Does a licensed gunsmith have to conduct a NICS background check before returning repaired or customized firearms?

No, if the firearm is being returned to the person from whom it was received. However, if the firearm is delivered to someone other than the person from whom it was received, a NICS background check is required.

[18 U.S.C. 922(t); 478.124(a)]

Last Reviewed July 13, 2020