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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

If I manufacture a weapon in one calendar year, but do not sell it, do I still need to report it?

No. The AFMER report is used to report the number of firearms that are produced and have entered commerce

  • If you produce 100 firearms in a calendar year but only 30 have entered commerce within that same calendar year, then you would only report 30. The other 70 firearms are still in your possession (and on your books) and would not be reported until the calendar year that they enter commerce.