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July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: 4473 Forms

How would question 11(a) (Are you the actual buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form) on the 4473 form be answered if the person is picking up a firearm that was being repaired for another person?

If the person picking up a repaired firearm for the individual who brought it to the licensee, a Form 4473 must be prepared and question 11(a) may be left blank. A NICS (or POC State) background check must also be conducted on the individual picking up the firearm. It is a good business practice for the licensee to contact the person who dropped the firearm off to verify that they want the person to pick the firearm up for them.

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