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Western Firearms Co.   *   P.O. Box 451   *   Grapevine, Texas 76099
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How to Own Class III Weapons
Corporate Transfers

Effective 1-1-2013, We no longer transfer directly to individuals, corporations, or family trust, unless you have an active Texas Concealed Handgun License. We are happy to assist you in locating a qualified dealer in your area to receive your weapon, if you do not. In addition, we offer free of charge assistance to your dealer, guidance in the proper execution of the federal paperwork required to transfer the weapon to you.


In many instances, NFA weapons are transferred to corporations, as corporate assets. There are several reasons for this. Potential liability, lack of ability to obtain a signature, ability to depreciate, etc.. In these cases, your dealer will require you to provide him with a copy of your articles of corporation. The “asset” or NFA weapon is transferred to the corporation as just that, an asset. This asset may be possessed by any officer of the corporation, provided that member has no criminal history, that would prohibit him/ her from possessing a firearm in general. These assets may be transferred to another corporation, sold to another individual that meets the above requirements, depreciated, etc.. A transfer to a corporation does not require the signature of a local law enforcement entity, nor does it require fingerprint cards or photographs from anyone sitting on the board of directors. A note of caution here, to anyone trying to circumvent the background check. When the NFA weapon is approved for transfer to the corporation, the individual receiving the weapon will be required to undergo a “NICS” check, and thus a FBI background check will verify the legality of the reception of the asset to this individual. This background check will not be required if you are in possession of a vaild Concealed Handgun License. Any other board member, in physical possession of this asset, will also be subject to the Federal Laws prohibiting ownership of a weapon, NFA or not, by a felon. The penalty is quite severe. For more details, please contact us. Any such contact is quite confidential.