ATF Form 4473 Questions
- Where can a dealer get ATF Forms 4473?
- Does an unlicensed person need an ATF Form 4473 to transfer a firearm?
- Does a dealer have to execute ATF Form 4473 to take a weapon out of the dealer’s inventory for his or her own use?
- Who signs ATF Form 4473 for the seller?
- Is a Social Security card a proper means of identification for purchasing a firearm from an FFL?
- When must the ATF Form 4473 be signed?
They are available free of charge from the ATF Distribution Center. Please order a quantity of forms estimated for 6 months use.
No. ATF Form 4473 is required only for transfers by a licensee.
[27 CFR 478.124]
No. However, the “bound book” must reflect the disposition of the firearm from business inventory to personal use.
However, if the business is a corporation, and the firearm is being transferred to a corporate officer or director for other than business purposes, then a Form 4473 must be executed.
[27 CFR 478.124 and 478.125a]
ATF Form 4473 must be signed by the person who verified the identity of the buyer.
No. A Social Security card, alien registration card, or military identification alone does not contain sufficient information to identify a firearms purchaser. However, a purchaser may be identified by any combination of government-issued documents which together establish all of the required information: Name, residence address, date of birth, and photograph of the holder.
[27 CFR 478.11 and 478.124(c)]
Part I used for over-the-counter sales must be completed, signed and dated by the buyer prior to delivery of the firearm.
Part II (green form) used for intra-state non-over-the-counter sales must be completed, signed and dated in duplicate by the buyer at the time of sale.
[27 CFR 478.124(c) and 478.124(f)]