We do offer a few editions that have more than one gauge/caliber. It will vary on the project, and typically our editions are limited to only one gauge/caliber. Caliber can also be found under gun specifications for each edition online.
Does it come on another platform?
No, our editions are set up with a specific firearm model in mind. The only exceptions are some of our Heritage Rifles (Mossberg & Winchester), and our original National Rifle Association Shotgun.
What is the difference between a serial number and an edition number?
An edition number is the number we assign to a limited project. (Ex: 1 of 100, 45 of 50) Our customers are at a first come first serve basis and they can choose their edition number as long as it’s available. The serial number is quite different; it is assigned by the manufacturer of the actual firearm, so when the gun is registered under your name, the serial number is what’s used to track your firearm. You are able to choose your edition number, but serial numbers are random.
How many guns will you be building?
We produce the guns when they’re ordered; we do not have the entire edition plated and engraved ahead of time. Most of our editions are limited to the amount we choose. There are also some editions that abide by different guidelines. For example, some of the editions we carry are through different parties (i.e. the National Rifle Association).
How much gold is on the firearm?
Our gold-plating is roughly 40 microns thick, but it varies on each gun.
How is the engraving done on the wood/metal?
We engrave our metal using an acid etching technique (also known as photo etching) and our wood is laser engraved. There are some editions that have the metal laser engraved as well.
Do you make the gun?
No, we do not produce the actual firearm; it comes from a firearm manufacturer. We only engrave and plate the firearm.
I bought a firearm that’s a city heritage edition; is this the only firearm you’re doing for this particular city?
Depending on how well the city project had been received, we are always open to doing a new project with the same city. Once it is sold out, we will not release the project on the same firearm again. It will be on a completely different firearm and we intend to include different artwork. This goes for statehood editions, NRA editions, etc.
Can I get a personalization on the firearm I ordered from ALF?
Yes, but it depends on the edition. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of space to work with for personalizations. An example of a personalization can be your name, your birthday, your wedding anniversary, etc.
Where does the value of the firearm come from and why does it take so long to produce it?
The value of our firearms comes from the fact that each edition will only be built one time, and it can’t be recreated or bought anywhere else. At American Legacy, we want our customers to be happy with their firearms, so we make sure our craftsmanship is more than satisfactory. We take great pride in our work, and a lot of time and effort goes into making these firearms. Firstly, we begin the research for the assigned project. Secondly, we have an artist hand draw certain scenes that are meaningful towards the project. Thirdly, we dissemble the firearm and rebuild it to begin our engraving and plating process. Each phase is a well-planned and in depth procedure.
Can I get custom work done on my personal firearm?
No, we do not do engravings on personal firearms at this time. We are open to developing projects of more than 10 of organizations and individuals.
I am a previous client of yours; do you offer coupons or discounts?
Yes, all previous clients are given coupons certain times throughout the year. A customer is also able to receive discounts if they order more than one firearm. The more you buy, the more you save!
Payments & Purchasing
Do you have a catalog or more information you can send me?
We currently do not carry a catalog, but we have a mailing list that gets priority when we come out with new editions.
What’s the process for ordering a firearm?
At this time, all sales are made through the phone. We have a wonderful sales team that is willing to help you answer any questions you may have about your firearm. Your information will be safe and confidential. Depending on your payments, we can start production right away or when you’re close to paying off your gun(s).
What is your layaway? Are there other ways of purchasing your firearms? What about charging any interest/late fees?
With our layaway plan, we require that you put down a $200 deposit with monthly payments of at least $200. If you decide not to go with our layaway plan, you can put half down and pay the other half at a later time, or you can pay the gun in full. If you are unable to make a payment, please inform your sales representative and they will be happy to work with your payment schedule. We do NOT charge any interest or late fees.
How long do I have to pay for it?
Your firearm will go through production faster once you are closer to finishing your payments. We allow a customer up to 18 months to pay off the firearm.
Am I able to cancel my order?
Yes, a customer can cancel their order. If the gun has not been produced, we do require a $75 cancellation fee. If the gun is finished with production, we require a 30% restocking fee from the total price of the gun.
What type of payment will ALF accept?
We take American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Money orders and checks via phone or mail are also accepted; we are able to set up automatic payments.
Can you ship the gun directly to my house?
NO! It is against federal law to ship a firearm to someone’s home. The only firearm exempt from this is a black powder (excluding the state of New Jersey).
Where can I get my gun? Do I have to pay an additional fee when I pick it up?
You can pick up your gun at an FFL (Federal Firearms License) dealer. If you do not know of an FFL dealer, please let us know and we will be happy to find one for you. We have transferred firearms all over the country and we are capable of finding a local dealer in your area. An FFL dealer (also known as a gun dealer) usually requires a transfer fee to pick up the gun. The transfer fee is NOT associated with American Legacy Firearms and the charge is entirely up to the dealer. If you are a customer that carries an FFL license, please inform your sales representative.
What is the time frame for my firearm’s production?
Depending on the edition, it can take from 4 to 8 months to produce. Timing can also vary on the availability of the base firearm. We do our best to plan ahead, but the market is susceptible to unexpected changes.
Do I have to pay anything else in addition to shipping?
No, but you have the option to order a beautiful French-fitted case for your firearm as well as a warrantee.
Do I have to do a background check?
YES! It is YOUR responsibility to know if you’re able to pass a background check. We strongly advise our customers to check their state regulations; depending on where you live, some rules will differ from state to state. Contact your local law enforcement or gun dealer if you have any concerns. Automatic disqualifications include: dishonorable discharge, felony convictions, and domestic violence of any kind. If you fail your background check, you will be charged the 30% restocking fee.
When my firearm is finished with production, how long will it take to arrive at my gun dealer?
With weather permitting, it can take up to 4-7 days for it to arrive at the gun dealer’s location. It also depends on the shipping carrier. We typically use U.S. Postal and FedEx to deliver our firearms. The gun dealer will have your contact information and let you know when your firearm has arrived. If a customer has any inquiries in regards to shipping, they are more than welcome to call their sales representative and they’ll connect you with our shipping department.