Seized Website: Diversified Machine

ATF Seal

The website has been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in accordance with a seizure warrant obtained by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan.

It is a violation of federal law to manufacture, receive, transport, and/or deliver a silencer not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR) (26 USC §§ 5861(a),(d),(e),(f), and (j)).

The possession of a silencer (to include silencer parts and kits) sold by Diversified Machine is a violation of federal law.

Only special occupational taxpayer (SOT) manufacturers, importers and makers may lawfully register a silencer in the NFRTR, and they may only do so if it is registered prior to the importation, making or transferring of the item (26 USC § 5841).* Therefore, a silencer that is registered by anyone else and/or at any other time is unlawful and will be removed from the NFRTR.

If you are in possession of a silencer sold by Diversified Machine you should contact your nearest ATF office, or call 1-800-ATF-GUNS.


* On or about December 8, 2021, a written warning was sent to customers of Diversified Machine that stated:

[Y]ou cannot lawfully possess a silencer without first being a special occupational taxpayer and having the silencer registered in the NFRTR.

This statement should have read:

You cannot lawfully possess a silencer without having the silencer registered in the NFRTR, with the exception of special occupational taxpayers who may possess unregistered silencer parts during the silencer manufacturing process.

Last Reviewed January 20, 2022