Rental Policy



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WARNING: Possession of firearms, replica firearms, edged weapons and many other weapons are illegal in NYC except for theatrical purposes. As a properly licensed agency, a valid invoice from our company is your proof of LEGAL theatrical possession. KEEP A COPY OF YOUR RENTAL INVOICES WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES!



BLANK-FIRING HANDGUNS:
1. To rent a blank-firing handgun, the person picking up the blank-firing handgun MUST BE part of the production company AND have a valid New York State Driver’s License. In the absence of a NYDL, you can use a current out-of-state DL or state photo ID, Federal ID card or passport in conjunction with a current utility bill or lease showing a New York address.
2. This person is also required to complete and sign a Federal Firearms Transfer record (form 4473) and will be screened by telephone through the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Upon clearing the FBI NICS check, a The Specialists Ltd invoice is issued showing the firearms’ serial numbers and descriptions. This invoice MUST accompany the firearms at all times until returned in good condition to The Specialists Ltd.
4. Payment is required at the time of pickup and may be made by check or credit card.
5. A credit card is kept on file to act as a security deposit in the event of damages or loss of equipment. This is accomplished by filing out the Credit Card Form.


BLANK-FIRING RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS:
1. To rent a blank-firing rifle or shotgun, the person picking up the blank-firing handgun MUST BE part of the production company AND have a valid New York State Driver’s License.
2. IN ADDITION, this person must have a valid NYPD Theatrical Long Arm Permit.
3. This person is also required to complete and sign a Federal Firearms Transfer record (form 4473) and will be screened by telephone through the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). This process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Upon clearing the FBI NICS check, a The Specialists Ltd invoice is issued showing the firearms’ serial numbers and descriptions. This invoice MUST accompany the firearms at all times until returned in good condition to The Specialists Ltd.
5. Payment is required at the time of pickup and may be made by check or credit card.
6. A credit card is kept on file to act as a security deposit in the event of damages or loss of equipment. This is accomplished by filing out the Credit Card Form.


NFA WEAPONS (MACHINE GUNS, SAWED-OFF SHOTGUNS, etc.):
1. Require a federal transfer (ATF form 3) between licensed NFA Class 3 Dealers.
2. After the NFA transfer is approved by the ATF, payment must be made in advance by check or credit card. An invoice is then issued showing the firearms serial numbers and descriptions. The invoice must accompany the firearms at all times in NYC until the items are returned, in good condition, to The Specialists Ltd.
4. In the event that the customer is not an NFA Dealer, a TSL Weapons Technician must accompany the firearm/s at all times when it is away from our licensed premise.
5. A credit card is kept on file to act as a security deposit in the event of damages or loss of equipment. This is accomplished by filing out the Credit Card Form.


REPLICA FIREARMS AND NON-FIRING WEAPONS:
1. The customer is required to pay for all rentals at the time of pickup. Payments can be made by check or credit card.
2. At the time of rental, an invoice is issued listing and describing all items rented. This invoice must accompany the replicas and/or non-firing firearms at all times until returned, in good condition, to The Specialists Ltd.
3. A credit card is kept on file to act as a security deposit in the event of damages or loss of equipment. This is accomplished by filing out the Credit Card Form.


PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICIES:
Major credit cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express) are accepted. For in-store pick-ups, we only accept credit cards with the individual’s name or the company’s name on the card. If the card is from an individual or company not physically present at the time of pick-up, please go to the forms page and fill out the credit card authorization form. In some instances, personal or business checks are accepted (please inquire before the scheduled pick-up).

In some instances a deposit is required from customers. The deposit may be cash, check or credit card, the same rules applying. Checks are held (after telecheck verification) and will be given back upon return, in good condition, of all rentals. Credit card information is taken, signed by cardholder and held until rentals are returned in good condition.

Late fees and/or damages will be taken from deposits unless paid at the time of return. No refunds will be awarded for prop rentals. Any errors or omissions made on pick-ups must be reported during the same business day in order to be considered for a refund or store credit. At the discretion of The Specialists Ltd., certain expendable items may be refunded or returned for store credit.

NOTE: Tax exempt status will ONLY be effective once the proper paperwork has been submitted to our offices.


SHIPPING POLICY:
1. Rental periods begin the day the item/s are shipped out. Items are considered returned upon their arrival to our location.
2. All blank-firing firearms must be shipped to licensed Federal Firearms Dealers. Typically, a gun store (or in some cases a pawn shop) with a Federal Firearms Dealers License (FFL) will receive and hold firearms for a small fee. These firearms are still subject to local laws and restrictions. In some instances, local police departments will receive these items for productions. You must check local laws pertaining to your possession of these firearms or firing prop-guns in the country, state, city or county where they will be used. Blanks will be shipped (to the customer) separate from the firearms.
3. Replica firearms and most weapons may be shipped directly to individuals or places of business, subject to local laws and restrictions.
4. If we ship using a supplied FedEx or UPS account number the client may be charged a basic fee of $9.95 for the order.


RESERVATION POLICY:
Reservations of props may be done only after an account has been fully set up (i.e. submission and approval of the Credit Card Authorization form, New Project Form and Certificate of Insurance). To reserve items once your account is set up, please contact us via email or phone.

NOTE! By making a reservation you agree to be held responsible for a 30% restocking fee in the event that a pickup is not made within five (5) business days of the scheduled pick-up day.