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Record Required - Licensees
Answers to common questions about firearms records/bound book entries.
Does the Government sell firearms acquisition and disposition record books for licensees to use in recording their receipts and dispositions of firearms?
How should a licensee record in his or her records the transfer of a frame or receiver to an unlicensed purchaser?
Do licensees need to record the rental of a firearm in the acquisition and disposition (A&D) record?
Do licensees need to keep records of acquisition and disposition for ammunition?
How much time does a licensee have to record the acquisition and disposition of firearms?
May a licensee keep more than one "bound book" at the same time?
May a licensee seek an alternate method of maintaining records?
What is a "bound book"?
What is the licensee’s responsibility where an alternate method to maintain records has been authorized?