Originally Posted by cappaletti
It's very evident to me that sigp250 has definitely got his information correct...I do think that ur making a mtn out of a mole hill..just call ATF..they'll tell u what u need to do and how to go about doing it...
We both fear that with a bad habit of buying and fixing up barn and truck guns, and then selling them, that I come dangerously close to treading on the "establishing a business" limits already.
If we had the FFL in place, it would simplify that buying and selling, and open the door to buying low and selling high sometimes on guns which do NOT need massive over-hauling.
The Op's question was posted quite a while ago. In re-reading it though, it occurs to me that he may already be in violation of the GCA.
(A5) Does the GCA control the sale
of firearms parts?
No, except that frames or receivers of firearms are "firearms" as defined in
the law and subject to the same controls as complete firearms. Silencer
parts are also firearms under the GCA, as well as under the National
Firearms Act (NFA). Certain machine gun parts, such as conversion
parts or kits, are also subject to the NFA.
[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) and (24), 26 U.S.C. 5845, 27 CFR 478.11 and 479.11]
(A6) Does the GCA prohibit anyone
from making a handgun, shotgun
With certain exceptions a firearm may be made by a nonlicensee provided
it is not for sale
and the maker is not prohibited from possessing
firearms. However, a person is prohibited from assembling a nonsporting
semi-automatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts. In addition,
the making of an NFA firearm requires a tax payment and approval
by ATF. An application to make a machine gun will not be approved
unless documentation is submitted showing that the firearm is being
made for a Federal or State agency.
[18 U.S.C. 922(o) and (r), 26 U.S.C. 5822, 27 CFR 478.39, 479.62 and 479.105]
What applies to licensed manufacturers or gun smiths applies equally to a nonlicensee by Federal law. The OP should apply for an 07-FFL.