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If you think your form has been approved, you can call the ATF NFA Branch at (304) 616-4500.
Please note, it can take up to 4 weeks for us to receive the actual tax stamp after it's approved.
You cannot pick up your item until we actually have it in hand. Once we receive your tax stamp, we will contact you to come in and complete the final paperwork.
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All the following information is accurate and reflects ATF resources as of 9/1/2017
The NFA was originally enacted in 1934. Title II of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 amended the NFA to cure a constitutional flaw and amended a few NFA definitions. In 1986, the Firearm Owner's Protection Act amended the NFA definition of "silencer" and the GCA to prohibit certain machine gun transfers or possession. For additional information click here: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/national-firearms-act
- Shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
- a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
- a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
- a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
- any other weapon, as defined by ATF;
- a machine gun;
- any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and
- a destructive device.
The tax is $200 for the transfer of any firearm except a firearm classified as an “any other weapon” which is $5. An unserviceable firearm may be transferred as a curio or ornament without payment of the transfer tax.
The time required to process an NFA application depends upon many factors including the particular ATF form used, the volume of forms submitted from throughout the country, any errors on forms, and complexities with background checks or the legal status of corporations, trusts or other legal entities.
Commonly ownership is in the name of an individual or trust, however partnership, company, association, estate, or corporation ownership may be a consideration. We'll be happy to refer you to a local attorney who specializes in NFA law.
- A person may make an NFA firearm by filing and receiving an approved ATF Form 1 Application to Make and Register a Firearm.
- Applications to make or transfer a firearm will not be approved if Federal, State, or local law prohibits the making or possession of the firearm.
- A person may transfer an NFA firearm to another person by filing and receiving an approved ATF Form 4, Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm. This is also known as ATF Form 5320.4. In addition to completing the form, you need to provide the required documents for Individual filing OR Trust/Corporation filing