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Title Description Category Document Type
1954-233 - Revolver refitted with a 10-inch barrel (107 KB)

A revolver refitted with a 10-inch barrel and classified as an “any other weapon” and is a firearm under Sec. 2733(a) of the IRC.

Firearms Ruling
Rev. Rul. 54-181 Classification of certain weapons as any other weapon (318 KB)

This ruling advises that certain weapons fall within the definition of an “any other weapon” within the purview of the Federal Firearms Act.

Firearms Ruling
ATF Proc. 2020-1 – Recordkeeping procedure for non-over-the-counter firearm sales by licensees to unlicensed in-state residents that are NICS exempt (169 KB)

This procedure supersedes 2013-2. This ATF procedure gives guidance to licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers (licensees) on how to complete the Firearms Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473 (Form 4473), as revised effective May 2020, and record the sale of a firearm, when selling to an unlicensed person who (a) Has a valid alternate permit or otherwise is exempt from National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) requirements; (b) Resides in the same State as the licensee; and (c) Does not appear in person at the licensee's business premises.

Rules and Regulations Ruling
ATF Proc. 2020-2 – Recordkeeping and Background Check Procedure for Facilitation of Private Party Firearms Transfers (260 KB)

This procedure supercedes ATF Procedure 2017-1. The purpose of this ATF procedure is to set forth the recordkeeping and National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) procedures for Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) who facilitate the transfer of firearms between private unlicensed individuals. This procedure does not apply to pawn transactions, consignment sales, or repairs.

Rules and Regulations Ruling
ATF Form 6310.1 with watermark - 3/31/2021 (747 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.56_january_2021_with_watermark.pdf (757 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.28 Revision (October 2020) with watermark (844 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.28 Revision October 2020 with watermark (850 KB) Explosives Information Collection
2021R-05 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Definition of Frame or Receiver (1383 KB) Rules and Regulations Rulemaking
F 8620.26 June 2020 with watermark (774 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.26 June 2020 with watermark (774 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 6NIA 5330.3D Revision October 2020 with watermark (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 6A 5330.3C revision October 2020 with watermark (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.5 March 2020 final OMB approval with watermark (808 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.57 July 2020 approved with watermark (751 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6a5330._3c_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5000.29_environmental_information_with_watermark.pdf (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6nia_5330._3d_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf.pdf (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.59 - April 2020 with watermark (782 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.44 (Nov. 2020) with watermark (749 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.28_june_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (816 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft Loss Report with Watermark ATF Form 3310.6.pdf (689 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to 27 CFR part 478 that requires Federal Firearms Licensees’ (FFLs) who discover that a firearm(s) it shipped was stolen or lost in transit, must report the theft or loss to ATF and the appropriate local authorities within 48 hours of discovery. Reports can be filed using the Interstate Firearms Shipment Theft/Loss Report—ATF Form 3310.6.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles ATF 6 Part I (5330. 3A) (July 2019) with watermark (824 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to the Application and Permit for Importation of Firearms, Ammunition, and Defense Articles—ATF Form 6—Part I (5330.3A) that allows ATF to determine if the article(s) described on the application qualifies for importation. It also serves as authorization for the importer.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
DRAFT F 5000.30 with Watermark (739 KB)

DRAFT F 5000.30 with Watermark - Supplemental Information on Water Quality Considerations - Under 33 U.S.C. 1341 (a)

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
DRAFT F 5320.2 with watermark (838 KB)

DRAFT F 5320.2 with watermark - Notice of Firearms Manufactured or Imported

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