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July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: 4473 Forms


If a person who is unable to complete a 4473 form because of illiteracy or a physical disability wishes to purchase a firearm, how may the transfer be legally completed? May an accompanying person complete the form for the purchaser?

The buyer must personally complete Section A of the ATF Form 4473 and certify (sign) that the answers are true, correct and complete. However, if the buyer is unable to read and/or write, the answers (other than the signature) may be completed by another person, excluding the seller. Two persons (other than the seller or his employees) must then sign and date the form as witnesses to the buyers answers and signature in blocks 14 and 15. [Instructions on ATF F 4473, page 3, Question 1]