ATF Form 1
Options for Filing Form 1 Applications for Firearms with “Stabilizing Braces”
If you possess a firearm with a “stabilizing brace” that the ATF has now classified as a short-barreled rifle, it needs to be registered within 120-days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. The ATF has provided a 120-day tax forebearance from the date of publication for registering a firearm equipped with a…Read More
New ATF Rule on Stabilizing Braces: Update After the ATF Training Seminar for FFL’s
On January 13, 2023, the Attorney General signed ATF final rule 2021R-08F, “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached ‘Stabilizing Braces” amending ATF’s regulations to clarify when a rifle is “designed, redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder.” This includes a weapon that is equipped with an accessory, component, or other…Read More
How Can I Take My SBR Out-of-State Legally?
It is illegal for any person, other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to transport any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled rifle, or short-barreled shotgun across state lines without getting permission from the ATF. 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(4); 27 CFR 478.28. So if you are planning a trip out-of-state and want to take…Read More
What is the Engraving Requirement for NFA Firearms?
You cannot trust everything you read on the Internet about the engraving requirement for NFA firearms. Some forum discussions have been telling people to engrave all firearms assigned to or bought by their NFA gun trust. This is completely incorrect. Only manufacturers, importers (into the U.S.), and maker of firearms are required to engrave firearms. See 27…Read More
How Do I Change the Registered Configuration of My Short-Barreled Rifle?
You have filed an ATF Form 1 application make an existing firearm into a short-barreled rifle (SBR). The ATF finally approves your Form 1 application and mails the approval document (the “tax stamp”) to you. Your tax stamp allows you to convert your firearm to the specific configuration of barrel length, overall length, and caliber…Read More
I am Moving. What Do I Need to Do About My NFA Firearms?
When you move, regardless of whether you move interstate or intrastate, the ATF wants you to update them regarding the permanent location where your NFA firearms will be stored. The ATF’s change of address form is ATF Form 5320.20, entitled “Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Export Certain National Firearms (NFA) Firearms. If you…Read More
How Do I Complete an ATF Form 1 Application?
Our customers frequently ask about the documents that need to be sent to the ATF to form a complete ATF Form 1 application, which is used to transfer an already-manufactured NFA firearm to their gun trust. This situation commonly arises when clients want to shorten the barrel on one of their existing rifles so that is less…Read More
How Do I Amend My Existing Gun Trust that I Bought Somewhere Else?
Many of our new customers contact us, because they already have a gun trust prepared by another gun trust provider, such as a Class 3 dealer or a silencer manufacturer. However, they need to make changes to their existing gun trust, such as removing co-trustees or changing beneficiaries. Additionally, many of our new customers realize how badly their…Read More
What Documents Do I Send to the ATF?
Our customers frequently ask about the documents that need to be sent to the ATF to form a complete application, to whom should the check or money order be made payable, and where do they send the application. The answer depends on whether they want to: (1) transfer an already-manufactured NFA firearm to their gun trust; or…Read More
Who is a “Responsible Person” in a Gun Trust?
When law-abiding gun owners file new ATF applications on or after July 13, 2016, all “responsible persons” associated with a gun trust will be required to submit fingerprints and photographs, as well as notify the chief law enforcement officer in their jurisdiction that the gun trust is purchasing or manufacturing an NFA firearm. Since the…Read More