NFA Gun Trust Resources and FAQ


Click here to complete the NFA trust referral form online

Click here to download a blank NFA trust referral form in PDF format

ATF Form 20 “Application to Transport Interstate or to Temporarily Expert Certain National Firearms Act (NFA) Firearms”

Click here to download the Mississippi Department of Public Safety “Application to Register Silencers/Armor Piercing Ammunition

Frequently Asked Question

How to complete ATF FORM 4 For NFA Purchases

How to complete ATF Form 1 for NFA builds

How to complete ATF form 5330.20 (certification of nationality)

To purchase a NFA item across state line please this article from the

Why does a trust have to complete ATF Form 4473?  Because unincorporated trusts are not “persons” under the Gun Control Act (GCA), a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) cannot transfer firearms to them without complying with the GCA. Thus, when an FFL transfers an NFA firearm to a trustee or other person acting on behalf of a trust, the transfer is made to this person as an individual (i.e., not as a trust). As the trustee or other person acting on behalf of the trust is not the approved transferee under the NFA, 18 U.S.C. 5812, the trustee or other person acting on behalf of a trust must undergo a NICS check. The individual must also be a resident of the same State as the FFL when receiving the firearm.  “When purchasing an NFA firearm, the person acting on behalf of the trust will complete the ATF Form 4473, items 1 through 10b with his or her personal information. Item 11a “Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form?” should be answered “YES”. The transferor will conduct the NICS check and complete Items 21a though 21c and Item 21d, if applicable. Item 22 will be left blank, as the transaction is not exempt from the NICS check.”


Links to other sources:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Firearms Permit Unit

ATF National Firearms Act Handbook

The Gun Trust blog (full of helpful information)

Martin Seidler,

Texas NFA Gun Trust Attorney, Willi Law Firm, Frequently Asked Questions