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July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: Firearms Transactions


Upon the transfer of a gun to a resident in another state, I have to ship the firearm to a licensed dealer in that state. When completing the transfer, should the Acquisition and Disposition book have the customers name in it or the dealer to whom I sent it?

For sales requiring the firearm to be transferred to another FFL in the purchaser’s state of residence, the name and complete 15-character federal firearms license number of the licensee to whom the firearm was shipped should be recorded. That FFL will then have the purchaser complete an ATF Form 4473 and conduct a background check in compliance with the Brady Law. Upon approval of the background check, the purchaser will take delivery of the firearm from that dealer.