance rates apply to all orders based on the following chart. Rates may vary for special shipping circumstances.

Ground 2-Day Air

Shipping within the USA

All orders within the USA are shipped via UPS. Alaska and Hawaii please use the Air rates.

Up to $2000 Value – $50 Handguns up to $2000 Value – $60
Over $2000 Value – $60 Long guns up to $2000 Value – $80
Expensive or large items $Varies Long guns over $2000 Value – $150


We want you to be happy so you will return in the future. Keep in mind that most are antiques. Over their history it is normal for old items to show some age, character, wear, and require occasional adjustments and possible repair. Mint condition antiques are seldom seen. All items are priced according to condition, rarity and collectibility. We attempt to represent the accurate overall condition of our items, and note any significant issues which may impact the value. We rely upon the photos as well as the written description to accurately represent our products. We cannot take the time to note every minor issue or to research every item.

We offer a 3 day inspection period with a no-hassle return policy for items shipped anywhere in the United States.  In the unlikely event you are unhappy with an item, simply notify us that it is coming back, and return it well-packaged and in the same condition. (Any shipping fees that we incur will be deducted from your refund) Exception: layaway purchases are not returnable and are considered final upon order.


Flexible LayAway terms are available on items $1,500 and up. We require minimum 25% initial down-payment with monthly installments, balance due within 60 days. Longer terms may be negotiable for higher priced items. Layaway sales are considered final upon receipt of first payment. The inspection period is waived on All LayAway purchases and have no return privileges. LayAway purchases 90 days in default will be forfeit by the buyer.


All antique and vintage guns are sold as collectible firearms and are not guaranteed or warranted in any way as safe to load or fire. By accepting delivery of any item, the customer accepts all responsibility and liability of ownership including proper storage & handling.