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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/26/2005 5:25:24 PM EDT
Okay, I'm a total noob to the whole Class 3/Form whatever/Supressor thing... Do you have to have your form 4 before you buy your suppressor? Can you buy the suppressor and just wait for the form 4? How does it work?
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:51:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:32:15 AM EDT by AvengeR15]

Find the suppressor you want. Pay for it. The dealer should fill out the form right there on the computer for you, and hand it to you, minus the stuff you have to do yourself.

Get a passport photo taken, to affix to the form.

Take the form to a chief LEO, such as Chief of Police, county Sheriff, or DA. I believe a few others may be able to sign off as well - not too sure. You may want to find out for certain if a local CLEO is willing to sign off in the first place, before you even put money down at the shop.

Get your fingerprint card completed. I did this at the county jail. They may or may not charge you a small fee, like $5 or so.

Send all this to the ATF address printed on your form 4, along with a cashier's or personal check for $200. Wait far, far too long for the dealer to recieve it back. Go to the dealer after he calls you, and walk out with your suppressor.

My wait time from the ATF for my first supressor was 49 days, from the day I mailed the form to the day I picked up the suppressor.

Currently, I am at about the 35 day mark on the next one. Some people have had to wait as much as 10 months, from what I have heard.



Link Posted: 8/27/2005 4:55:41 AM EDT
County judges can sign for them also I think. And I thought that they sent it to the dealer that had it, not to you.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:01:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SilentWarrior1:
Okay, I'm a total noob to the whole Class 3/Form whatever/Supressor thing...



Nick, all you had to do was ask me. Are you back in Iraq?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 6:24:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 6:26:28 AM EDT by Different]
Don't forget to submit one ATF Form 5330.20 along with all the other stuff for your NFA Transfer. The Form 5330.20 is titled "Certification for Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)." You fill this out and sign it. No one else signs it. You use this form to declare what country you are a citizen of. The latest version of this form is dated June 2005. You can download it from the BATFE web site.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 12:02:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4Madness:

Originally Posted By SilentWarrior1:
Okay, I'm a total noob to the whole Class 3/Form whatever/Supressor thing...



Nick, all you had to do was ask me. Are you back in Iraq?



Yeah, I'm back in Iraq, on the last leg of the tour ( less than 3 months left!!)

I don't know why I didn't ask you Dave, I had a complete brain fart and just thought to myself, "Where can I find out?" Came into this forum and asked the question.

Sorry, it won't happen again.

As stated by Larry the Cable Guy..."I like Biscuits"
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