ATF Form 4590 "Factoring Criteria for Weapons"

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U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Factoring Criteria for Weapons
NOTE: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reserves the right to preclude importation of any revolver or pistol which achieves
an apparent qualifying score but does not adhere to the provisions of Section 925(d)(3) of Amended Chapter 44, Title 18 U.S.C.
Pistol
Revolver
Model:
Model:
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
1. The pistol must have a positive manually operated safety device.
1. Must pass safety test.
2. Must have overall frame (with conventional grips) length (not diagonal)
2. The combined length and height must not be less than 10” with the
of 4 1/2” minimum.
height (right angle measurement to barrel without magazine or
3. Must have a barrel length of at least 3”.
extension) being at least 4” and the length being at least 6”.
Point
Point
Point
Individual Characteristics
Point
Individual Characteristics
Sub
Sub
Value
Value
Total
Total
Overall Length
Barrel Length (Muzzle to Cylinder Face)
For Each 1/4” Over 6”
1
0
Less Than 4”
Frame Construction
For Each 1/4” Over 4”
1/2
15
Investment Cast or Forged Steel
Frame Construction
20
Investment Cast or Forged Hts Alloy
15
Investment Cast or Forged Steel
Weapon Weight W/Magazine (unloaded)
20
Investment Cast or Forged Hts Alloy
1
Per Ounce
Weapon Weight (Unloaded)
Caliber
1
Per Ounce
.22 Short and .25 Auto
0
Caliber
.22 LR and 7.65MM to .380 Auto
3
0
.22 Short to .25 ACP
9mm Parabellum and Over
.22 LR and .30 to .38 S&W
3
10
Safety Features
.38 Special
4
5
Locked Breech Mechanism
.357 Mag and Over
5
Loaded Chamber Indicator
5
Miscellaneous Equipment
Grip Safety
3
Adjustable Target Sights (Drift or Click)
5
Magazine Safety
5
Target Grips
5
Firing Pin Block or Lock
10
Target Hammer and Target Trigger
5
Miscellaneous Equipment
Safety Test
2
External Hammer
A double action revolver must have a safety feature
Double Action
10
which automatically (or in a single action revolver by
manual operation) causes the hammer to retract to a
Drift Adjustable Target Sight
5
point where the firing pin does not rest upon the
primer of the cartridge,. The safety device must
Click Adjustable Target Sight
10
withstand the impact of a weight equal to the weight
Target Grips
5
of the revolver dropping from a distance of 36” in a
line parallel to the barrel upon the rear of the hammer
Target Trigger
2
spur, a total of 5 times.
Score Achieved
Score Achieved
(Qualifying Score is 75 Points)
(Qualifying Score is 45 Points)
ATF Form 4590 (5330.5)
Revised March 2008
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Factoring Criteria for Weapons
NOTE: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reserves the right to preclude importation of any revolver or pistol which achieves
an apparent qualifying score but does not adhere to the provisions of Section 925(d)(3) of Amended Chapter 44, Title 18 U.S.C.
Pistol
Revolver
Model:
Model:
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
1. The pistol must have a positive manually operated safety device.
1. Must pass safety test.
2. Must have overall frame (with conventional grips) length (not diagonal)
2. The combined length and height must not be less than 10” with the
of 4 1/2” minimum.
height (right angle measurement to barrel without magazine or
3. Must have a barrel length of at least 3”.
extension) being at least 4” and the length being at least 6”.
Point
Point
Point
Individual Characteristics
Point
Individual Characteristics
Sub
Sub
Value
Value
Total
Total
Overall Length
Barrel Length (Muzzle to Cylinder Face)
For Each 1/4” Over 6”
1
0
Less Than 4”
Frame Construction
For Each 1/4” Over 4”
1/2
15
Investment Cast or Forged Steel
Frame Construction
20
Investment Cast or Forged Hts Alloy
15
Investment Cast or Forged Steel
Weapon Weight W/Magazine (unloaded)
20
Investment Cast or Forged Hts Alloy
1
Per Ounce
Weapon Weight (Unloaded)
Caliber
1
Per Ounce
.22 Short and .25 Auto
0
Caliber
.22 LR and 7.65MM to .380 Auto
3
0
.22 Short to .25 ACP
9mm Parabellum and Over
.22 LR and .30 to .38 S&W
3
10
Safety Features
.38 Special
4
5
Locked Breech Mechanism
.357 Mag and Over
5
Loaded Chamber Indicator
5
Miscellaneous Equipment
Grip Safety
3
Adjustable Target Sights (Drift or Click)
5
Magazine Safety
5
Target Grips
5
Firing Pin Block or Lock
10
Target Hammer and Target Trigger
5
Miscellaneous Equipment
Safety Test
2
External Hammer
A double action revolver must have a safety feature
Double Action
10
which automatically (or in a single action revolver by
manual operation) causes the hammer to retract to a
Drift Adjustable Target Sight
5
point where the firing pin does not rest upon the
primer of the cartridge,. The safety device must
Click Adjustable Target Sight
10
withstand the impact of a weight equal to the weight
Target Grips
5
of the revolver dropping from a distance of 36” in a
line parallel to the barrel upon the rear of the hammer
Target Trigger
2
spur, a total of 5 times.
Score Achieved
Score Achieved
(Qualifying Score is 75 Points)
(Qualifying Score is 45 Points)
ATF Form 4590 (5330.5)
Revised March 2008