How do I obtain an NFA firearm?

An individual who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from receiving or possessing firearms may lawfully obtain an NFA firearm either through an approved transfer of a registered NFA firearm from its lawful owner, or an approved making of an NFA firearm. Applicants should use the ATF Form 4, Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of a Firearm and the ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm, respectively. 

[26 U.S.C. §§ 5812, 5822; 27 C.F.R. §§ 479.62-66, 479.84-86]

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016