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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

May 29, 2009

(202) 648-8500

Unauthorized Versions of ATF Application Forms

The Federal Firearms Licensing Center (FFLC) is receiving unauthorized versions ATF Form 7CR, Application for Federal Firearms License (Collector of Curio and Relics) from curio/relic firearms collector applicants.

Any FFL applications submitted on other than officially approved ATF forms will not be accepted for processing by the FFLC. The unauthorized forms have been modified from the official ATF version and made available to applicants on public Internet sites without the express permission of ATF.

FFL applications on forms other than those officially approved and issued by ATF will be returned with instructions on how to order official application forms from ATF’s Distribution Center (

Please contact the FFLC at (304) 616-4600 with any questions about this policy.

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