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Buyer's Guide
Help with 41F changes, NFA Transfer Paperwork, and ATF Form 4, 23, & FD-258
 
Initial Checklist:

Complete (3) BATFE Form 4s (5320.4) and sign in black ink.
(We provide you with with packet)

Need help? Completed ATF Form 4 and Form 23 example - EXAMPLE FORM 4 & FORM 23


Make (1) copy of your Trust.
Identify all responsible persons (including yourself) and per person:
Use our example form below to carefully complete Form 5320.23 and sign in black ink for each responsible person.
Complete Form 5320.23 (do NOT staple) for each responsible person.
Make (1) copy of your completed Form 5320.23, with passport photo attached, for each responsible person.
Complete (2) FBI Form FD-258s in black ink for each responsible person.
Identify your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO).
Write a $200 check to the BATFE.

Using the mailing checklist below, mail your completed paperwork to the BATFE and your CLEO.





Mailing Checklist:

CLEO
(1) Photocopy of BATFE Form 4 (5320.4) (Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm)
(1) Photocopy of BATFE Form 5320.23 (National Firearms Act Responsible Person Questionnaire) from all Responsible Persons

BATFE
(1) Photocopy of Trust Documentation
(1) $200 Check to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
(2) Original BATFE Form 4s (5320.4) (Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm)
(1) Original BATFE Form 5320.23 (National Firearms Act Responsible Person Questionnaire) from all Responsible Persons
Attach (1) Passport Photo to Item 3e on Form 5320.23, do NOT staple
(2) Original FBI Form FD-258s (Fingerprint Card) from all Responsible Persons


We will notify you when your NFA item is approved and ready for pickup.
How to buy a Firearm Online
 
Find the firearm/receiver you want.

You pay us directly for the goods. Check out process is just like any other item.

*If you choose 'in-store' pick-up, all you need to bring is your current/valid drivers license to finish the process. (Don't forget to schedule an appointment!)
*If you want the firearm shipped to you, you need to find & choose a local FFL dealer (Federal Firearms Licensee) and have them email us a copy of their FFL. --- sales@reading-armament.com

The firearm/receiver will ship to your Local FFL where you will fill out the paperwork and go through the lawful process.

We cannot ship a gun direct to you, we must ship to the local FFL dealer of your choice. Any legitimate gun store or gun dealer has an FFL license; pawn shops and collectors may also have them.
Pick up youfirearm however, inspect you firearm before accepting the transfer! Firearm sales are FINAL!
Internet Transfers
  All firearms transferred must be accompanied by a secure/approved locking device. Firearms received without locking devices will be subject purchasing a locking device BEFORE transfer is completed. Price/Availability for locking devices vary. NO EXCEPTIONS.


In order to minimize straw purchases, the person invoiced/billed MUST be the person picking up the firearm & filling out Form 4473 and/or SP4-113. Any refusal that results in returning the firearm to the internet retailer, you will be charged a $30 fee and actual return shipping charges. This must be paid in full before we will ship it back.
Layaway Program
 
Layaway Program

Down payment- 15% minimum + $5 Opening Fee + Taxes & Shipping Charges

Minimums– Total purchase must be $250 or greater.

Terms– Final payment must be made within 90 Days of the original down payment. Your item(s) may or may not be in-stock at time of final payment. Most items will be available for pickup in within 1-10 days after final payment is collected.
If the item(s) are returned after final payment is made, opening/closing fees are not refunded back to you.
Your layaway program will automatically close after 91 days and your down payment will NOT be refunded to you. Shipping charges (if applicable) are also non-refundable.
If your layaway program automatically expires, you will NOT be refunded the opening fee.

It is solely the customers responsibility to make payments and pay the balance in full before 90 days. No reminders or payments or due dates will be issued.
We reserve the right to refuse layaway for any products or orders.

Cancellation– If a layaway account is canceled or expired, your down payment and payments made will NOT be refunded. Any payments or fees are non-refundable.

Fees- $5 opening fee - $5 closing fee

Title 2 Firearms/Silencers are NOT eligible for Layaway


MIL/LEO/FIRE/EMT/SEC DISCOUNTS
 
MIL/LEO/FIRE/EMT/SEC DISCOUNT IS 5% OFF ALL AR PLATFORM PARTS & SPECIAL PRICING ON SOLGW RIFLES.

WE ARE ALSO AN AUTHORIZED S&W BLUE LABEL DEALER - CLICK HERE

USE CODE "SERVDISC" DURING CHECKOUT

WE MAY ASK FOR PROOF OF SERVICE - IF YOU FRAUDULENTLY USE THIS DISCOUNT, WE WILL PUBLICLY SHAME YOU ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.
Nitride QPQ vs. Nickel Boron (NiB)
 
Nitride QPQ vs. Nickel Boron (NiB)

Which is right for you?




Nitride - Melonite - Tenifer - QPQ (Quench Polish Quench) - Nitro Carburizing - Tufftride - Etc

For the purpose of this article we will refer to all of these similar processes/case hardenings as QPQ. Please note that
some are trademarked and/or may slightly differ.

QPQ is not a coating, plating, or surface addition. It is a metal treatment. It will not chip, flake, or peel.

QPQ is a type of nitrocarburizing case (surface) hardening that has superior corrosion resistance. This treatment also
offers great wear resistance, increased lubricity, and fatigue strength.

The process starts with a standard salt bath nitrocarburizing cycle, which produces a layer of ε iron nitride. Next,
the metal is polished. Typical polishing processes include vibratory finishing, lapping, and centerless grinding.
Finally, the metal is re-immersed into the salt quench bath, rinsed, and oil dipped.
This last step optimizes the corrosion resistance by creating a layer of iron oxide about 3 to 4 micrometers thick.
It also gives the surface a deep black smooth finish.



Nickel Boron (NiB)

Again, some processes may slightly differ than the one listed below.

Nickel Boron is an autocatalytic coating process. The coating is deposited from a solution which contains either an alkylamineborane
or sodium borohydride as a reducing agent, a source of nickel Ions, a buffer, complexant, and control chemicals.

Nickel Boron can chip, flake, or peel from the metal surface. Nickel Boron is not uniform and has an uneven surface.
Since Nickel Boron does not have an even surface and has many high points, there is less surface contact with the opposing part,
thus producing less friction. This is where Nickel Boron gets it's added lubricity. However, over time as the high points wear
down and becomes smoother, the friction increases.

Nickel Boron also has a tendency to stain or discolor. This again is caused by the high/low points (uneven surface.)

Purchasing NFA (Silencers, SBRs, Machine Guns, Etc)
  What's needed to complete the transfer (Form 4)?

Individual:
-Two original Form 4s. As an individual, you will need your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) to sign your Form 4. Most often, this is your local Sheriff, Chief of Police, or deputy/officer appointed by the CLEO to sign on their behalf.
-Two original fingerprint cards completed by LE officials. (ask the local LE office to complete the fingerprint cards).
-An original ATF Form 5330.20 [Certification of Compliance with 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(5)(B)] certifying US citizenship.
-Two passport photos.
-$200 check or money order to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Sending a check allows you see when the check has cleared so you will know that your paperwork has been received and is in process.

Trust or LLC:
-Two original Form 4s. Use your trust or LLC name and address on the Form 4. (You do not need the signature of your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer.)
-A copy of your notarized trust or LLC’s articles of incorporation.
-$200 check or money order to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). Sending a check allows you see when the check has cleared so you will know that your paperwork has been received and is in process.
No fingerprint cards required.
No passport photos required.
No Form 5330.20 required.
States we WILL NOT SHIP FIREARMS TO
 
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York
States with Ammunition Restrictions
 
California: No Sales to the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco.
Connecticut: No sales without a valid permit.
Alaska: No Sales. Must be shipped to a freight forwarder.
Hawaii: No Sales. Must be shipped to a freight forwarder.
Illinois: No Sales to the city of Chicago. All other Illinois residents must email us a copy of their FOID card in addition to their State ID. Ammunition must ship to an address on one of these ID's.
Massachusetts: No Sales
Maryland: No Sales to the City of Annapolis and Montgomery County
New York: No Sales to New York City, or its five Burroughs. Starting January 1st, 2014 all ammunition must be sent to a FFL.
Washington DC: No Sales.
New Jersey: When ordering ammunition commonly used in a handgun/to be used in a handgun, email us a copy of your Firearms ID. We must ship to the address on the FID.
States with Firearm and Other Restrictions
 
Reading Armament will not ship any handguns to CA that are not on the DOJ roster. This includes Single Shot Exemption conversions.

Reading Armament will not ship any AR-specific parts to Connecticut. All such orders will be cancelled and the customer will be charged a 20 percent fee.

Stripped lower receivers will NOT be shipped to the following states
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts

Complete lower receivers will NOT be shipped to the following states
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

Non-Compliant models will NOT be shipped to the following states
California
Connecticut
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

Exceptions: L.E.Os must provide both their credentials and a letterhead signed by their department's superior officer stating that the firearm will be used in the execution of the L.E.Os duties. Reading Armament only recognizes City Police Officers, County Sheriff Deputies, and State Police (including Highway Patrol) as L.E.Os. Not all of the states listed may have L.E.O exemptions. Please contact us BEFORE placing your order. Reading Armament does NOT ship directly to L.E.Os, the order must go to an FFL. Reading Armament does NOT make exceptions for this policy. The FFL in the restricted state must provide the proper licenses and/or permits to handle the restricted weapons, magazines, and ammunition.
States with Magazine Restrictions
 
States with applied magazine restrictions:
California - no magazines greater than 10 rounds
Colorado - no magazines greater than 15 rounds, effective July 1st, 2013
Connecticut - 10 Rounds and less with a valid permit.
Maryland - no magazines greater than 10 rounds October 1st, 2013
New Jersey - no magazines greater than 15 rounds
New York - no magazines greater than 10 rounds
Hawaii - no magazines greater than 10 rounds
Illinois - North Chicago, no rifle magazines greater than 16 rounds
Aurora, Skokie, Chicago, Evanston no rifle magazines greater than 15 round
Highland Park, Cook county, Homewood no rifle magazines greater than 10 rounds
Massachusetts - no magazines greater than 10 rounds
Ohio - no magazines greater than 30 rounds
Indiana - South Bend no magazines over 15rds
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