The redemption of a pawned firearm is a "disposition" subject to all the recordkeeping requirements under the Gun Control Act (GCA).
- Dispositions must be properly entered in the pawnbroker’s acquisition and disposition record,
- An ATF Form 4473 must be executed, and
- A NICS background check completed in connection with the redemption.
[18 U.S.C. 922(t), 923(g); 27 CFR 478.102, 478.124 and 478.125]