As you well know, 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 ATF Form 4473 Update – August 2023 Version has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget for implementation.
ATF Form 4473 Update – August 2023 Version has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget for implementation.
ATF encourages all federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to begin using the August 2023 form immediately. The Revised Formis available on ATF’s website, and can be downloaded and printed for immediate use. Please 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 ATF’s website: ATF Form 4473 – Firearms Transaction Record Revisions. 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.
Orchid eBound™ Users:
Orchid eBound™ users can expect to see these changes implemented and ready to go live in early October.