Legal

Weapons and ammunition subject to authorisation

 

Purchase

Right to acquire following permits application

Registration

The acquired  weapons
or  weapon parts  with the competent authorities

Handling

Required for handling

1. Arms over 60 cm total length,
significant parts and inserts, for example, 

1 Arms over 60 cm total length,

significant  parts and inserts, for example,

a) Rifles, shotguns , combination guns KK  rifles, air guns over 7.5 joules, multi-barreled black powder guns with percussion ignition

a) rifles, shotguns , combination guns KK rifles, air guns over 7.5 joules, multi-barreled black powder guns with percussion ignition

b) Self-loading rifles and shotguns, the magazines  of which can not hold more than 2 cartridges

c) Change and exchange barrel and changing systems

d) Other essential weapon parts

Annual hunting license

Daily hunting license

Aliens hunting license, if issued by German authorities

Arms possession license

 1. Application for hunting license: within  2 weeks after application

2. Application for arms possession card: within  2 weeks

When hunting and  on outward and return trip: Hunting license and arms possession license

otherwise: firearms license and  arms possession license as well as ID card

2. Munition z.B.

a) Rifle and shotgun cartridges, cartridges with slugs

b) Non centre and Flobert cartridges

c) Rim fire 4 mm with and without pellets

The above mentioned permits  or ammunition license

Registration is not required

When hunting and  on outward and return trip: Hunting license and  arms possession license

otherwise: firearms license and arms possession license as well as ID card

3. Weapons up to 60 cm total length, essential parts and inserts, e.g.

a) Pistols and revolvers, multi-barreled black powder guns with percussion ignition, black powder revolver

b) Self -loading rifles and shotguns, the  magazines of which can hold more than 2 cartridges

c) Change and exchange barrel and changing systems

d) Other essential weapon parts

Arms possession license

for  a) for target shooting, pistols and revolvers up to a calibre of  5,6 mm (22 y.o.a.) when 18 years of age is attained, (expertise, need, reliability, and physical fitness)

Pistols and revolvers as of 5.6 mm (.22 L.r.) when 21 years of age is attained, arms possession license, (expertise, need, reliability, and physical fitness), official medical report or psychological report  according to ยง6 para. 3 Weapons law, when 25 years of age is attained  arms possession license, (expertise, need, reliability and physical fitness)

within 2 weeks

When hunting and  on outward and return trip: Hunting license and arms possession license

otherwise: firearms license and arms possession license as well as ID card

4. Munition z.B.

a) Pistol and revolver cartridges

b) Plastic and training cartridges

c) Powder compacts Cal .36 and .44 (driver loading)

d) Nitro powder, black powder, fuses

Arms possession license with an authorisation to acquire the appropriate ammunition or ammunition acquisition license

Explosive permit

Registration is not required

 For d) Explosive permit

 

Acquisition

Right to acquire following permits application

Registration

The acquired  weapons
or  weapon parts with the competent authorities

Handling

Required for handling

1. Arms and ammunition that do not require authorisation e.g.

a) Single barrel black powder single shot weapons with percussion or flintlock ignition, whose models were developed prior to the 01.01.1871, and corresponding kits

b) Air pressure, spring pressure and CO2 weapons up to 7.5 joules, with certification mark

c) Irritant-, signal and alarm guns with certification mark

d) Barrel inserts with certification mark

e) Salut weapons with certification mark

f) Signal arms cal. 2 mm (Berloque)

Official proof of the attainment of 18 y.o.a. 

No registration required

For  1. a,b,c,d,e:
firearms license and ID card/pass

for  1. c,f:
small firearms license and ID card/pass

2. Non-shooting model construction and decorative weapons, bows and arrows, crossbows

Freely acquireable after attainment of 18 y.o.a.

 

 

3. Airgun pellets, bullets, cases, primers

Freely acquireable after attainment of 18 y.o.a.