Can I print Form 4473?
If using an older version of Windows, to print a completed ATF Form 4473, you must save the PDF file to your computer first. Then, open the saved file and print the form. For more information, please view Printing e4473 PDF Using Older Windows Operating System.
Do I need Form 4473?
All purchases of small arms (handguns) from private individuals from another state are required to have a Form 4473 completed before sale. Some states (such as California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, and Washington) require individual sellers to sell through dealers.
Where can I order Form 4473?
the ATF Distribution Center
ATF Forms 4473 are available free of charge from the ATF Distribution Center. Forms may be ordered online at www.atf.gov/distribution-center-order-form.
How long is Form 4473 kept?
Licensees shall retain each ATF Form 4473 for a period of not less than 20 years after the date of sale or disposition.
Can I fill out a 4473 online?
As a federal firearm licensee, you have several options when it comes to filling out Firearms Transaction Records, or ATF Form 4473. ATF provides a free downloadable program called eForm 4473 to help you quickly and easily complete Forms 4473 on your computer.
Can you fill out a 4473 at home?
You can fill out form 4473 online.
When did Form 4473 start?
Form 4473 has included a question on race since it was established in 1968. ATF amended Form 4473 in 2001 to add ethnicity to the race question.
What happens if you make a mistake on the 4473 form?
If your ATF Form 4473 is not complete and inaccurate, you could have your application denied. But more than that, you could also be arrested and face harsh criminal penalties. Lying on a gun application is a criminal offense.
What happens to my Form 4473?
Q11: What happens to the data provided on Form 4473? Completed Forms 4473 are retained by the Federal firearms licensee (FFL). ATF does not, and never has, maintained an archive or other information repository on the race or ethnicity of firearm purchasers or licensees, and it has no intention to do so in the future.