Doing machine work on someone else's firearm ?

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  1. Feb 24, 2017 #1
    Emorris

    Emorris XDTalk 1K Member

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    What are the rules on doing machine work (lightening cuts,serrations,milling for optics,imagery,etc.)on someone else's firearm do I need an FFL to mill someone's side locally?
     
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    HB of CJ

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    NFA stuff? I do not see why not. Just have a copy of the stamp with you? Clarifications please somebody?
     
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    Amish_ninjas

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    Not sure why milling a slide qualifies as an NFA item but since slides aren't considered firearms by the ATF you don't need an FFL to ship them. And as long as you're not producing a firearm for someone you wouldn't need one either.

    Cerakote a slide- no FFL.
    Machine cocking serrations in a Glock slide- no FFL
    Finish an 80 percent lower for someone else- you'd need an FFL.
     
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    SPLATT

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    I'd think as long as there are no laws forbidding it, no illegal modifications are made and you aren't doing it as a business you should be fine.
     
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    you need a FFL to take possession of a fire-arm to do work on it. I would think you don't need a FFL if the owner is present of you are not in possession of the regulated firearm portion of it.
     
  6. May 20, 2017 #6
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    Google is your friend, this is what I gleaned in just a few minutes research. Looks like the dividing line is pretty simple, if you're getting paid, you need a license, and it's not just ATF that gets involved. State and local regs apply as well, including zoning law. If you can't meet the local requirements, ATF won't issue a license, even if you meet all of their requirements. Now if you're just doing an occasional favor for a friend, and it's NOT NFA stuff, you should be fine. Later.

    Dave
     

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