Shipping Policy for Old South Firearms.
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You can trust that your order will be quickly processed and packaged to our high standards and that all orders will be shipped in a timely manner, usually the next day as long as orders arrive before 2 p.m. central time Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Orders made after that time will be processed on the following business day at the latest. Shipping Costs are calculated to assure our customers the greatest savings on their shipping selection, we do not add a markup to your shipping costs.  In most cases, we recommend using the Post Office (USPS) as it is usually the fastest and most cost efective way to ship.  You should compare your shipping choices at check out before placing your order to see which best fits your needs.

If you place an order online you will be refunded any excessive shipping cost between our actual cost cost and what you were initially charged for Postal shipping.

NOTE: We do not have Saturday pickup through UPS. If an order is placed after 2 p.m Thursday through UPS it will go out the following Monday with the exception of holidays.


Please note that UPS now bases all shipments on "dimensional weight rating" on all ground shipments.  Dimensional weight is calculated when the size (in volume) of a package is used to determine the weight at which it’s rated.  The length, width and height of the box are multiplied together and divided by a dimensional factor (UPS and FedEx use 166 for domestic shipments) to determine the dimensional weight. The calculated dimensional weight is then compared to the actual weight of the package, and the higher of the two is used to determine the base rate of the shipment.
When ordering, rember that an order weighing 1 oz. or 16 oz. will cost the same to ship. Often, by adding additional light weight merchandise to a small order may not increase your shipping costs.
Allow up to five Business days for UPS ground shipping. Online Estimations are not exact.

If shipping seems unusually high, please contact us at 205-533-8595. For smaller items, or heavy items such as lead there are often other options available if you contact us by phone.

By placing an order, you understand that:

  • You must be 18 years old to purchase black powder firearms and 21 years old to purchase ammunition, powder and FFL required Firearms. An adult signature will be required.
  •  If shipment is refused, freight charges will be charged back to the customer.
  •  UPS's liability is limited to US $100.00 on packages with no declared value. Clicking the "Add Insurance" button at checkout will cover up to the value of your purchase to a limit of $500.00.  If the value of your goods exceeds US $100.00, and the "Add Insurance" button does not cover your desired insurance amount, you can declare a higher value, up to US $50,000.00 per package, and pay an additional UPS fee; please call Old South Firearms at (205) 566 8595 for a rate quote.   Old South Firearms is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced shipments once the shipper takes custody of your order.
  • USPS Insurance Coverage: Regardless of who is at fault, if you fail to pay the applicable fee, USPS liability will be limited to US $100, as provided in Paragraph 15 below; copy and paste this link in your browser for complete details: (  Clicking the "Add Insurance" button at checkout will cover up to the value of your purchase to a limit of $500.00.  Old South Firearms is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced shipments once the shipper takes custody of your order.  If additional Insurance is required, call Old South Firearms at (205) 566 8595 for a rate quote.

Shipping Requirements:

  • By law, all caps, powder and ammunition must be shipped separately and must be purchased as a stand alone order, additional fees will apply.
  • No merchandise will be shipped to any location with legal restrictions, including prohibiting its ownership and/or possession. See chart below.
  • We can ship products anywhere in the United States, depending on certain restrictions as determined by law. Please contact us if you would like to discuss international ordering options and requirements.
  • Ammunition, caps, and Powder shall not be returned nor the purchase price refunded by Old South Firearms due to safety reasons.
  • Ammunition and powder in any form will require an adult signature and will be shipped UPS Ground due to shipping regulations.
  • All bluing, finishing kits and other liquids must be shipped UPS.
  • Check your local laws for any regulations before ordering.
Old South Firearms reviews all information and graphics contained in our web site. However, we make no guarantees or representations as to its accuracy and shall not be held liable for any inaccuracies. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel orders placed due to an inaccurate listing. Most graphics are provided by the manufacturer; some merchandise may not be exactly as pictured due to changes in the manufacturing process, or because they are provided provided only as examples.

SPECIAL REQUESTS: Please note that while there is a Customer Notes section for orders, printed packing slips used for shipping do not show this information. We ask that any customer notes also be accompanied with an e-mail so we will know to look for these notes. While we try to check for these, order volume means we cannot guarantee that all notes will be seen unless they are brought to our attention by e-mail or a phone call to 205-533-8595.

Be Aware That:

  • Ilegally purchasing any items that you are prohibited by local, state, or federal law from possessing is a criminal offense.
  • Ammunition and powder must be shipped UPS Ground. UPS charges an additional $25.00 HazMat fee for powder and caps.
  • Discharging, cleaning, and handling firearms and ammunition my cause exposure to led.
WARNING: Black powder firearms cannot be shipped directly to Canada, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Massachusets, Rhode Island, Delaware or New Jersey,  See  Footnotes for the following locatons: *New York City; Bronx, Kings, Staten Island, Manhattan, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Long Island **Illinois and Washington State ***Michigan and Maryland , *****California.

California: We will not ship firearms to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Ana, Berkeley, Tiburon, Carson, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland,  Orange County, Marin County, Loyo County, Contra Costa County, Ventura County, or Napa County, except to an FFL dealer.  Please check your local regulations for all other locations before ordering.  It is your responsibility to know and understand the laws regarding firearms in your area.

* Will ship to the rest of New York State, contingent on state and local requirements.

** Illinois and Washington state: Will ship to a local FFL Dealer of your choice. Call before placing your order.

*** Michigan and Maryland: Revolvers may not be shipped, all other black powder firearms are OK with the exceptions of Annapolis and Baltimore.
For all other states, please review your state and local laws before ordering any blackpowder firearms.

No exceptions, your payment will be returned to the account it was drawn on. Penality fees may be applied to cover credit card account fees.

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