Bunte Auction Services, Inc. is a federally licensed firearms dealer holding a Class 1 FFL.
All firearms and ammunition in this auction are sold in compliance with the Federal Firearms statutes, State of Illinois statute, The Illinois Firearms Owners Identification Card Act and the Illinois State Police Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program.
Illinois residents must present a valid FOID (Firearm Owners Identification Card) to handle and/or purchase firearms and must be 21 years of age or older.
WAITING PERIOD: The waiting period begins after Bunte Auction has received payment for the firearm and the Illinois State Police Firearm Transfer Inquiry has approved the transfer of the firearm(s) to the purchaser. Long guns are subject to a twenty-four (24) hour waiting period and handguns are subject to a seventy-two (72) hour waiting period. All purchases must be paid for at the conclusion of the auction.
After the waiting period is over the customer has 30 days to pick up the firearm or the waiting period will start over before the firearm can be released. Only the person who purchased the firearm may pick it up after the waiting period.
Antique firearms are defined as any firearm manufactured prior to 1896 and may be removed immediately upon payment.
Curio and Relic firearms may be removed upon payment with the presentation of a valid C&R (Curios & Relics) or FFL (Federal Firearms License) signed by the licensee.
Non-Illinois residents without a FFL or C&R must complete an Illinois 4473 form and present their driver's license for proof of residency.
Buyers who act as agents for FFL dealers must have an authorization letter of agency, as well as, a signed copy of the dealer's Federal Firearms License (FFL).
PAYMENT: All purchases must be paid for on the day of auction unless other arrangements have been agreed upon. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, cash or approved check. Illinois Retailer's Occupation Tax of 8.50% will be charged on all lots not preceded with an asterisk unless a current Certificate of Resale is on file in our office.
BUYER'S PREMIUM: An in-house buyer's premium of twenty percent (20%) of the hammer price or twenty-five percent (25%) if purchased on internet live auctions will be added to each purchase to reach the total sales price payable. Successful absentee bids entered through our on-line catalog on our website are subject to a twenty percent (20%) buyer's premium. Buyers are required to pay sales tax on the total sales price, including buyer's premium.
MISC FEES: There is a $2.00 fee added to firearm purchases for the cost of the inquiry to the State of Illinois for the Illinois State Police Firearm Transfer Inquiry. This fee includes firearm purchases for Illinois residents or non-Illinois residents who do not have a FFL or C&R license.
Bunte Auction Services requires the use of a trigger lock when removing hand guns from our premises. Trigger locks can be purchased from us for a cost of $8.50 or the customer may provide their own.
Long guns must be in a gun case to be removed from our premises and transported.
SHIPPING/PICK UP: It is the buyer's responsibility to arrange for shipping, when necessary. A list of area shippers will be provided upon request. Outside packers or shippers may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages for purchases handled by them should be addressed directly to them. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of carriers or packers of purchased lots, whether or not recommended by us. In no event will we be liable for damage to glass or frames, regardless of the cause.
As a service to our firearms customers, Bunte Auction Services may, at our own discretion, provide shipping services. If packing and handling of purchased lots is done by Bunte Auction Services, it is done at the purchaser's own risk. The buyer pays for shipping, packaging materials and insurance charges. All items must have shipping insurance and be signed for by a receiver who is 21 years of age or older. Bunte Auction is not liable for any acts of omission in packing and shipping. We will arrange for packing and shipping at our earliest convenience, however, please allow at least 7 business days before your item(s) may be shipped.
Non-Illinois residents who are having firearms shipped out of state must arrange to have them shipped to a FFL dealer or law enforcement agency, where they can pick up their firearm(s).
Bunte Auction Services does not provide shipping for purchases other than firearms.
Bunte Auction reserves the right to charge storage fees and will adhere to the Conditions of Auction. Purchases not removed within thirty (30) days will be sold without further notice and the money realized after expenses will then be credited to the buyer's account.