Transfers and Forms

Unlike many dealers Historic Arms is pleased to handle your Virginia transfers.

Transfers of Title I firearms (everything that is NOT NFA)

imagesHKNNSP74The process is quite simple:

1) Download a copy of the Historic Arms Federal Firearms License from HERE.

2) Give a copy of this license to the out-of-state firearms dealer who is transferring the firearm into Virginia.  An electronic copy by email is legal and usually acceptable to the out-of-state firearms dealer.

3) Make sure the out-of-state firearms dealer puts a copy of his Federal Firearms License in the package with the firearm being shipped to us so we can enter that information into our logs.  Also, he must put your contact information in that same package so we can let you know when the package arrives.

4) Once the package arrives we will prepare the appropriate forms and contact you to make an appointment for you to complete the forms pick your firearm up either at our licensed premises or at a gun show whichever is more convenient to you.

Our fees are reasonable and always waived for our clients.

 

Transfers of Title II firearms (NFA Firearms; machine guns, silencers, short barrelled rifles, etc.)

untitledWith NFA firearms the process is a bit more complicated:

1) Download a copy of the Historic Arms Federal Firearms License and SOT from HERE.

2) Give a copy of this license to the out-of-state firearms dealer who is transferring the firearm into Virginia.  An electronic copy by email is legal and usually acceptable to the out-of-state firearms dealer.

3) The out-of-state dealer will prepare a Form 3 application to transfer the firearm to us.

4) The out-of-state dealer will submit that form to the ATF either electronically, by fax or even by snail mail.

5) In any case, after approval of the transfer the out-of-state dealer will ship the firearm to us with the original of the approved form 3.  Also, he must put your contact information in that same package so we can let you know when the package arrives.  The approval of the form 3 may take some time but not as long as approval of a form 4 to you will take.  Unfortunately, the ATF is not permitted to discuss the proposed form 3 transfer with you but they are permitted to discuss it with us as we are the transferee listed on that form 3.  If you want us to check and verify that the form 3 was filed and is pending send us an email with the details of the proposed transfer; the name of the out-of-state dealer, the name and serial number of the NFA firearm being transferred and the approximate date it was to be filed and we will let you know via email what we find out.

6)  Once the NFA firearm arrives we will notify you, prepare and a letter of instruction and the appropriate forms:

  •     The ATF 4473
  •     The ATF form 4 (in triplicate, two for the ATF, one for your files)
  •     The ATF form 5330.20, certification of citizenship
  •     and, if needed, fingerprint cards

7)  You make an appointment with us for you to complete the forms either at our licensed premises or at a gun show whichever is more convenient to you.

8)  Then you file the form 4 with the ATF and wait.  It is now taking 9-10 months for approvals.

9)  Once we receive the ATF approved form 4 back then we contact you to make an appointment for you to recertify the 4473 form and pick your firearm up either at our licensed premises or at a gun show whichever is more convenient to you.  Unlike Title I firearms we are allowed to deliver the firearm to you anywhere in the state of Virginia (assuming we have had at least one face-to-face ordering meeting at either our licensed place of business or a gun show) but the delivery must be face to face; the firearm cannot be shipped to you.

 

Virginia Form SP-115

BATFE Form 1

BATFE Form 3

BATFE Form 4