ATF Form 1

OMB No. 1140-0011 (10/31/2013)
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Application to Make and Register a Firearm
(Submit in duplicate. See Instructions attached.)
To: National Firearms Act Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Suite 1250, Martinsburg, WV 25405
The undersigned hereby makes application, as required by Sections 5821 and 5822 of the National Firearms Act,
1. Type of Application (check one)
Title 26 U.S.C., Chapter 53, to make and register the firearm described below.
2.
Application is made by:
Corporation or Other
Individual
Business Entity
Government
Entity
3a. Trade Name (If any)
3b. Applicant’s Name and Mailing Address (Type or print below and between the dots)
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a. Tax Paid. Submit with your application a
check or money order for $200 made payable
to the Department of the Justice. Upon
approval of the application, this office will
acquire, affix, and cancel the required
“National Firearms Act: stamp for you.
b. Tax Exempt because firearm is being made
on behalf of the United States, or any
department, independent establishment, or
agency thereof.
3c. If P.O. Box is Shown Above, Street Address Must Be Given Here
3e. Telephone Area Code and Number
3d. County
4. Description of Firearm (complete items a through i)
a. Name and Location of Original Manufacturer of
Firearm (Receiver) (If prototype, furnish plans and
specifications) (See Instruction 2i)
b. Type of Firearm to be made
(See instruction 1c)
c. Caliber,
Gauge or
Size
(Specify)
c. Tax Exempt because firearm is being made by
or on behalf of any State or possession of the
United States, or any political subdivison
thereof, or any official police organization of
such a government entity engaged in criminal
investigations.
d. Model
Length
(Inches)
e. Of Barrel:
f. Overall:
g. Serial Number (See instruction 2i.)
h. Additional Description (Include all numbers and other identifying data which
will appear on the firearm)
j. Is this firearm being reactivated?
Yes
5. Applicant’s Federal Firearms License (If any)
(Give complete 15-digit Number)
No
i. State Why You Intend To Make Firearm (Use additional sheet if necessary)
(See Definition 1k)
6. Special (Occupational) Tax Status (If applicable)
a. Employer Identification Number
b. Class
Important: All individual applicants (including Federally Licensed Collectors) must complete the reverse side of this form and submit, in duplicate, FBI Form FD-258,
Fingerprint Card.
Under Penalties of Perjury, I Declare that I have examined this application, including accompanying documents, and to the best of my knowledge and belief it is true,
accurate and complete and the making and possession of the firearm described above would not constitute a violation of Chapter 44, Title 18, U.S.C., Chapter 53, Title 26,
U.S.C., or any provisions of State or local law.
7. Signature of Applicant
8. Name and Title of Authorized Official of Firm or Corporation (if
applicable)
9. Date
The space below is for the use of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
By authority of the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, this application has been examined and the applicant’s making and registration of
the firearm described above is:
Approved (With the following conditions, if any)
Authorized ATF Official
Disapproved (For the following reasons)
Date
ATF Form 1 (5320.1)
Revised September 2007
Additional Requirements
Important: Give full details on separate sheet for all "Yes" answers in items 10 and 11
10. Are You:
Yes
No
a. Charged by information or under indictment in any court for a crime
for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year. An
information is a formal accusation of a crime made by a prosecuting
attorney.
Yes
No
b. Been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable
conditions?
c. Been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a
mental institution?
b. A fugitive from justice?
c. An alien who is illegally in the United States?
d. Under 21 years of age?
e. An unlawful user of or addicted to, marijuana, or any depressant,
stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
f. Subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking or
threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner? (see
Instruction 7c)
13.
12. Photograph
11. Have You:
a. Been convicted in any court of a crime for which the judge could
have imprisoned you for more than one year, even if the judge
actually gave you a shorter sentence?
d. Renounced your United States citizenship?
e. Been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of
domestic violence? (see instruction 1m)
Law Enforcement Certification (See instruction 2f)
I certify that I am the chief law enforcement officer of the organization named below having jurisdiction in the area
of residence of
(Name of maker)
Affix
Recent Photograph Here
(Approximately 2” x 2”)
(See instruction 2d)
I have no information indicating that the maker will use the firearm or device described on this application for other than lawful
purposes. I have no information that Possession of the Firearm described in Item 4 on the Front of this Form would place
the maker in Violation of State or Local Law.
(Signature)
(Printed name)
(Title and agency name)
(Street address, city, State and zip code)
(Telephone Number)
(Date)
By (if delegated authority to sign for the chief law enforcement official) :
(Signature)
(Printed name)
(Title and agency name)
(Street address, city, State and zip code)
(Telephone Number)
(Date)
Important Information for Currently Registered Firearms
If this registration document evidences the current registration of the firearm described on it, please note the following information.
Estate Procedures: For procedures regarding the transfer of firearms in an estate resulting from the death of the registrant identified in item 3, the executor should contact
the NFA Branch, Bureau of ATF, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405.
Interstate Movement: If the firearm identified in item 4 is a machinegun, short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or destructive device, the registrant may be required
by 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(4) to obtain permission from ATF prior to any transportation in interstate or foreign commerce.
Change of Description or Address: The registrant shall notify the NFA Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg,
WV 25405, in writing, of any change to the description of the firearms in item 4, or any change to the address of the registrant.
Restrictions on Possession: Any restriction (see approval block on face of form) on the possession of the firearm identified in item 4 continues with the further
transfer of the firearm.
Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms: If the registrant becomes prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 922 from possessing a firearm, the registrant shall notify the NFA
Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 244 Needy Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405, in writing, immediately upon becoming prohibited for
guidance on the disposal of the firearm.
Proof of Registration: This approved application is the registrant’s proof of registration and it shall be made available to any ATF officer upon request.
ATF Form 1 (5320.1)
Revised September 2007
(Detach this sheet before completing form)
1.
Definitions.
a. National Firearms Act (NFA). Title 26, United States Code,
Chapter 53. The implementing regulations are found in Title 27,
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 479.
b. Gun Control Act (GCA). Title 18, United States Code, Chapter 44.
The implementing regulations are found in Title 27, Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 478.
c. Firearm. The term “firearm” means: (1) a shotgun having a barrel
or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (2) 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; (3) a
rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (4) 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; (5) any other weapon, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 5845
(e); (6) a machinegun; (7) a muffler or a silencer for any firearm
whether or not such firearm is included within this definition; and (8)
a destructive device.
d. Person. The term “person” means a partnership, company,
association, trust, estate, or corporation as well as a natural person.
e. Employer Identification Number (EIN). Required of taxpayer
filing special (occupational) tax returns under 27 CFR § 479.35.
f. Special (Occupational) Tax. Required by the NFA to be paid by a
Federal firearms licensee engaged in the business of manufacturing
(Class 2), importing (Class 1), or dealing (Class 3) in NFA firearms.
g. Federal Firearms License. A license issued under the provisions of
the GCA to manufacture, import or deal in firearms.
h. ATF Officer. An officer or employee of the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authorized to perform any
function relating to the administration of the NFA.
i. Make. The term “make”, and the various derivatives of such word,
shall include manufacturing (other than by one qualified to engage in
such business under the NFA) , putting together, altering, any
combination of these, or otherwise producing a fiream.
j. Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence. A crime that is a
misdemeanor under Federal or State law and has, as an element, the
use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a
deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or
guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a
child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited
with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian. The term includes all
misdemeanors that involve the use or attempted use of physical force
(e.g., simple assault, assault and battery), if the offense is committed
by one of the defined parties. The person is NOT considered to have
been convicted of such crime unless the person was represented by a
lawyer or gave up the right to a lawyer, and, if the person was entitled
to a jury trial, was tried by a jury or gave up the right to a jury trial.
k. Reactivation. The restoration of a registered unserviceable NFA
firearm to a functional condition. This action incurs the making tax
liability.
l. Unserviceable Firearm. One which is incapable of discharging a
shot by means of an explosive and incapable of being readily restored
to firing condition. An acceptable method of rendering most firearms
unserviceable is to fusion weld the chamber closed and fusion weld the
barrel solidly to the frame.
2.
Preparation of Application and Payment of Tax.
a. Authority. As provided by 26 U.S.C. § 5822, any person (other than
a qualified manufacturer of firearms (see paragraph b)) seeking to
make a firearm must complete, in duplicate, a separate application
Instructions
on this form for each firearm. The applicant maker must furnish all the
information called for on this application form.
b. Registration by Qualified Manufacturer. A person who has a
Federal firearms license to manufacture firearms (Type 07 or 10) and
who has paid special (occupational) tax to manufacture NFA firearms is
exempt from the making tax and filing of the ATF Form 1 application.
Such qualified manufacturer must report and register each NFA firearm
manufactured by filing ATF Form 2, Notice of Firearms Manufactured
or Imported, as required by 27 CFR § 479.102.
c. Payment of /Exemption from Payment of Tax. As provided in 26
U.S.C. § 5821, there is a $200.00 tax on each firearm made, except as
provided in 26 U.S.C. §§ 5852 and 5853, when an NFA firearm may
be made without payment of the tax when made by, or on behalf of the
United States or any State or political subdivision thereof.
Documentation that the firearm is being made for a government entity,
such as a United States government contract or a State or local
government agency purchase order, must accompany the application.
The reactivation of a registered unserviceable firearm is subject to the
making tax.
d. Photographs and Fingerprints. An individual maker (including any
Federally licensed collector but not any other type of Federal firearms
licensee) must (1) attach to each copy in item 12 of the ATF Form 1, a 2
inch x 2 inch photograph of his/her frontal view taken 479.63 says one year
prior to the date of the application and (2) submit two properly completed
FBI Forms FD-258 (Fingerprint Card with blue lines) with the
application. The fingerprints must be clear for accurate classification and
taken by someone properly equippedto take them.
e. Signatures. All signatures required on ATF Form 1 must be original
in ink on both copies.
f. Law Enforcement Certification. The chief law enforcement officer is
considered to be the Chief of Police for the maker’s city or town of residence,
the Sheriff for the maker’s county of residence; the Head of the State Police for
the maker’s State of residence; a State or local district attorney or prosecutor
having jurisdiction in the maker’s area of residence; or another person whose
certifcation is acceptable to the Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms and Explosives. If someone has specific delegated authority to sign
on behalf of the Chief of Police, Sheriff, etc., this fact must be noted by
printing the Chief’s, Sheriff’s, or other authorized official’s name and title,
followed by the word “by” and the full signature and title of the delegated
person. Item 13 must be completed for an individual maker. The certification
must be dated no more than one year prior to the date of receipt of the
application
g. Remittance. If the application is subject to the making tax, a check
or money order, made payable to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives, in the amount of $200.00 must be
submitted with the ATF Form 1. Do not send cash.
h. Photocopies or Computer Generated Versions. The ATF Form 1 may be
photocopied or a computer-generated version (as long as it is in the same
format and contains all required information) may be used. This form may
also be downloaded from the ATF Internet website at www.atf.gov . After
downloading this form, photocopy it so that the front and back are on the
same sheet of paper. The NFA Branch will not accept the application if the
front and back are on separate sheets of paper.
i. Serial Numbers and other Markings. If an existing firearm is being
modified into an NFA firearm, enter the existing serial number of the
firearm into item 4g and the name and address of the original
manufacturer into item 4a. Do not Alter or Modify the Existing
Serial Number . If the NFA firearm is being made from parts, your
name and address are to be entered into 4a and a serial number you
create is to be entered into item 4g.
ATF Form 1 (5320.1)
Revised September 2007
Instructions (Continued)
j. Submission. All requested information must be entered in blue or black ink
and must be legible. Illegible entries will be returned for correction. Send
both copies of the ATF Form 1 and attachments to the address located in the
upper right hand corner on the face side of the ATF Form 1. The return of
the application or your sending it to any other address will only delay the
processing.
3. Approval of Application. Upon approval of an application, the NFA Branch
will affix the NFA tax stamp (if any) to the application, cancel it, and return the
approved copy to the maker. The approval of the application effectuates
registration of the firearm to the maker; however, the firearm must not be made
until the application has been approved.
4. Withdrawal of Application. The application may be withdrawn prior to
approval by submission of a written request from the maker. The NFA Branch
will arrange for a refund of any tax paid.
(9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of
domestic violence, to ship or transport in interstate or foreign
commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or
ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has
been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign com merce.
8. Status inquiries and Questions. The NFA Branch telephone number is
(304) 616-4500. Any inquiry relating to the status of an application to
make an NFA fiream or about procedures in general should be directed to
the NFA. Please be aware that the information relating to the registration
of firearms is defined as “return” or “return information” by 26 U.S.C. §
6103 and disclosure is generally prohibited to anyone other than the
registrant. Information relating to the NFA and other firearms laws is
also available at the ATF Internet website www.atf.gov .
5. Cancellation of Approved Application. An approved application may be
cancelled only if the firearms had not been made or modified. The maker must
return the approved application with a written request for cancellation, citing the
need and that the making of the firearm did not take place. The NFA Branch will
arrange for a refund of any tax paid.
9. Penalties. Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the
requirements of the NFA shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $10,000
or be imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both. Any firearm involved in a
violation of the NFA shall be subject to seizure and forfeiture. It is unlawful for
any person to make or cause the making of a false entry on any application or
record required by the NFA knowing such entry to be false.
6. Disapproval of Application. If the application is disapproved, the NFA Branch
will note the reason for disapproval on the application and return one copy to the
maker. The NFA Branch will arrange for a refund of any tax paid.
10. Compliance with the Gun Control Act. All provisions of the GCA must
also be complied with.
7. Reasons for Disapproval. 26 U.S.C. § 5822 provides that applications shall be
denied if the making or possession of the firearm would place the maker in
violation of law.
a. State or Local Law. If State or local law prohibits the making or
possession of the firearm being made, the application will be disapproved.
b. Machineguns
(1) 18 U.S.C. § 922(o) provides that machineguns may be made only for
government use or export. An application will be denied unless the
making meets these criteria.
c. Persons Prohibited from Making a Firearm. The application will be
disapproved if the maker is a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by
18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which provides that is shall be unlawful for any person(1) who has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by
imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
(2) who is a fugitive from justice;
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
(4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been
committed to a mental institution;
(5) who, being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States or,
except as provided in 18 U.S.C. § 922(y)(2), has been admitted to the
United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in 8
U.S.C. §1101(a)(26) ;
(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable
conditions;
(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his
citizenship;
(8) who is subject to a court order that(A)was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual
notice; and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;
(B)restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an
intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner
or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an
intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner
or child; and
(C) (I) includes a finding that such person represents a credible
threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child;
or (II) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use,
or threatened use of physical force against such intimate
partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause
bodily injury, or
Privacy Act Information
1. Authority. Firearms Act Solicitation of this information is made pursuant to
the National (26 U.S.C. §§ 5821 and 5822) . Disclosure of this information by
the applicant is mandatory for any person (other than a manufacturer qualified
under the National Firearms Act) making a firearm as defined in the National
Firearms Act.
2. Purpose. To verify payment of the tax imposed by 26 U.S.C. § 5821; to
determine that the making would not be in violation of law; and to effect
registration of the firearm.
3. Routine Uses. The information will be used by ATF to make the determinations
set forth in paragraph 2. In addition, to effect registration of the firearm,
information as to the identification of the firearm, date of registration, and the
identification and address of person entitled to possess the firearm will be entered
into the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. No information
obtained from a application, registration, or records required to be submitted by a
natural person in order to comply with any provision of the National Firearms Act
or regulations issued thereunder, shall, except in connection with prosecution or
other action for furnishing false information, be used, directly or indirectly, as
evidence against that person in any criminal proceedng with respect to a violation
of law occurring prior to or concurrently with the filing of the application. The
information from this application may only be disclosed to Federal authorities for
purpose of prosecution for violation of the National Firearms Act.
4. Effects of not Supplying Information Requested. Failure to supply complete
information will delay processing and may cause denial of the application.
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
This form is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The
information you provide is used to establish that a transferee’s receipt and
possession of the firearm would be in conformance with Federal, State, and local
law. The data is used as proof of lawful registration of a firearm to the
manufacturer. The furnishing of this information is mandatory (26 U.S.C. § 5822) .
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information 4 hours
per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual circumstances. Comments
concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this
burden should be addressed to Reports Management Officer, Document Services
Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington, DC
20226.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
ATF Form 1 (5320.1)
Revised September 2007