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SECTION 265.07
Registration and serialization of firearms, rifles, shotguns, finished frames or receivers, and unfinished frames or receivers
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 3, TITLE P, ARTICLE 265
§ 265.07 Registration and serialization of firearms, rifles, shotguns,

finished frames or receivers, and unfinished frames or

receivers.

(1) For the purposes of this section, "unfinished frame or receiver"
means any unserialized material that does not constitute the frame or
receiver of a firearm, rifle or shotgun but that has been shaped or
formed in any way for the purpose of becoming the frame or receiver of a
firearm, rifle or shotgun, and which may readily be made into a
functional frame or receiver through milling, drilling or other means.

(2) On or before the effective date of this section, and promptly upon
taking possession thereof at any time thereafter, any person licensed as
a gunsmith, or required to be, or a dealer in firearms pursuant to
section 400.00 of this chapter, who is in possession of an unserialized
firearm, rifle, shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished frame
or receiver shall:

(a) engrave, cast, stamp or otherwise conspicuously place both a
unique serial number and his or her name (or recognized abbreviation) on
such firearm, rifle, shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished
frame or receiver, in a manner that satisfies or exceeds the
requirements imposed on licensed importers and manufacturers pursuant to
section (i) of Section 923 of Title 18 of the United States Code and
regulations issued pursuant thereto at the time of such assembly; and

(b) register with the division of criminal justice services in
accordance with regulations promulgated by such division any such
firearm, rifle or shotgun, finished frame or receiver, or unfinished
frame or receiver.

Any person licensed as a gunsmith, or required to be, or a dealer in
firearms pursuant to section 400.00 of this chapter who fails to comply
with the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class E felony.