Class III is a whole bunch of assorted firearms and devices.
As PTK says, Class 03 refers to the Special Occupational Tax that a Type 001 FFL (dealer) has to pay in order to be allowed to SELL firearms and other items that must be registered under Title II of the NFA'34.
Class 02 is the SOT for manufacturers of those items.
Title II of the National Firearms Act of 1934 covers:
1) Machine Guns
2) Short Barreled Rifles
3) Short Barreled Shotguns
5) Destructive Devices (including non-sporting rifles over .50 cal, bombs, grenades, explosive weapons, chemical weapons, etc.)
6) "Any Other Weapons" (pen guns, cane guns, smooth-bore handguns, pistols with a vertical fore grip, and other oddities)
So, you go to a "Class 03 Dealer" to buy "Title II-regulated" firearms. There is no such thing as a "Class 03" gun.
April 30, 2010, 10:52 AM
Sam's post should be a sticky. In addition:
Title I firearms are "the usual".
Title II are NFA.
May 1, 2010, 01:29 AM
FFL (Federal Firearms License)
Type 01 = dealer of Title 1 firearms
Type 02 = pawnbroker
Type 03 = Curio & Relic collector
Type 06 = manufacturer of ammo
Type 07 = manufacturer of Title 1 firearms
Type 08 = importer of Title 1 firearms
Type 09 = dealer of destructive devices
Type 10 = manufacturer of destructive devices
Type 11 = importer of destructive devices
SOT (Special Occupational Taxpayer)
Class I = importer of Title 2 firearms
Class II = manufacturer of Title 2 firearms
Class III = dealer of Title 2 firearms
SOT status is used in conjunction with the corresponding FFL.
Type 01-FFL Class III SOT = dealer of Title 1 & 2 firearms
Type 07-FFL Class II SOT = manufacturer of Title 1 & 2 firearms
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