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Old March 7, 2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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FFL To Deal In Reloading Supplies?

Hello all.

Quick question here. Do you need to have an FFL to deal in reloading supplies? Say if you wanted to open up a shop that sold reloading supplies ie powder, primers, wads etc. would you need to have an FFL to do so?

Any help would be great.

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Old March 7, 2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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Contact AFT to be sure....

I don't think you need any FFL if you are only going to resale reloading supplies. You would need an 06-FFL "MANUFACTURER OF AMMUNITION FOR FIREARMS" if you were going to actually make your own bullets for sale.
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Old March 7, 2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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So if I were to carry only "components" I wouldn't need the FFL?
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Old March 7, 2005, 09:51 PM   #4
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Don't take my word for it. Contact ATF directly and ask. You may also need state and local licenses.
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Old March 7, 2005, 09:52 PM   #5
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To pick a nit, I believe you can manufcture bullets without BATFE permission, but you cannot manufacture cartridges without their permission.

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Old March 7, 2005, 10:02 PM   #6
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Yeah I plan on contacting the ATF, I was just getting a quick feeler here. I don't think you need it, but I'm not sure either.
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Old March 8, 2005, 09:32 AM   #7
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You don't need an FFL if you are just going to carry reloading components and equipment. However, if you plan on manufacturing loaded ammunition, you will need to get a license. Basically, an FFL is required if you are "engaged in the business" of selling firearms for profit or if you manufacture firearms or loaded ammunition.
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Old March 8, 2005, 09:36 AM   #8
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No FFL required but you may require permits and special insurance to keep explosives on the premises. While contacting the ATF I would also contact your insurance company and building inspectors
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Old March 8, 2005, 11:51 AM   #9
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You will need a license if you sell primers, powder or fully assembled rounds.

Just selling dies, bullets, brass & other components other than powder or primers you don't need a license. (And I think for powder or primers you need an 06-FFL (Ammunition) or another one (not sure of the number) that allows you to ship explosives & components.) The 06-FFL is your best option.
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Old March 9, 2005, 01:10 AM   #10
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Primers and powder would be a must ... so you do need one then?
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Old March 9, 2005, 09:41 AM   #11
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IIRC, Not to resale powder and primers - the 06 FFL is for manufacturing cartridges for resale. As has been suggested - contact BATF for particulars...

From the ATF's FAQ page: H. MANUFACTURERS

(H1) Must a person who engages in the business of manufacturing and importing firearms have a separate license to cover each type of business? [Back]

Yes. A separate license is required to cover each of these types of businesses. [27 CFR 178.41]

(H2) May a person licensed as a manufacturer of ammunition also manufacture firearms? [Back]

No. A person licensed as a manufacturer of ammunition may not manufacture firearms unless he or she obtains a license as a firearms manufacturer.

(H3) May a person licensed as a manufacturer of firearms also manufacture ammunition? [Back]

Yes. The person may also manufacture ammunition (not including destructive device ammunition or armor piercing ammunition) without obtaining a separate license as a manufacturer of ammunition.

(H4) Is one who reloads ammunition required to be licensed as a manufacturer? [Back]

Yes, if the person engages in the business of selling or distributing reloads for the purposes of livelihood or profit. No, if the person reloads only for personal use. [27 CFR 178.41]

(H5) Must a licensed manufacturer pay excise taxes? [Back]

Yes. Licensed manufacturers incur excise tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition manufactured.

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There is nothing mentioned about resale of components.

For more info: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#h1
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Old March 10, 2005, 01:55 PM   #12
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I can't remember the subsection, BUT I BELIEVE to carry anything explosive, like powder or primers, there is SOME form of governmental 'hoop' you must jump through.

I just can't remember anymore. Call ATF, they will tell you asap. Good luck.
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