NFA / Class III
STEPS FOR BUYING NFA (CLASS III) ITEMS AT TARGET WORLD
National Firearms Act (NFA), Title II (Class III) items commonly available for purchase include select-fire machine guns (“full auto”) manufactured before May 19, 1986 (including certain parts for these firearms), short-barreled rifles and shotguns, suppressors (“silencers”) and any part comprising a suppressor, and a selection of firearms identified as Any Other Weapons (AOW). So-called “Destructive Devices” are also NFA items, but not commonly available to purchase. For more information on AOW firearms, click here to visit the ATF website.
Laws that went into effect in May, 1986 made it illegal for 'civilians' to own fully automatic firearms that were manufactured after that date. Most fully automatic weapons manufactured and registered before May, 1986 may be owned and sold to individuals. The full-auto guns that may be owned by individuals are called 'transferable'.
To purchase a transferable machine gun, you must meet certain requirements which are generally the same as when you purchase another gun. You will also need to fill out special paperwork called a 'Form 4', and pay a one-time transfer tax per NFA item.
The tax is $5.00 for all other weapons (AOW) and $200.00 for a suppressor, machine gun, destructive device, short barreled rifles (SBR), or short barreled shotguns (SBS).
When buying NFA items, you are required to submit fingerprints. To go to our fingerprinting services page, click here.