ok i have a ? did you get the sbr from robarms on a form 3 or did you form 1 it and have to engrave it with your info ? i just did a form 1 using a bushmaster 6.8 i filed it with bushy as the mfg .I was surprised they approved the paper work as i really expected it to kick back since i put 3 different calibers on the form.
I had bushmaster do the work and confirmed the engraving part with my examiner ? The gun shows on the record as A bushmaster with the existing serial # and thats the way i checked it when i called it in . ??? i was told having the paperwork confirms its a registered sbr. My nephew works for the batfe I will ask again :-\ If i have to engrave any thing on it i will probably engrave it under the front of the mag well so the lmt m203 hides it
oh i have to agree with ya there, i will try to get a better response on it I will call up w va and confirm it again Monday. It took 5 weeks were usually i get a turn around on a most stamps in 21 days i was told it was slow as they had to send it some ware for review and approval before my normal examiner got it for approval. and with the way they bounce the rules around with different interpataions it could be the ? was misunderstood.. :duh:.. And my form lists the original Mfg as Bushy and was approved by mistake . if so they will probably correct it and i will have it engraved as stated on the front of the mag well and as that area needs to be milled smooth anyway as bushy left a crappy forging seam there .
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this was Originally Posted by pittbull View Post over on m4carbine.net
I have an appointment with my local BATF agent this friday @ 0800, will post after. (I want the official info too!)
The preliminary info is...it depends on whether you are going to buy a registered SBR and have it transfered to you, or YOU will yourself be the manufacturer. I will let you know...
Just got back from my meeting and this all assumes you'll be filling out a form 1:
The answer is...If you will be registering a lower you CURRENTLY own, or are going to buy from a manufacturer ie Bushmaster, Colt, etc... you DO NOT need to engrave anything on it.
On a Form 1, section 4a it says:
Name and location of Original Manufacturer of Firearm.
What this means is if you own a bushmaster Lower (like I do) you just need to put in Bushmaster's info and you will be registering that lower, therefore you DO NOT need to make any additional markings on your lower!
Very interesting, When I read the actual NFA handbook chapter 6 is says it right there...
CHAPTER 6. MAKING NFA FIREARMS BY NONLICENSEE
Section 6.1 Requirements for making NFA firearms. Persons not otherwise prohibited from
possessing firearms may submit an application to make an NFA firearm, other than a machinegun.93
The application process requires submission of ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a
Firearm, in duplicate, along with FBI FD-258, Fingerprint Card, in duplicate, and payment of the $200
making tax. Appendix C contains a copy of Form 1.
Section 6.2 Preparation of Form 1. Every person (other than a licensed manufacturer who has also
paid the required SOT to manufacture NFA weapons) must complete the Form 1.94 Two identical
copies of the application must be prepared. All entries must be made in ink. All required signatures
must be original and entered in ink. Photocopies or other facsimile or carbon copy signatures are not
acceptable. Under no circumstances will a form filled in by use of a lead pencil be accepted. All
changes made on the form must be initialed and dated by the applicant.
6.2.1 Description of firearm. If an existing firearm or firearm receiver is being used, the name and
location of the original manufacturer of the weapon should be entered in Block 4(a). If the applicant is
making a completely new firearm, the applicant’s name and location should be entered in Block 4(a).
The type of firearm being made, i.e., short barrel rifle, short barrel shotgun, any other weapon, silencer
or destructive device, is to be entered in Block 4(b). The caliber or gauge of the firearm is to be entered
in Block 4(c). If a model designation has been assigned to the firearm, that designation is to be placed in
Block 4(d). If the weapon has no model designation, enter “none” in Block 4(d). The length of the
barrel is to be entered, in inches, in Block 4(e) and the overall length of the firearm is to be entered, in
inches, in Block 4(f).
All NFA firearms must be identified by a serial number and other specified markings95. If an existing
firearm is being used in the making of the NFA weapon, and that firearm is serialized, the existing serial
number should be used (unless it duplicates a serial number already used by the maker on Form 1) and
entered in Block 4(g). If the weapon is of new manufacture, the applicant must assign a unique serial
number and enter it in Block 4(g). For example, a unique serial number could be composed of at least 4
digits preceded by the initials of the maker. NOTE: alpha characters, e.g., a name, will not be accepted
as a serial number. If a name is to be used, there must be at least one numeric character in addition to
the alpha characters.
The serial number must be engraved or stamped on the receiver of the firearm and the caliber, model,
and identification of the maker must be engraved on the barrel or frame or receiver of the weapon.96 The
marking and identification requirements for a maker are the same as for a manufacturer. Refer to
section 7.4 for a detailed discussion of the requirements.
Not sure why I never picked up on this before...Over on Arf.com nobody has ever brought it up, though most of them it seems register as a trust.