Register to use the FBI NICS E-Check · Access the FBI NICS E-Check Help Pages · Get the FBI NICS E-Check Enrollment Form · Ask the FBI NICS for Assistance. A Firearms Transaction Record, or Form , is a form promulgated by the Bureau of Alcohol, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number. The NICS, developed by the FBI in coordination with the ATF and local and state licensee (FFL) and complete ATF Form (Firearm Transaction Record).

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Information from Paragraph 1 incorporated into Question These requirements are set forth in section c27 CFR Question 24 — 28 Formerly Question 26 – Information incorporated into Questions It contains make, model, or serial number on page three of the six page form. The Form contains name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System NICS background check transaction number, and a short flrm stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law.

This page was last edited on 13 Mayat Instruction for Questions Section B Question Question 33 Formerly Questions 31 – Clarifies that licensees may accept electronic PCS orders to establish residency.

ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions

Clarifies that the exception includes transfers of National Firearms Act firearms to an individual who has undergone a background check during the NFA approval process.

Clarifies that the form is to be completed at the licensed premises unless the transaction qualifies under 18 U. Also clarifies that the State of residence for members of the Armed Forces on active duty is the State in which his or her permanent duty station is located.


Also clarifies that all firearms manufactured after by Federal firearms licensees should be marked with a serial number. Should you require additional forms, please contact the ATF Distribution Center by telephone at or Some states such as California and Colorado require individual sellers to sell through dealers. Paragraph 2 removed from form.

Provides instructions for completing the form when a transaction was denied and later overturned. Related Research and Background Information. Instruction for Question 18a Formerly Question A listing may be found online.

Contact Information If you have additional questions regarding the revised Formplease contact your local ATF office. See “External links” section below. These forms are given the same status 4743 a tax return under the Privacy Act of and cannot be disclosed by the government to private parties or other government officials except in accordance with the Privacy Act.

It is highly suggested that you review the entire revised tbi including all of the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions.

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Retrieved from ” https: Question 30 Formerly Question Individual dealers possessing a copy of the form are not nicz to the Privacy Act’s restrictions on disclosure. Instruction for Question s Formerly Question s 26, 27, 28, 29 and In addition, the sale of nlcs or more handguns to a person in a five-day period must be reported to ATF on Form Instruction for Question 18c. Lying on this form is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison [2] in addition to fines, even if the transaction is denied by the NICS.


Combined the two questions. Information from paragraph 2 incorporated into Questions Instruction for Question 16 Formerly Question From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Regrouped and revised the ofrm and immigration status questions to make them easier to follow. The term does not include any other discharge or separation from the Armed Forces.

Dealers are required to maintain completed forms for 20 years in the case of completed sales, and for 5 years where the sale was disapproved as a result of the NICS check. Instruction for Section A: Question 29 Formerly Question Formerly instructions for Question 1.

Instruction for Question The eForm is provided to the public, including major retailers, free of charge via the ATF eForm web site.

Language revised and additional information added. The ATF is allowed to inspect, as well as request a copy of, the Form from the dealer during the course of a criminal investigation. Clarifies that these blocks must be completed with the firearms information. Clarifies that the repetitive purchase of firearms for the purpose of resale for livelihood and profit without a Federal firearms license is violation of Federal law.

Former Instruction for Question Former Instructions for Questions Also clarifies that a NICS check must be conducted if an NFA firearm has been approved for transfer to a trust, or to a legal entity such as a corporation, and no background check was conducted as part of the NFA approval process on the individual who will receive the firearm.