So when SAI replaces a receiver under warranty and issues you a new serial number, do they report the change in numbers to anyone? Or does that person now own an unregistered firearm?
Correct...except the phone call placed to NCIC releases the serial number....The 4473 contains no information about the firearm other
than whether it is a handgun long gun or "other". No make,
model or serial number information is included on it.
Yeah but Springfield has it and you can bet that if the BATFE wanted records, for whatever dumb reason, they would happily comply....So the dealer retains a copy of the paperwork & serial number that the government can still obtain if they wish. But if the serial number was changed by the factory during warranty work and not shipped through a FFL dealer there shouldn't be any paperwork on that new firearm. I guess that's what I'm wondering.
The ATF Form 4473 (Revised July 2005), Section B, item 18 calls for a check mark indicating handgun, long gun or both (since multiple firearms can be covered by one 4473, though a Form 3310.4 must then be completed, too). But Section C itemizes the purchase, with a separate line for each firearm, and asks for Manufacturer or Importer, Model, Serial Number, Type, and Caliber or Gauge.The 4473 contains no information about the firearm other than whether it is a handgun long gun or "other". No make, model or serial number information is included on it.
The ATF has already been caught storing info off 4473 once and had their hands mildly slapped by Congress.Correct...except the phone call placed to NCIC releases the serial number....
Also this from Col. COLT....
"Be aware that these forms can be inspected (and copied) by the BATF anytime they wish to conduct a dealer visit, so your information could be obtained by the government, if they wish to go to the trouble."....
.Yes, but pursuant to Federal Law, unless involved in an ongoing investigation, these obtained information records must be destroyed !!! I can't remember the time period, ..I want to say 30 days, but not sure....I'm Old.....