JW Weaponry is your local source and a true “one stop shop” for all your Class III weapons needs. We carry a full inventory of the most popular and best warrantied silencers on the market. We also sell other Class III weapons such as machine guns, AOWs, short barreled rifles and short barreled shotguns.
As your one stop shop we offer onsite fingerprinting services as well take the required photos for your Form 4 submission. We also handle the Form 4 process from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about it.
For those that wish to purchase an NFA item under a trust we also have partnered with an Attorney that specializes in firearms trust to protect your investment.
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JW Weaponry is your local source and a true “one stop shop” for all your Class III weapons needs. We carry a full inventory of the most popular and best warrantied silencers on the market. We also sell other Class III weapons such as machine guns, AOWs, short barreled rifles and short barreled shotguns. Now some of you might be wondering how one goes about buying a Class III weapon such as a Machine Gun, let’s start with a brief history of the NFA.
It is a common misconception that items such as silencers, machine guns and “sawed-off” shotguns are illegal but this is not the case. Firearms are essentially broken down into two categories, Title I firearms are your basic every day weapons like rifles, handguns, and shotguns. Title II weapons are machine guns, sub-machine guns, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, silencers, and destructive devices. Anyone that can legally own a Title I weapon may also own a Title II weapon, so long as it is properly registered and legal in the state in which they reside.
In 1934 Congress passed a highly restrictive law, the National Firearms Act, which required the owner of any Title II weapon to register that weapon and pay a transfer tax or “Tax Stamp” ; $200 for silencers and machine guns, and later $5 for weapons classified as Any Other Weapon or “AOW’s”. The law also required all manufacturers of Title II weapons to register the weapons made and created a series of forms for the manufacture and transfer of all Title II weapons.
There are two ways an individual or Trust can own a Title II weapon, they can submit a Form 1 with the $200 Tax Stamp and on approval build the weapon themselves; with the exception of any fully automatic weapon; in 1986 the Firearm Owners Protection Act was passed with an amendment known as the Hughes Amendment which banned ownership of machine guns made after May 19th 1986. The individual or Trust may also purchase a Title II weapon through a licensed dealer, submit a Form 4 and pay the Tax Stamp, $5 for any AOW and $200 for any other Title II weapon including fully automatic weapons.
As stated above an individual may submit either a Form 1 or Form 4 in their name as an individual transferee or they may elect to create a Trust and register submit the form as such. While not required the Trust route has its advantages. By transferring the weapon into a trust you safeguard your investment by allowing your collection to pass down without future transfers. Essentially your selected beneficiary(ies) would not receive the items protected by the trust via transfer, they would merely become the next trustee(s) in charge managing those items. An added perk, any responsible person identified in the trust, may be in possession of the items owned by the trust; depending on how the trust is setup.
Regardless of how one chooses to register their Class III/Title II weapons the process is the same; when submitting a Form 1 or Form 4 you must include the following:
Individuals must submit payment for the required Tax Stamp, finger print cards and photographs along with the Form 1 or Form 4.
Trust submissions must submit payment for the required Tax Stamp, include copies of the Trust with the Form 1 or Form 4. In addition, each Responsible Person must submit finger print cards, photographs, and a responsible person form.
This summary is intended to provide information to those interested in owning a NFA registered items, Class III Weapons or Title II Weapons. As laws frequently change, the information contained on this page should be taken as legal advice, for more information regarding laws affecting NFA ownership in your State or any Local Laws/Ordinances please consult with a private attorney or your local State’s Attorney’s office. Additional information may be found here: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/national-firearms-act
*Form 1 builds may be subject to additional requirements such as engraving, for specific information regarding those requirements please consult the ATF.