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ATF Issues Manufacturing Ruling

FrancFFrancF Member Posts: 35,278 ✭✭✭
edited December 2010 in General Discussion
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced a ruling that will affect any person licensed as a dealer-gunsmith performing certain processing or finishing on firearms owned and marked by a federally licensed firearms manufacturer. The ruling will also affect licensed manufacturers and licensed importers who have contracts with specialized gunsmiths to perform a variety of processes involved in producing firearms.

The ruling holds that licensed firearms dealer-gunsmiths are not engaged in a manufacturing business, and are not required to hold a manufacturers license, under certain specified conditions. The ruling was issued to address modern firearms manufacturing processes, which often involve a number of contractors other than the manufacturer whose name is marked on the firearm.

Under the ruling, licensed dealers may perform manufacturing services if (1) the firearms are not owned by the licensed dealer-gunsmith; (2) the licensed dealer-gunsmith returns the firearms to the licensed manufacturer or licensed importer upon completion of the manufacturing process and does not sell or distribute the firearms to any other person; and (3) the firearms were properly identified and marked by the importer or manufacturer in accordance with the law and regulations.

ATF Rul. 2010-10 clarifies concerns and addresses questions about activities such as bluing, anodizing, powder-coating, plating, polishing, heat and chemical treating that have caused confusion over activities requiring a federal firearms manufacturers license, firearms marking requirements, and firearms record keeping requirements.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/atf-issues-manufacturing-ruling-112628104.html

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,779 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think thats good.[?]
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    storm6490storm6490 Member Posts: 8,010
    edited November -1
    forced clarity
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    ChrisInTempeChrisInTempe Member Posts: 15,562
    edited November -1
    Sounds like a rare dose of good sense snuck into the ATF.
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    7.62x39Lover7.62x39Lover Member Posts: 3,939 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can a dealer buy AR-15 kits (or any other kit for that matter) and assemble them for sale to the public without a manufacturers license? Sounds to me like this ruling does not allow that.
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    cpermdcpermd Member Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 7.62x39Lover
    Can a dealer buy AR-15 kits (or any other kit for that matter) and assemble them for sale to the public without a manufacturers license? Sounds to me like this ruling does not allow that.


    NO

    CP
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    drobsdrobs Member Posts: 22,549 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cpermd
    quote:Originally posted by 7.62x39Lover
    Can a dealer buy AR-15 kits (or any other kit for that matter) and assemble them for sale to the public without a manufacturers license? Sounds to me like this ruling does not allow that.


    NO

    CP


    With an AR, the receiver is the firearm. I don't see anything in that ruling regarding assembly.
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    DRP-AZDRP-AZ Member Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    This is merely backtracking on a whole slew of crap that ATF said they were going to foist on finishers, parkerizers, anodizers etc...and that since the finish was part of the "manufacturing process" that, the folks/company doing the work had to have an 07FFL and had to mark the weapon with their name, unless they had a variance, from the "Tech Branch" in Martinsburg WV (ATF central).

    At the time, my exact words were "cow cookies, unenforceable and unfounded".

    A couple years go by and voila, I am proved correct.

    This supposed ruling took place right after the Kenyan took over as our Chief Dictator.

    It would've even required any engraver, who put engraving on guns for any reason, to have an 07FFL.

    Ridiculous.
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