Filling out ATF forms is a time-consuming process when it comes to firearms sales. Unfortunately, it can also be an error-laden process and these errors can result in violations or an ATF audit. Typically, the forms that have mistakes in audits are the A&D bound book, the ATF form 4473, and the ATF Form 3310 Multi-Gun reports.
You probably know that Easy Bound Book provides industry-leading A&D electronic bound book software to automate FFL bound book records. Our most recent product, Easy 4473, automates the completion of ATF Form 4473. But did you know that these FFL software products also automate some or all of ATF Form 3310 Multi-Gun reports?
When are ATF Forms 3310.4 or 3310.12 Needed?
The Top Mistakes Found in ATF Form 3310.4 and 3310.12.
Issue 1: Failure to complete ATF forms correctly
Common mistakes on ATF Form 3310.4 are a misspelled name, a skipped field, or incorrect information from ATF Form 4473 did not transfer accurately. Regardless of the error, these mistakes create issues during an ATF audit.
Issue 2: Failure to timely record ATF Form 3310.4
Form 3310.4, Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Pistols and Revolvers, must be submitted by the close of business day of the sale of the second pistol or revolver. Most importantly, if you sell the second pistol or revolver on a Sunday, Form 3310.4 must be reported. “Multiple Sales” are two or more dispositions of pistols or revolvers purchased in a 5-day period. In addition, a “Business Day” is defined as the days of operation you are open regardless if State offices are opened.
Three copies of Form 3310.12 are required to be completed and distributed accordingly.
- First copy must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the ATF National Tracing Center
- Second copy must be submitted to your Chief Local Law Enforcement Official (CLEO)
- Third copy must be attached to the firearms transaction record Form 4473
The same rules apply to Form 3310.12, Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles.
Two copies of Form 3310.12 are required to be completed and distributed accordingly.
- First copy of Form 3310.12 must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the ATF National Tracing Center
- The ATF recommends the second copy be attached to the ATF Form 4473
How to Ensure Form ATF 3310.4 Accuracy for Multi-Gun Reports?
Meeting these rules requires good records of your dispositions. Electronic completion will help you identify the need for Form 3310.4 and fill it out accurately.
Easy Bound Book software checks for multiple sales in the last five days as you record dispositions, if found, alerts you and then transfers the data automatically to ATF Form 3310.4 and 3310.12.
Form Easy 4473, which integrates to the Easy Bound Book electronic software, uses all of the information available on the 4473. The information from ATF Form 4473 is then transferred to Form 3310.4 and additional required information can be completed at this time. Learn more.