How to Buy a NFA Item
How To Buy And Register An NFA Item

This page will guide you through the process for legally buying an NFA Item.
Buying an NFA Item is much easier than you may think. Just follow the steps below or give us a call and we will be happy to walk you through the entire process.

What paperwork will I need to legally register an NFA Item?

There are two main methods for registering your NFA Item:

  1. Registration using a Trust
  2. Registration in your name

Option 1 - Registration Using a Trust

  1. Set up your trust or make a copy of your existing trust
  2. Purchase your NFA Item online at allamericanarmory.us (or call for current stock)
  3. Obtain 2 Passport Photos, for every responsible person on the trust
  4. Fill out 2 copies of fingerprint cards (FBI form FD-258), for every responsible person on the trust (acquire at your local police department)
  5. Fill out Responsible Person Questionnaire (ATF Form 5320.23), for every responsible person on the trust
  6. Fill out your Form 4 and Mail in your $200 payment to ATF
  7. Mail in copy of your Form 4 and all Responsible Person Questionnaires (ATF Form 5320.23) to your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)
  8. Sit back and relax because you are done!

It will cost approximately $100 more to buy using the trust method, but it will provide a great deal more flexibility than an individually registered NFA Item. There are many advantages to using a trust for registering an NFA Item.

Some of these advantages include:

  1. More than one person (family or friends) can legally use the NFA Item if they are listed on the trust
  2. One trust can be used for multiple NFA Items ( a Tax Stamp must be acquired for each NFA Item)

There are many places you can go online or locally to download a Trust to be used for registering your NFA Item.

Option 2 - Registration To An Individual

  1. Purchase your NFA Item online at allamericanarmory.us
  2. Obtain 2 Passport Photos
  3. Two copies of fingerprint cards (FBI form FD-258)
  4. Fill out your Form 4 and Mail in your $200 payment to ATF
  5. Mail in copy of your Form 4 to your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)

This is a less expensive method for registering your NFA Item since you will not have to pay the $100 for a trust to be set up. However, you will be the sole owner of the NFA Item and will have to be present any time the NFA Item is being used (this includes your spouse and kids).

FAQ'S

Am I eligible to own an NFA Item?

If you are 21 years old or older AND able to legally possess a firearm then you should be eligible to purchase an NFA Item. This also assumes you have verified it is legal to own in your State and County.

Is it legal to own an NFA Itemin my State?

NFA Item ownership and hunting with an NFA Itemis legal in most States. Please reference the map, provided by the American Suppressor Association, below to see if NFA Items are legal in your State. 

How long is the wait?

Wait times will vary throughout the year but can be anywhere from 3-12 months. Once you submit your paperwork you will be able to contact the ATF to inquire about the status of your paperwork. Just keep in mind this is a government process that is out of all of our control and you will need to be patient.

You Live Outside Washington

If you live outside of Washington and would like to purchase an NFA Item from Allamericanarmory.us and have it transferred to your local dealer please follow these easy steps:

  1. Use the FFL Locator for Class III dealers to find a dealer in your area.
  2. Make sure the dealer will take Title II or NFA Item transfers and inquire about their transfer fee. (Fees average $75-$100)
  3. Purchase your NFA Item on Allamericanarmory.us and choose that dealer from the drop down menu at checkout
  4. If the dealer you want is not currently in our database you can choose the option of My dealer is not listed, and will provide a copy of their FFL License. Please have your dealer email us a copy of their FFL and SOT to allamericanarmoryus@gmail.com. We will update your order and let you know once we have the information.
  5. Once our transfer forms are in place with your dealer, usually 2 weeks, we will email you the Form 4 information you will need to complete. You can complete this information and submit it right away. Please check with your local transfer dealer for their policy and procedures.
  6. We will transfer the NFA Item to your local dealer and they will contact you once your Form 4 has been approved.
  7. At any time in the process if you are not sure about a step, or are needing help please contact us at 360-766-4056

Local Pickup

  1. Purchase your NFA Item on Allamericanarmory.us and choose the local pickup option at checkout
  2. We will email you the partially filled out Form 4 to complete
  3. Bring your completed Form 4, Trust (if not registering as individual) and $200 ATF payment in check or money order to All American Amory for review.
  4. You will need include the following items with your completed Form 4 and $200 ATF payment:
    Two Passport Photos (if you are using a trust, you will need this for every responsible person named on the trust)
    Two FBI Fingerprint Cards (Form FD-258) (if you are using a trust, you will need this for every responsible person named on the trust)
    ATF Form 5320.23 (Only if you are using a trust, you will need this for every responsible person named on the trust)
  5. Once your approved Form 4 Tax Stamp comes back we will contact you to come pick up your NFA Item!