NFA Branch finishing last of pre-41F backlog

  With wait times having crept up to nearly a year, it appears that ATF’s NFA Branch is now nearly complete with ATF 41F paperwork backlog. Since last summer there has been a hard drought for dealers and manufacturers. With the SilencerCo Maxim and other new products now in stores, the prospect of quicker transactions […]

ATF publishes new eForms guide for 2015

As part of ATF’s email announcements to eForms users this morning, the agency also attached a copy of the latest eForms newsletter. It includes an updated version of the “eForms 101” guide first distributed at the end of 2013. Other thrilling topics include “FFL, EIN and AECA Associations” and what to expect when seeking an NFA […]

ATF: eForm 4 coming back late 2015

Earlier this morning, ATF dispatched an eForms update to users. In addition to providing performance figures for NFA Branch in processing paperwork (forms are now being processed faster than they are coming in), ATF also notes that they have reached their target staffing level of twenty-five examiners, made changes to office procedures, and are actively […]

SilencerCo announces ‘Salvo’ suppressor for shotguns

Form 1 now available on eForms system

The following email was sent to ATF eForms users this afternoon: We are pleased to announce the following updates to the eForms system: 1.      Performance enhancements – We were able to address some of the technical issues.  You will see improvements in the overall performance of the system. 2.      We are able to add the ATF Form […]

ATF 41P delayed until 2015

Ever since the proposed rule change was announced last fall, ATF’s plan to revamp the application process for making and transferring National Firearms Act items has been causing quite a stir in this segment of the firearms industry. Application numbers that were already at record highs leapt even higher, and wait times were drawn out, […]

SilencerCo and Noveske teaming up

“Synergy.” SilencerCo and Noveske brass think they have found some. They sent out a press release today announcing a partnership between their companies. Among other changes, Noveske says that all of its future rifle offerings will feature SilencerCo muzzle devices, making their rifles silencer-ready from the factory. SilencerCo will be using Noveske gear for live […]

AR-15 podcast: Interview with SilencerCo CEO

ATF eForms system partially returns

 After taking down its buggy eForms system on April 4th, ATF has brought eForms back online—but only for Forms 6 and 6A for now. Users navigating to the eForms page are greeted with the message below, which indicates that this limited rollout of the eForms system will eventually be expanded to include other ATF forms, including […]

ATF takes down eForms “until further notice”

If you were hoping to submit a form electronically in order to cut your wait time, your window of opportunity may have just closed. ATF eForms users are being greeted with this message: The eForms software is not performing to our expectations.  As a result, we are taking the eForms system down until further notice.  We apologize for any […]