Rules and Regulations Library
|2003-2 — Importation of FN FAL Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale (182 KB)||An ATF-approved method of destruction for the FN FAL type machinegun will result in the severed portions of the receiver being importable for unrestricted commercial sale.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1980-21 - Identification of State of Residency for Out-of-State College Students (23 KB)||An out-of-State college student may establish residence in a State by residing and maintaining a home in a college dormitory or in a location off-campus during the school term.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2003-3 — Importation of Heckler & Koch G3 Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale (231 KB)||An ATF-approved method of destruction for the Heckler & Koch G3 type machinegun will result in the severed portions of the receiver being importable for unrestricted commercial sale.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1980-8 - Importation of Surplus Military Firearms for Law Enforcement (25 KB)||Applications to import surplus military firearms or nonsporting firearms or ammunition for individual law enforcement officers for official use must be accompanied by the agency’s purchase order.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2003-4 - Importation of Sten Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale.pdf (188 KB)||An ATF-approved method of destruction for the Sten type machinegun will result in the severed portions of the receiver being importable for unrestricted commercial sale.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1981-3 - Importation of Firearms Acquired Outside the U.S. by U.S. Citizens (30 KB)||Nonresident U.S. citizens returning to the United States and nonresident aliens lawfully immigrating to the United States may obtain a permit to import firearms acquired outside of the United States, provided such firearms may be lawfully imported.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2003-5 - Distribution of Explosives to Limited Permittees (50 KB)||
Distributors distributing explosive materials via common or contract carrier to limited permittees may verify receipt of the materials by telephone, facsimile, e-mail, or other means within three business days of shipment. ATF Form 5400.4 notation requirements.
|1975-31 - Meaning of the Terms "Engaged in the Business" (13 KB)||
Explosives manufacturer license required for certain companies that manufacture explosive materials for use in their own operations.
|1975-7 - Small Caliber Penguns (51 KB)||A small caliber weapon ostensibly designed to expel only tear gas, similar substances, or pyrotechnic signals, which may readily be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosive, classified as a firearm.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1976-15 - Acquisition and Disposition of Pawned Firearms (52 KB)||Certain reporting and recordkeeping requirements of pawnbrokers are explained.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1976-18 - Alternate Bullet-Resistant Construction Standards for Explosives Magazines (21 KB)||
ATF prescribes alternate bullet resistance construction standards for explosives storage facilities.
|1976-22 - Qualifying Tax Free Transfers (85 KB)||Mere possession of a license and a special tax stamp as a dealer in firearms does not qualify a person to receive firearms transfer-tax-free. Rev. Rul. 58-432 superseded.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1982-2 - KG-9 Pistol as NFA Weapon (26 KB)||The KG-9 pistol is a machinegun as defined in the National Firearms Act.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2005-4 - A Ported Device Attached to the Barrel of a Paintball Gun (14 KB)||
Certain integral devices intended to diminish the report of paintball guns are not “firearm silencers” or “firearm mufflers” under the Gun Control Act of 1968 or the National Firearms Act.
|1982-8 - SM10, SM11A Pistols and SAC Carbines as NFA Weapons (28 KB)||The SM10 and SM11A1 pistols and SAC carbines are machineguns as defined in the National Firearms Act.||Firearms||Ruling|
|1983-5 - STEN MK II as NFA Weapon (24 KB)||
The YAC STEN MK II carbine is a machinegun as defined in the National Firearms Act.
|2006-2 - Classification of Devices Exclusively Designed to Increase the Rate of Fire of a Semiautomatic Firearm (68 KB)||
The NFA and GCA definition of machinegun includes a part or parts designed and intended for use in converting a weapon into a machinegun. This language includes a device that, when activated by a single pull of the trigger, initiates an automatic firing cycle that continues until the finger is released or the ammunition supply is exhausted.
|1985-10 - Surplus Military Frames or Receivers, Alone, Denied Importation (32 KB)||Surplus military firearms frames or receivers alone not specifically classified as curios or relics by ATF will be denied importation.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2007-1 - Maintaining Required Explosives Records in Computerized Form (17 KB)||
Under specified conditions, approval is granted to utilize computerized records as required records under 27 CFR 555, Subpart G.
|1985-2 - Importation of NFA Firearms as Sales Samples (29 KB)||A National Firearms Act (NFA) firearm may not be imported for use as a sample for sales to law enforcement agencies if the firearm is a curio or relic unless it is established that the firearm is particularly suitable for use as a law enforcement weapon.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2007-2 - Temporary Storage of Display Fireworks (70 KB)||
Under specified conditions, display fireworks may be temporarily stored in locked, attended motor vehicles at explosives magazine site(s) and fireworks display site(s) without meeting 27 CFR 555.210 locking requirements provided certain security measures are in place.
|1994-1 - USAS-12 Shotgun as NFA Weapon (34 KB)||The USAS-12 shotgun has a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter and is not generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes. Therefore, it is classified as a destructive device for purposes of the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2007-3 - Preloading and Temporary Storage of Blasting Agents on Bulk Delivery Vehicles (14 KB)||
Under specified conditions, blasting agents may be stored in mobile type 5 magazines (bulk trucks) without meeting 27 CFR 555.211 immobilization requirements.
|1994-2 - Striker 12 Shotgun Defined as NFA Weapon (35 KB)||The Striker-12/Streetsweeper shotgun has a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter and is not generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes. Therefore, it is classified as a destructive device for purposes of the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53.||Firearms||Ruling|
|2008-1 - Fabrique Nationale Herstal SA (FN) FNC Rifle (12 KB)||
The upper assembly of the Fabrique Nationale Herstal SA (FN) FNC rifle is classified as the receiver of the firearm for purposes of the Gun Control Act, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, and the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53.