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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Westmoreland County, PA, USA
I built both of mine, along with a few short barrelled rifles, and completed the Form 1's online. I created a trust to make the process a little easier. There was no need for fingerprints and picture if going the trust route instead of individual. However, 41P went into effect this past July which requires prints and photos be submitted for all individuals listed on the trust for any applications submitted after July. There are still advantages to a trust though. If the silencer is owned by the trust, any trustee can take it when and where they want. If it is registered to an individual, that person must be with the suppressor. Your adult child, wife, parent, etc. (if they are a trustee) could use it, take it to the range, etc. without you being present.
If a shop has a silencer you want, you and or the shop submit the paperwork, photo, prints and or trust after you pay for the silencer. Then you wait. I'm still waiting on a stamp for an application I submitted late June. Once the shop receives your approval/stamp, you can pick it up.
If a local shop does not have the silencer you want and your shop has to order one in, you will add additional time to the wait because the ATF has to approve the shipment of the silencer from one shop to the other and your paperwork cannot be sent in until your shop takes possession
Last edited by glock3540; 03-12-2017 at 11:28 PM.