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Posted: 7/6/2002 3:04:23 PM EDT
I was wondering what the transferor does with the 4473 after the gun sale is all over? Any gun dealers out there? This form seems like registration to me but is it destroyed or filed away? Thanks. CRC
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 3:12:59 PM EDT
Retained by the licensee. If and when licensee closes up shop, 4473's to the ATF. -hanko
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 3:14:18 PM EDT
[URL]http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#p45[/URL] "FFLs must keep a copy of each ATF Form 4473 for which a NICS check has been initiated, regardless of whether the transfer of the firearm was made. If the transfer is not made, the FFL must keep the Form 4473 for 5 years after the date of the NICS inquiry. If the transfer is made, the FFL must keep the Form 4473 for 20 years after the date of the sale or disposition. Forms 4473 with respect to a transfer that did not take place must be separately maintained."
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 3:19:55 PM EDT
Yup. And after the 20 years (under current 'law') one can dispose of the forms. But the record is still in the FFL 'bound book' which goes back to the ATF at the closing of the business. That's my understanding.
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 11:17:52 PM EDT
And then it goes into the illegal BATF computer lists.... Scott
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 11:20:34 AM EDT
Thanks guys! Just as I had suspected- ultimately to BATF headquarters. CRC
Link Posted: 7/8/2002 12:55:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: And then it goes into the illegal BATF computer lists...
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After which the originals get sent to that warehouse at the end of [i]Raiders of the Lost Ark[/i] and filed along with Jimmy Hoffa.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:30:02 PM EDT
Don't forget, ATF "can" and "will" take the 4473's at any time they wish... They will come in, with a list of names, and take the original form with them, leaving only a photo-copy behind for the FFL...
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