Washington (WA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 4/2016

Washington NFA Class 3 firearms
There are several type of Title II firearms (those sold by Class 3 SOT FFLs)  that are restricted by the National Firearms Act.

Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II or NFA firearms.  These laws or restrictions are in addition to the compliance that is required with the National Firearms Act.

In Washington you can own the following items that are regulated the National Firearms Act:

  • Silencers
  • Any Other Weapon (AOW)
  • Destructive Devices (DD)
  • Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)  legal to purchase and possess, but not manufacture. ( Will be legal to manufacture around July 2016)

In Washington you cannot own the following NFA restricted items.

  • Machine Guns*
  • Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS)*
  • It is not permitted to manufacture an SBR within the state of WA

NOTE:* Not legal to own or possess parts that can make these firearms unless these items were legally acquired prior to July 1, 1994 and be in compliance with federal law or machine Gun or Short Barreled Shotgun,  but be possessed by by peace officer for official duty, armed forces, or person in compliance with NFA who has undergone Fingerprint and background check who in engaged in the production , manufacture, repair, or testing of Machine guns, or SBS
Follow this link to find out more about Washington and NFA restrictions on Class 3 Firearms

Prior to July 2016 – If you want to build an SBR to possess in the state of Washington, a co-trustee in another state can apply for the Form 1 to build an SBR and then after it is built and engraved, it is legal to transfer to WA state using a Form 20 and would be legal to possess in the State of Washington.

April 2016 Update–  SB6165 is effective 90 days after the adjournment of the legislative session.  The 2016  Special Session adjourned  on March 10, 2016 so this would mean around  June 9th  or just  prior to the new ATF changes in 41F

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