How should a licensee record in his or her records the transfer of a frame or receiver to an unlicensed purchaser?

A licensee must record in the acquisition and disposition record and on the ATF Form 4473 the type of firearm as a “frame” or “receiver” (as applicable). The licensee must also include in any record the make, model, and serial number of the frame or receiver.

As a frame or receiver is neither a shotgun nor a rifle, a licensee is prohibited from selling or delivering a frame or receiver to any individual the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is less than 21 years of age.

[18 U.S.C. 922(b)(5), 27 CFR 478.11]

Last Reviewed September 2, 2015