Register to use the FBI NICS E-Check · Access the FBI NICS E-Check Help Pages · Get the FBI NICS E-Check Enrollment Form · Ask the FBI NICS for Assistance. A Firearms Transaction Record, or Form , is a form promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number. The NICS, developed by the FBI in coordination with the ATF and local and state licensee (FFL) and complete ATF Form (Firearm Transaction Record).

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Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison [2] in addition to fines, even if the transaction is denied by the NICS. Views Read Edit View history. Please note that all six pages of the Form must be printed and retained as a part of your permanent records.

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See “External links” section below. Instruction for Question 18c. Also clarifies that the State of residence for members of the Armed Forces on active duty is the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located.

In addition, the sale of two or more handguns to a person in a five-day period must be reported to ATF on Form Additionally clarifies that individuals who have undergone a background check during the NFA application process are listed on the approved NFA transfer form.

Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 – If you have additional questions regarding the revised Formplease contact your local ATF office. Information incorporated into Question Instruction fbu Question 19 Formerly Question s 21, 22, Information incorporated into Questions Information incorporated into Paragraph 1. Clarifies that a NICS check is not required if the individual receiving the firearm was subject fbo a background check as part of the NFA approval process.


A listing may be found online. Clarifies that the exception includes transfers of National Firearms Act firearms to an individual who has undergone a background check during the NFA approval process. Former Instruction for Question Clarifies that gbi subject to this exception, or who receive relief from disabilities under 18 U.

Section A Question 1: Instruction for Question 9: Clarifies that licensees may accept electronic PCS orders to establish residency.

ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions

Question 33 Formerly Questions 31 – Provides instructions for completing the form when a transaction was denied and later overturned.

Combined the two questions.

Some states such as California and Colorado require individual sellers to sell through dealers. Instruction for Question 16 Formerly Question The ATF eForm is designed to help eliminate errors in completing Form for both the firearm purchaser and the licensed seller. Clarifies that the repetitive purchase of firearms for the purpose of resale for livelihood and profit without a Federal firearms license is violation of Federal law.

Prosecutions are rare in the absence of another felony committed with the gun purchased. This form is effective January 16,you may no longer use the previous edition April of the Form as it will be obsolete.


These requirements are set forth in section c27 CFR Related Research and Background Information. Information from paragraph 2 incorporated into Questions Instruction for Questions Instruction for Question The eForm is provided to the public, including major retailers, free of charge via the ATF eForm web site.

Section B Question A check box to indicate that the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer. Added a new paragraph between the 1 st and 2 nd paragraphs. It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised form including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions.

Question 29 Formerly Question Also clarifies that all firearms manufactured after fbl Federal firearms licensees should be marked with a serial number.

New Instruction for Question Question 32 Added to Form: This page was last edited on 13 Mayat Formerly instructions for Question 1. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January The dealer also records all information from the Form into a required “bound-book” called an “Acquisition and Disposition Log.

By using this site, you agree bfi the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Federal law, 18 U. Incorporated State of Residence information from former Question Should you require additional forms, please contact the ATF Distribution Center by telephone at or Former Instructions for Questions Provides instructions for completing the form when the transaction is to facilitate a private party transfer.