Postage & Packing


We offer an in-house shipping service for purchasers who cannot collect their guns in person. Please be aware that shipping will only commence in the week after the designated clearance days as published for each sale.

Please note, all modern air weapons (post-1939) will be required to be sent to a registered firearms dealer and cannot be sent to a private individual’s home address.

For Deactivated Weapons and for those classed as ‘Antique’ (S58), we can arrange shipping direct to the purchaser, subject to receiving a copy of the purchaser’s photographic ID.

We cannot ship live ammunition or primers – these will need to be collected in person.

  1. For shotguns, rifles and modern air weapons (licensable weapons S1; S2) buyers will need to nominate a Registered Firearms Dealer (RFD) in their locality to receive their parcel and confirm the full particulars of their nominated RFD to Southams by email.
  2. Private purchasers must send their original Firearm / Shotgun certificate by recorded post to: Southams Administration Office, 24 Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR.
  3. Southams will re-issue your original invoice with the charges for packing & shipping added. Once the necessary license information and payment have been received, we will ship your guns using Parcelforce Express24/Express48 service.

Standard Tariff:

Packing & Shipping of up to 3 guns within Zone 1*
Parcelforce Express £55.00+VAT
Each additional gun £10.00+VAT
Up to a maximum of 30kg per consignment.
*Zone 1 – England, Wales & Scotland (ex. Highlands & Islands)

Additional Charges & Insurance:

Shipping within Zones 2 & 3* Parcelforce Express - £POA
Shipping to Isle of Wight – Additional £8+VAT;
Saturday Delivery – Additional £14+VAT
AV Surcharge: Age Verification for Edged Weapons (mandatory) £5+VAT
In-Transit Insurance covering loss or misplacement:

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Sundry lots that do not require a certificate (i.e. not modern guns or ammunition) can be shipped directly to the buyer’s registered address.
Packing & shipping of these lots will be handled by the packing department at W & H Peacock – please email for a quote.


Firearms shipping:
Sundries postage & packing: