Category Archives: Form 1

What’s going on with 41p now?

UPDATE:  The final rule has been released ————————————————— Since the comment period for 41p ended on December 9th, 2013, we have been waiting to see how the ATF would respond to the record breaking number of comments they received, which … Continue reading

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What are the requirements for engraving an item you are building on a Form 1?

This is one of those questions that gets asked over and over again and I should have written about it long before now. But today I correct that omission. Let’s walk through this in 10 easy steps. 1)  When you build an … Continue reading

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Does 922(r) apply when building an SBR from an imported pistol?

I received a call last week from a client who was planning to SBR a swiss pistol and wanted to know whether the US-made parts requirement of 922(r) would apply. His concern is understandable since this is yet another area where … Continue reading

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Has the ATF changed their mind about the Sig brace?

Update:  For the latest news on the stabilizing brace issue, see my March 21, 2017 update. … Over the last week I have had a flood of emails from clients wanting to know what I think about the ATF’s seemingly ever-changing … Continue reading

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What should you do if you get an approved eForm with a DRAFT watermark?

Today one of my clients received an email with an approved eForm 1 attached. He immediately forwarded it to me so that I could update the schedule of assets in his NFA trust. The problem?  His eForm 1, which was approved, … Continue reading

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Form 1 is available on eForms once again!

Probably the single question that I am asked more than any other is “When will eForms be back?”  And while I cannot answer for Form 4 applications I can tell you this … Form 1 is back as of today! … Continue reading

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Suppressors, solvent traps, and legal traps

I was recently contacted by a client who was considering purchasing a threaded ‘solvent trap’ adapter and using it as the basis for a Form 1 build of a suppressor. For those unfamiliar with a ‘solvent trap’ adapter, it is … Continue reading

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At what age may I make or acquire NFA items?

This is a question that seems to arise at least once a week as I am speaking with clients and I think it would be beneficial to do a complete breakdown of the topic. For purposes of our analysis we … Continue reading

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Do I need to engrave an 80% receiver I am going to SBR?

This is a question that was recently asked by one of my client.  The answer, as with most issues involving the NFA and ATF regulations, requires a slightly detailed answer. First let’s talk about the general requirements for completing an … Continue reading

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ATF is promising to return eForms to service in “the short term”

Today the ATF sent out a letter detailing their plans for eForms.  The good news is that they plan for eForms to return to service very quickly. They took the time to explain why the existing eForms system became overwhelmed.  … Continue reading

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