Can you do 4473 on yourself?

Yes, If your FFL is a sole proprietorship no ATF form 4473 is required. You can simply log the firearm out to yourself. An ATF form 4473 and a NICS/Background check are required for everyone, including the officers of the business and the responsible parties.

How long are 4473 forms kept?

20 years
Licensees shall retain each ATF Form 4473 for a period of not less than 20 years after the date of sale or disposition.

What happens when you fill out a 4473?

Form 4473 contains the purchaser’s name, address, date of birth, government-issued photo ID, National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check transaction number, and a short affidavit stating that the purchaser is eligible to purchase firearms under federal law.

How long are 4473 kept?

20 Years
Dealer FFL Records

Record Retention Time
Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473 – Transfers 20 Years*
Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473 – Background Check without Transfer 5 Years
Multiple Handgun Sales Report, Form 3310.4 5 Years
FFL Theft/Loss Report 5 Years

How long does a 4473 take to process?

If you decide to buy a gun from an FFL, you have to fill out a 4473 Form (also called a Firearms Transaction Record). After you fill out the form, the person selling you a gun will run your information through NICS, which is maintained by the FBI. Running a background check through NICS takes about 30 seconds.

When can I fill out the 4473?

An ATF Form 4473 is also known as the Firearms Transaction Record form. Licensed firearm dealers must complete this form when they may a lawful sale . Failure to complete this form is a violation of federal law. Additionally, licensed firearms dealers must keep a copy of the completed ATF Form 4473 on file for 20 years.

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.

Can I get a free gun background check?

The service is part of the successful gun control law started by the Brady Gun Control Act, the service is free for FLL holders, and provides instant background checks for gun purchasers with fast notification of approval or denial through high speed searches within the FBI criminal database.