Unclaimed Property

image of collected guns at the national gun vault
image of collected guns at the national gun vault

The property listed below has been determined to be abandoned or unclaimed property in the custody of ATF. Included with the description of the property is the location where the property was found and the ATF office that has custody of it. Pursuant to Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 128-48, any person desiring to claim property must file with ATF a claim for said property by the deadline indicated (30 days from the date the property was first published in this notice). If the property is not claimed by that date, title will vest in the United States. A point of contact and ATF address for claims and additional information concerning the property or the procedures involved in filing a claim are provided. Please note that if you have already contacted ATF in answer to a previous notice regarding the property, a second reply is not necessary. All correspondence should be submitted to the claim address noted below. All claims should reference the Investigation number and include an accurate description of the property. Please be aware that in order to assess the validity of your claim of ownership, ATF might require further information from you.

Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed Property by State

All claims should be mailed to: 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Attn: Asset Forfeiture and Seized Property Division
99 New York Avenue NE
Mail Stop 3E-454
Washington, DC 20226

Sample Claim Form

Final Claim Date: 5/9/24

A sample claim form is included in the link above. In accordance with 41 C.F.R. Section 128-48.503, a claim for abandoned or unclaimed property must:

(a) Be sworn under penalty of perjury AND include the following information in clear and concise terms:

  • (1) Provide a complete description of the property, including serial numbers, if any;
  • (2) State the interest of the claimant in the property, as owner, mortgagee, or otherwise, to be supported by bills of sale, contracts, mortgages, or other satisfactory documentary evidence;
  • (3) State the facts and circumstances, to be established by satisfactory proof, relied upon by the claimant to justify the granting of the claim.
Last Reviewed April 12, 2024