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July 7, 2017

ATF Q&A: A&D Books

I started keeping my records of acquisition and disposition on loose sheets of paper. Can I three-hole punch the sheets and put them in a binder or get them spiral-bound and satisfy the bound book requirement?

You may maintain records of acquisition and disposition in a binder or spiral-bound format, as long as the holes that are punched do not remove or obstruct any required information. The format must follow that prescribed in the regulations, and the pages must be numbered consecutively. [27 CFR 478.121 and 478.125] If you use a three-ring binder or a spiral notebook for the A&D records, you must be careful to ensure that no pages get lost.