ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm - also known as the ATF Form 5320.1 or the ATF E-Form 1 - is a form you must fill out while requesting permission to make and possess a firearm. The form is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and was last revised in November 2018. The latest version of the fillable ATF Form 1 is available for download below.
ATF Form 1 and ATF Form 4 (ATF Form 5320.4) are among the most well-known forms issued by the department. It is important not to confuse the purpose of the two documents. Fill out the ATF Form 1 when you apply for manufacturing, modifying, or restoring a firearm to a working condition. The information you furnish via this document is used as proof that you will make and own a firearm in compliance with federal, state, and local law.
Use ATF Form 4 in order to transfer a firearm from the seller to the buyer. This is the main transfer and registration application for a firearm. The form requires information necessary for identification of the transferee, transferor, and firearm. The completion of the form is mandatory as is used to ensure and prove the legality of transfer under federal, state, and local law.
When making an application via either of the two forms after July 13, 2016, you must attach Form FD-258 (Fingerprint Cards) and passport photos.