September 18th, 2023

ATF Issues Updated Form 4473 — Firearms Transaction Record

2023 ATF Form 4473 update revised firearms transaction record

Due to statutory requirements set forth in both the NICS Denial Notification Act and the Bipartisan Safer Community Act (BSCA), the ATF Form 4473 was revised in December of 2022. Incorporating industry member suggestions made during the recent 60 and 30-day Notice and Comment periods, ATF has further revised the form and now that newest version (August 2023) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget for implementation. The new form becomes mandatory on 2/1/2024, but the ATF recommends using the updated Forum 4473 now.

The ATF encourages all federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to begin using the Revised Form immediately. The Revised Form is available on the ATF website, and can be downloaded and printed for immediate use. Note that the entire Form, including instructions, must be printed, and stored together. Hard copies of the Revised Form will be available through the ATF Distribution Center beginning November 1, 2023. The ATF eForm 4473 application is also being revised and notification will be sent when it is ready for use.

A detailed breakdown of all form changes is provided on the ATF’s website. SEE: ATF Form 4473 & Firearms Transaction Record Revision.

The Revised Form will become mandatory for use on February 1, 2024. Please contact your local ATF Industry Operations office should you have any questions regarding the changes to the form.

» Review the Changes to ATF Form 4473

» Download the Revised Form 4473

2023 ATF Form 4473 update revised firearms transaction record

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