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A C&R FFL03 licensee is required to keep a bound book
per 27 CFR §478.125(f)
. Specifically, the following information shown in the following example must be kept.
For Armor piercing ammunition:
Most collectors purchase professionally prepared bound books offered for sale around the web. Books with good reviews are:BookFactory® Leather C&R FFL 03 Bound BookFirearms Acquisition and Disposition Record BookCURIO & RELIC COLLECTOR
In reality, you don't need a fancy leather clad 'bound' book. Per the ATF, an orderly collection of loose leaf pages is sufficient. I like to use this simple format PDF
, printed on standard 8.5" x 11" letter size paper in a three ring binder. It contains all the information necessary to record your acquisitions / dispositions and the fields are large enough to record all the pertinent information.
An example bound book page with a few entries might look something like this:
Note that per ATF Ruling 2013-5
, computerized records are now allowed as long as the conditions of the ATF ruling are met. There are various computerized bound book programs for sale on the web, most are quite expensive, however. Fastbound
appears to have a version available for free to individual collectors who have less than 100 items and want to maintain a computerized record.