Using anything other than these approved Item Types will probably result in violations and potentially even administrative action against your license.

Approved Item Types and their definition

  • Combination
    A long gun with two attached barrels one being a shotgun and the other a rifle.
  • Frame
    Firearm frame or receiver. That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel. Frame is usually associated with handguns. This includes a barreled action.
  • Other
    A firearm not meeting any of the defined firearms. The DRACO made from an AK receiver is classified as an “other”.
  • Pistol
    A weapon originally designed, made, and intended to fire a projectile (bullet) from one or more barrels when held in one hand, and having (a) a
    chamber(s) as an integral part(s) of, or permanently aligned with, the bore(s); and (b) a short stock designed to be gripped by one hand and at an
    angle to and extending below the line of the bore(s). Some unique firearms have been classified as pistols, e.g. Mare’s Leg, derringer.
  • Pistol Grip Firearm
    A rifle or shotgun that was manufactured and sold with a pistol grip instead of a shoulder stock. This is different that a rifle or shotgun that was
    manufactured as a rifle or shotgun and then had the shoulder stock altered by the owner. The latter would be a firearm made from a shotgun or rifle
    and would be a NFA firearm requiring registration.
  • Receiver
    Firearm frame or receiver. That part of a firearm which provides housing for the hammer, bolt or breechblock, and firing mechanism, and which is
    usually threaded at its forward portion to receive the barrel. Receiver is usually associated with long guns. This includes a barreled action.
  • Revolver
    A projectile weapon, of the pistol type, having a breech-loading chambered cylinder so arranged that the cocking of the hammer or movement of the
    trigger rotates it and brings the next cartridge in line with the barrel for firing.
  • Rifle
    A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger.
  • Shotgun
    A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder, and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball shot or a single projectile for each
    single pull of the trigger.
  • NFA/Any Other Weapon
    Any other weapon. The term 'any other weapon' means any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, a pistol or revolver having a barrel with a smooth bore designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell, weapons with combination shotgun and rifle barrels 12 inches or more, less than 18 inches in length, from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire. Such term shall not include a pistol or a revolver having a rifled bore, or rifled bores, or weapons designed, made, or intended to be fired from the shoulder and not capable of firing fixed ammunition. 
  • NFA/Destructive Device
    The term 'destructive device' means (1) any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas (A) bomb, (8) grenade, (C) rocket having a propellant charge of more than four ounces, (0) missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than one-quarter ounce, (E) mine, or (F) similar device; (2) any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, the barrel or barrels of which have a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter, except a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes; and (3) any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device as defined in subparagraphs (1) and (2) and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled. The term 'destructive device' shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon, which is redesigned for use as a signaling, pyrotechnic, line throwing, safety, or similar device; surplus ordnance sold, loaned, or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the provisions of section 4684(2), 4685, or 4686 of title 10 of the United States Code; or any other device which the Secretary finds is not likely to be used as a weapon, or is an antique or is a rifle which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes. 
  • NFA/Machine Gun
    Any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or combination of parts designed and intended, for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination of parts from which a ma- chine gun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.
  • NFA/Short Barrel Rifle
    A rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length, and any weapon made from a rifle, whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise, if such weapon, as modified, has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
  • NFA/Short Barrel Shotgun
    A shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length, and any weapon made from a shotgun, whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise, if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
  • NFA/Silencer
    Any device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, and any part intended only for use in such assembly or fabrication.
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