Weapons for which a permit is required

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Pistols

Pistols

Revolvers

Revolvers

Auto-loading rifles

Auto-loading rifles

Lever action rifles

Lever action rifles

Pump action rifles

Pump action rifles

Foreign service bolt action rifles that are not authorised for shooting outside of service

Foreign service bolt action rifles that are not authorised for shooting outside of service

Self-loading shotgun

Self-loading shotgun

Weapons for which a permit is required


Weapons subject to licensing and their essential components require a weapons acquisition permit. You must submit an application to the cantonal authority of your canton of residence.
Note: In the Canton of Zurich applications must be submitted to the commune of residence.

Application for a weapons acquisition permit (PDF, 146 kB, 25.06.2013)
Cantonal firearms offices (PDF, 189 kB, 11.10.2021)
(These documents are not available in English) 

You can find detailed information on weapons requiring an acquisition permit in the following leaflets:

Last modification 09.09.2021

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