Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearm(s) (MarkingVariances) Transitioning from the Firearms Industry Programs Branch to the Firearms Technology Branch

Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearm(s) (MarkingVariances) Transitioning from the Firearms Industry Programs Branch to the Firearms Technology Branch

On September 2, 2014 the processing of applications for alternate means of identification of firearm(s) (marking variance), ATF Form 3311.4 and letter applications will transition from the Firearms Industry Programs Branch to the Firearms Technology Branch (FTB). Starting on that date, applications for marking variances should be submitted to FTB electronically at marking_variances@atf.gov or by fax at (304) 616-4301. The application may also be mailed to:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
244 Needy Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405
Attention: Firearms Technology Branch

Questions regarding applications submitted prior to September 2, 2014 should be referred to the Firearms Industry Programs Branch via e-mail at fipb@atf.gov or by telephone (202) 648-7190.

Last Reviewed June 10, 2015