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Posted: 1/30/2011 8:46:55 AM EDT
if i do a little smithing in my home and the owner stays with his firearm while i work on it can i do it without a ffl?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:51:11 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:52:42 AM EDT
I dont think you need and ffl for gunsmithing, only manufacturing or selling.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:54:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 8:56:24 AM EDT by Nlinc]
In that situation, you can probably get away with not having an FFL, but you can never be too safe when the ATF is involved.

ETA: The ATF seems to say otherwise: link


Q: Is a license needed to engage in the business of engraving, customizing, refinishing or repairing firearms?

Yes. A person conducting such activities as a business is considered to be a gunsmith within the definition of a dealer.

[27 CFR 478.11]
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:58:03 AM EDT
If you are making money working on someones firearm, you are in business, and are subject to ATF regulation.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:59:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gsp:
I dont think you need and ffl for gunsmithing, only manufacturing or selling.

Incorrect.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:59:54 AM EDT
thanks for the info, it is what i guessed the ans would be o well guess the atf is protecting us all
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