Legally making a suppressor


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Rusty Luck
October 23, 2013, 10:26 PM
I'm wanting to legally make a suppressor for my AR15. What forms do I need to fill out? What are the restrictions? I searched for this but I couldn't find specific references. Thanks for the help.

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dogtown tom
October 23, 2013, 10:34 PM
Form 1

Go to AR15.com...............they have a very good FAQ on NFA toys.

Rusty Luck
October 23, 2013, 11:02 PM
Thanks! What should I search?

Rusty Luck
October 23, 2013, 11:16 PM
Okay so I don't like the set up of AR15.com... Lol.

dogtown tom
October 23, 2013, 11:40 PM
http://www.ar15.com/forums/b/6_Armory.html
Scroll down until you see the NFA/ClassIII section.
Then start reading.:D

Ranb
October 24, 2013, 03:07 PM
Here are some links.
http://www.atf.gov/ BATFE homepage
http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms Firearms section
http://www.atf.gov/content/firearms/firearms-industry/national-firearms-act NFA section
http://www.atf.gov/forms/firearms/index.html Forms to download.
http://www.atf.gov/content/distribution-center-order-form Order forms here.

Download the ATF form 1, print it out double sided, single sided will be rejected. Print out form 5330.20. Order NFA finger print cards. All forms are free.

The form 1 is filled out, signed by your local sheriff and sent in along with form 5330.20, two passport sized photos, finger prints and a check for $200. The check will be cashed in a few weeks and expect 6-8 months for approval. You will need to fill in the firearm made (silencer), include the caliber, length and make up a model name and serial number. Do not send plans or a drawing.

Do not make parts until you get the form back approved. There are videos on Youtube that show how to fill out the forms and make silencer parts. If you want to make changes to your finished silencer that involves new parts or lengthening the tube, then you must pay another $200 tax. An FFL/SOT class 2 can replace parts but not make repairs that make the silencer longer.

The silencer can be engraved by any means as long as the serial number is at least .003" deep and 1/16th of an inch high.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYrlxPCmbmU How to make a silencer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlPhd34wqYA How to make a baffle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkR_veqklJI Various cans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVtzVBYFT-Y AR-15's with silencers.

Silencer possession by civilians is illegal in Texas but registration is an affirmative defense to prosecution. This means silencers are effectively legal for civilians and the ATF allows making or transfer in Texas.

Ranb

SuedePflow
October 24, 2013, 03:15 PM
Okay so I don't like the set up of AR15.com... Lol.
You and me both, man. I can't stand their website layout, structure, and features.

Rusty Luck
October 25, 2013, 12:56 AM
Thanks Ranb, that's exactly what I was needing!

Suede, I know. It just has too much, I like THR much better.

PostalGlock'n
January 15, 2014, 09:03 AM
Go to SilencerTalk.com. Tons of information on the legal process and building info.

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