Originally Posted by Brent
Congratulations. I'm looking at a manufacturer of firearms license as well, just to make and sell a few in a larger diameter action/bolt configuration.
To work as a gunsmith, just a dealer license is required.
Now that depends on what 'kind' of gunsmith the license holder is. If all you do is repairs or refinishing you are required a 01Dealers License. If you custom build firearms and the customer supplies the action/receiver you still only need the 01 Dealers License, the customer is considered the manufacturer. If the gunsmith supplies the action he is the manufacter and needs to have a 07 Manufactures License. If you make actions/receivers you will need a 'block' of serial numbers issued by ATFE. If a person gets involved with any of the above activities I would suggest spending lots of time on ATFEs' web site, the part that conserns these activities, getting 'knowed up' on the particulars of each. It can get mighty stickey and it's up to you to know the regs., when they dump that 07 on you they (the ATFE) give you very little info, just where to go to get it and you had better write it down. To top it all off, there are excise taxes on manufacturing to be considered (11 1/2%). It's all best off of ATFE's web site, not a forum.