Does a gunsmith need an FFL?

Does a gunsmith need an FFL?

To work as a gunsmith manufacturer or dealer, you need a federal firearms license, or FFL, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). A federal firearms license does not authorize you to carry a gun. It only authorizes you to sell, perform maintenance or make repairs to them.

What is the ATF definition of a gunsmith?

Section 921(a)(11)(B) defines a “dealer,” in relevant part, as any person engaged in the business of repairing firearms or of making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or trigger mechanisms to firearms.” A person meeting this definition is commonly referred to as a “gunsmith.”

Is ATF Form 4473 required?

No. The ATF Form 4473 is required only for sales or dispositions by a licensed manufacturer, importer, or dealer.

Are ATF regulations law?

Federal regulations are created through a process known as rulemaking. By law, federal agencies such as ATF must consult the public when creating, modifying, or deleting rules in the Code of Federal Regulations. This is an annual publication that lists the official and complete text of federal agency regulations.

Is home gunsmithing legal?

This is why it may come as a surprise to many that it is entirely legal to make and own a homemade gun. Federal law, under The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), requires that persons “engaged in the business” of dealing in firearms must be licensed in order to do so.

Who fills out ATF Form 4473?

A Firearms Transaction Record, or ATF Form 4473, is a six-page form prescribed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) required to be completed when a person proposes to purchase a firearm from a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, such as a gun dealer.

Is the ATF unconstitutional?

Summary: The ATF is an abusive and oppressive government agency that enforces unconstitutional, anti-gun regulations. And the laws and regulations that ATF enforces must be put to rest by Congress. The ATF has one of the most unlikable origin stories of any agency in the federal government.

Do you need ATF Form 4473 for gunsmith?

As long as a firearm is returned to the same person from whom it was received for repair, customizing or modification and the gunsmith has no reason to believe that the transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms, no ATF Form 4473 is required for the transaction.

When does a gunsmith need to be a FFL?

For example, if you’re modifying a firearm but are not equipped to do hydrographics, the company to which you send the firearm for the procedure must be a FFL unless the transaction is documented on the ATF form 4473. Gunsmiths should be exceptionally careful with regard to the extent and type of work conducted on a firearm.

Do you have to record a gunsmith transaction?

However, the gunsmith must record the transaction in the permanent record. If a gunsmith repairs a firearm and returns the firearm to the person from whom it was received on the same day it was received, an acquisition and disposition entry is not required in the A&D record.

Do you need a gun log to be a gunsmith?

Gunsmith record keeping requirements vary slightly from the normal requirements for a dealer in firearms. As a Type 01 (Dealer) FFL, a gunsmith must maintain the ATF required gun log (record of acquisition and disposition) of firearms.