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Do You Need to Engrave your Form 4 SBR/SBR?

Do You Need to Engrave your ATF Form 4 SBR/SBR?
No, the individual applicant, gun trust applicant or legal entity applicant is not required to engrave their information on the SBR/SBS if the SBR/SBS is already made and being transferred using the ATF Form 4 information.  

First Annual /r/NFA "Stamp Race"

First Annual /r/NFA "Stamp Race"
*UPDATE NOVEMBER, 14, 2019* - This contest "Stamp Race" has been postponed indefinitely. Source: r/NFA post 11/14/2019.  On this day in 1918, the g...

Does Question 13. "Transferee Necessity Statement" on the ATF Form 4 Need to Be Filled Out for a Silencer?

Does Question 13. "Transferee Necessity Statement" on the ATF Form 4 Filled Out for a Silencer?
The ATF doesn't require box 13 to be filled out if you are applying for a tax stamp for a ATF Form 4 silencer.  If you are applying for a tax stamp for a ATF Form 4 silencer you still can answer this question, but isn't required by the ATF.

Requesting Replacement Copies of NFA Tax Paid Transfer Stamps and Forms

Requesting Replacement Copies of NFA Tax Paid Transfer Forms
Please make sure your request for copies includes the following information: Your name, current address, reason for request in detail surroundi...

What is the Barrel Length of a Silencer for the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4, or ATF Form 5?

What is the Barrel Length of a Silencer for the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4, or ATF Form 5?
Box 4e of the ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4, and the ATF Form 5 will ask what the barrel length of the silencer is.  Because the silencer doesn't actually have a barrel length the value that you will use for Box 4e is simply "N/A."

Do you Need a Color Passport Photo for Your ATF Applications?

Do you Need a Color Passport Photo for Your ATF Applications
The ATF requires that the submitted passport style photos be in color.  

NFA Processing Times - Current As of June, 30 2019

NFA Processing Times - Current As of June, 30 2019
Below are the most current released statistical information that has been gathered by the ATF for NFA approval times.  The statistical information ...

*ATF Updated the ATF Form 1, Form 4, Form 5 Paperwork - Previous Versions Obsolete*

ATF Updated the ATF Form 1, Form 4, Form 5 Paperwork - Previous Versions Obsolete
UPDATE: September, 2019 the ATF has published a revised the ATF 5320.4, ATF 5320.1, and the ATF 5320.5 for NFA Firearm applications.   The revised and updated ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4, and ATF Form 5 paperwork clearly states that, "Previous Editions Are Obsolete".  This means if you submit an ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4, or an ATF Form 5 using a previous version, there is a high chance that your application will be automatically denied.  This means you would then need to resubmit the correct paperwork for your application to be processed. 

Do I fill out the Transferee Questions for a Single Person Gun Trust or Legal Entity?

Do I fill out the Transferee Questions for a Single Person Gun Trust or Legal Entity
The transferee questions that are located on the ATF 5320.1 Form 1, ATF 5320.4 Form 4 and the ATF 5320.5 Form 5 paperwork are only required to be filled out on the actual form if you are applying as an individual.

Is the ATF 5320.23 Required for an Individual eForm 1 Application?

Is the ATF 5320.23 Required for an Individual eForm 1 Application
When you are applying as an individual for the ATF Form 1, ATF eForm 1, ATF Form 4, or ATF Form 5 you aren't required to submit the ATF 5320.23 form.

Do I Fill Out the Number of Responsible Persons and Name(s) If Filing as an Individual?

Do I Fill Out the Number of Responsible Persons and Name(s) If Filing as an Individual
When applying as an individual using the ATF 5320.1 Form 1, ATF 5320. 4 Form 4 or the ATF 5320.5 you are required to fill out the "Number of Respon...

Serviceable (Yes or No) - ATF 5320.20 Application to Transport NFA Firearms

Serviceable (Yes or No) - ATF 5320.20 Application to Transport NFA Firearms

Serviceable - Yes: The NFA firearm can be operated the way that the NFA firearm was intended to be used. 

Serviceable - No: The NFA firearm cannot be operated the way that the NFA firearm was intended to be used.  Meaning that the NFA firearm is damaged in any way or has been altered and cannot be used the way it was intended to be used.