"WBK" - Guns requiring a licence (in Germany)

With this info we will explain in all necessary detail what we need from you to expedite export and shipment of your purchases. Here is a quick overview:

 

1. Non-German customers

2. Non-commercial buyers from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Lichtenstein

3. Commercial buyers from the European Union

4. Clients from the United States

5. Clients from Middle and Far Eastern countries

6. Storage fees 

 

1. Non-German customers

From all non-German customers we will at least need a) and b), sometimes also c):

a)      copy of a valid passport or photo identity card

b)      import licence* / or an official confirmation that an import licence is not required**

c)       if you are from outside the EU please also send an End-Use-Certificate***

*The import licence must be valid for at least 4 months from the moment it arrives at Hermann Historica. It must be properly name Hermann Historica as the exporter with the following data only:

USE THIS DATA ONLY FOR YOUR IMPORT LICENCE!

Licence holder: Michael Tillmann

Date and place of birth: August 14, 1970; Meschede/Germany

Nr. of passport: LF9TZNZ04

Issue date and authority: 18.05.2021, Gemeinde Unterhaching/Germany

Company: Hermann Historica GmbH

Company address: Bretonischer Ring 3, 85630 Grasbrunn/Germany

Phone: +49-89-5472649-0

Fax: +49-89-5472649-999

**Even if a gun does not need any kind of (import) licence in your country, but needs one in Germany, we must have written confirmation from your authorities that this is the case. A stamp and signature from either your police or town authorities on the invoice you receive from us will be sufficient. Just sending a list of license-free arms in your country or even a copy of your gun law is unfortunately not accepted by our authorities. We recommend importing via a licensed gun dealer.

***If an End-Use-Certificate is required, please complete the attached form, print and sign, and return a scan to us as soon as possible.

Please note that obtaining an export licence, once we have received all your paperwork, may take up to 4 weeks for shipments within the EU, and up to 8 weeks for non-EU countries.

 

2. Non-commercial buyers from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Lichtenstein

Please email to us a good quality scan of

-          your valid passport or governmental photo ID

-          your import permit (valid at least 4 months of date of issue),

-          or authorize your gun dealer by completing and returning the attached Gun Dealer Authorization Form

 

3. Commercial buyers from the European Union

Please let us have a good copy of your commercial business license and your gun dealer’s license and, if required, an import permit for the guns in question (valid at least 4 months after date of issue).

Please note that pickup of guns that need a gun licence in Germany is not possible!

 

4. Clients from the United States

Please email to us a good quality scan of

-          your valid passport or governmental photo ID,

-          the completed and signed End-Use Certificate (EUC).

We will import your guns through MMB (www.mmbimports.com), who will handle ATF registration, import marking (unless antiques) and forwarding to you by FEDEX or UPS. For any questions you can also check the website of the BATFE (www.atf.gov) or call their hotline (304) 616-4558.

 

5. Clients from Middle and Far Eastern countries

Please email to us a good quality scan of

-          your valid passport or governmental photo ID,

-          your import permit (valid at least 4 months of date of issue), or authorize your gun dealer by completing and returning the attached Gun Dealer Authorization Form,

-          the completed and signed End-Use Certificate (EUC)

Please also provide us with an accredited German translation of your import permit and the EUC.

If you want to import your firearms through your gun dealer, please complete the attached Gun Dealer Authorization Form and send it back to us. Please make sure that we will accordingly receive all requested documents via your gun dealer.

Please note that obtaining an export license, once we have received all your paperwork, may take up to 4 weeks for shipments within the EU, and up to 8 weeks for non-EU countries.

 

6. Storage fees 

The number of guns we are allowed (and able) to store in our safe room is limited. Therefore we really need to ship all guns sold as fast as possible, as at any given moment we have literally thousands of guns waiting to be picked up by our gun team.

We are therefore unable to hold your guns longer than 12 weeks after the invoice date without charging a warehouse fee. Since all guns that are subject to a license in Germany need to be kept in an authorized, secured facility, the monthly flat fee for any such gun is € 10 per gun per month.

If the delay in shipment is caused by the German authorities not issuing export permits
on time, storage fees can be suspended for up to 24 weeks.

Please note: we are entitled to bring a gun to auction again, if even after 12 months and two requests to move your purchases the guns have still neither been shipped nor picked up by your authorized forwarding agent. In this case you will be regarded as the consignor of the gun(s), to whom the auction proceeds will be forwarded, minus consignor’s commission, warehouse fees and other related expenses (if any).

Downloads

Gun Dealer Authorization Form
Download Gun Dealer Authorization Form

End Use Certificate Form
End Use Certificate Form

For any questions, please contact us!