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NFA Gun Trusts

The National Firearms Act was originally enacted in 1934 and imposed a tax on making and transferring certain weapons defined by the act. The act was amended twice in 1968 and again in 1986 further clarifying weapons that were to be controlled under this act. These included short barrel shotguns (barrels less than 18"), short barrel rifles (barrels less than 16"), machines guns, silencers and other destructive devices.

A Gun trust is a revocable living trust that is created for the purpose of owning NFA firearms. There are many benefits to setting a trust up if you are looking to purchase these types of weapons. The two most common reasons a trust is set up is to allow the firearms to remain in the trust upon the owners death and the beneficiary is able avoid the usual transfer requirements and fees. The second reason is that a firearm purchased to the trust does not require local Chief Law Enforcement signature. These two reasons alone make the trust a popular choice.

Orlando FFL can help you get your NFA Gun Trust set up today. Our NFA Gun Trusts are written by lawyers and are GUARANTEED to meet all requirements. A poorly written NFA Gun Trust can have severe consequences so don't trust just anyone with this important document. Orlando FFL is your local Ocoee, Winter Garden, Apopka, Windermere, Oakland, Clermont, Orlando and surrounding Central Florida NFA Gun Trust Experts.

Contact Us To Set Up Your Gun Trust Today!

Frequently asked questions

What is a NFA or Class III weapon?


Any weapon that is regulated by the National Firearms Act. The ATF lists these weapons which are regulated by the Act: (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e); (6) a machinegun; (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and (8) a destructive device.




Can I one one of these weapons?


If you meet the criteria to own a regular firearm, chances are you can own a NFA or Class III weapon. We reccomend setting up a NFA Gun Trust which we can help you with.




How long is the process?


Depending on the type of NFA weapon you are looking to purchase, it can take up to 8 months. Short barrel shotguns and rifles tend to come back in 3-5 months, but silencers and machine gun transfers can take 8 months and sometimes longer.




How much does it cost?


The tax stamp for an NFA item is $200. This is paid directly to the ATF.




Can I buy any machine gun?


No. Only machine guns that were lawfully possessed prior to May 19, 1986 may be transferred. This does not apply to law enforcement agencies.




What is the process?


The process is easier than you may think and aside from the waiting period the process if fairly quick. 1. Set up your NFA Gun Trust with Orlando FFL if you do not already have one. 2. Choose and pay for the item you would like to transfer. 3.Complete the required documentation -Complete BATFE FORM 4 (5320.4). -Acquire 2x Passport Photos. -Photocopy the Form 4 with the Passport Photo attached. -Complete 2x FBI FORM FD-258's. -Identify CLEO and provide copy of FORM 4. -Submit $200 BATFE check. 4. We will send all your paperwork to the ATF. After this expect to wait a minimum of 3 months. Orlando FFL is not responsble for delays as it is beyond our control. 5. Once the FORM 4 has been approved we will contact you to arrange the transfer of the item. This will include a background check just like any other firearm.Once approved you will take the item home. ORLANDO FFL charges a 50% retocking fee for all NON APPROVALS.




How much does Orlando FFL Charge?


If the weapon is purchased through us we do not charge anything additional for the service. If the weapon is transferred to us the following fee schedule applies: - Machine Gun $175 - SBR/SBS $175 - Suppressor $60 Orlando FFL charges xxx to put together a NFA Gun Trust.





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