The mission of the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division is to serve as ATF's technical authority relating to firearms and their classification under Federal laws; to respond to law enforcement agencies requests to test, evaluate, and provide expert testimony on firearms and ammunition; and to provide technical services to the firearms industry and other members of the public.
FATD support to the firearms industry and the general public includes the following areas:
- Responses to technical inquiries.
- Testing and classification of products submitted.
- Curios or Relics (C&R) determinations (see the C&R page prior to submitting a C&R inquiry).
- Import evaluations.
- Providing marking variances to the firearms industry
Applications for alternate means of identification of firearm(s) (marking variance), ATF Form 3311.4 and letter applications should be submitted electronically at email@example.com or by fax at (304) 616-4301. Applications also may be mailed to:
Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division 244 Needy Road Martinsburg, Suite 1600 West Virginia 25405 USA
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: (304) 616-4300 Fax number: (304) 616-4301