I am new to the forum.
I have read the discussions going on this thread and wanted to provide some guidance. I hold a Type 07 Federal Firearms License and have a Class 02 SOT, so I am a licensed dealer and manufacturer of firearms, as well as, NFA firearms. (Class 02 is the same as Class 03, but designates a manufacturer. Class 03 is only a dealer.)
Twin Tech Tactical is the place to get threaded barrels for the SR22. I met one of the owners yesterday at the gun show in Conroe, TX where they are located. I intend to order one for my SR22.
As for obtaining any NFA firearm, the process is pretty straight forward. You may apply as an individual or you may apply as a trust. There are no other options by which you may apply. Here are the steps:
As an individual:
Select the NFA item you desire to purchase. We'll use a silencer in the example, but the steps are the same for a SBR, SBS, or machinegun.
You will need to work with a NFA licensed dealer in your area to secure the silencer. Maybe he has one in stock, or will order one for you. Maybe you purchased one online and he will need to transfer it to you. Dealers will transfer the silencer between themselves on BATFE Form 3.
Once the silencer is on hand, you will complete, with you dealer's assistance, BATFE Form 4 in duplicate. On the second page of each you will answer questions about your background similar to what you do for a normal firearm purchase. You will attach a 2"x2" photo of yourself to the second page of each where designated. You will then take or send the two copies of the Form 4 to your local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) for endorsement. The CLEO could be: your county sheriff, your city police chief, or your county district attorney. Your dealer should be able to direct you to the right person.
Once the duplicate Form 4's are signed you mail them to BATFE along with two completed fingerprint cards (have someone take your prints - a neighbor who is a law enforcement officer, go to the police dept, etc), one copy of BATFE Form 5330 that attests to your citizenship, and a check to BATFE for $200. Remember you must submit 2 Form 4's, with 2x2 photos on each and each signed by your CLEO, the Form 5330 (only one of this form is needed), and 2 print cards, along with your check. Your dealer will mail these to BATFE. Now WAIT - up to 6 months to get the Form 4 back with a cancelled tax stamp on it. You then complete Form 4473 like you do for any other firearms transaction, then take you silencer home. The $200 is a one time fee.
To apply with a trust the steps are the same, except:
You need to set up the trust and this typically requires an attorney and $200 - $500 for his fee
You do not have to have fingerprints taken
You do not need the CLEO's signature
You do not need the certification of citizenship.
You still need to pay $200 and you'll still wait just as long....sorry.
More than one person can be in the trust to share the cost and the silencer
If you have any questions about National Firearms Act transactions, please feel free to contact me via my website, which is the same as my user name on this forum.
I hope this helps everyone.
You forgot one. You can also apply as an LLC or Corporation to obtain a suppressor. I turned my business into an LLC last February because our local sheriff is a dink and won't sign off on the Form 4. That way the LLC owns the suppressor and it's much easier to get (without a fingerprint card) and much easier to dispose of later on.