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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Identification of Firearms Within the Purview of the National Firearms Act


This publication was prepared by the Firearms Technology Branch to help you in identifying weapons classified as firearms (including destructive devices) under Title 26. This may also be cited as the “National Firearms Act.” This guide acts as an aid in identifying types of firearms and destructive devices which must be registered with ATF under the national firearms act (title II of the gun control act of 1968).

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Section 1

    Section 7

    Section 2

    Section 8

    Section 3

    Section 9


    Section 4

    Section 10

    Section 5

    Section 11

    Section 6