When a firearm theft or loss occurs, what is the transferor/sender FFL required to do?

The transferor/sender FFL of the stolen or missing firearm must report the theft or loss to ATF and to the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours after the transferor/sender FFL discovers the theft or loss of a firearm.  The transferor/sender FFL must also create a disposition entry reflecting the theft or loss of the firearm in the required bound book not later than 7 days following discovery of the theft or loss.  If the firearm is later recovered, the transferor/sender must re-enter the recovered firearm as an acquisition or disposition as appropriate.

Last Reviewed April 1, 2016