How To: Sign Section E After Missed Signing On Original Date

Created by Ezra Weinstein, Modified on Mon, 21 Nov 2022 at 01:02 PM by Hannah Harris

Section E of the 4473 should be completed on the same day that the firearm sale is certified and the firearm is disposed, whether that is on the certification date (Section B, 23) or the recertification date (Section D, 31). However, if, for some reason, you forgot to sign Section E on that day, you can still access Section E.


To do so, just click on any of the other sections to open the electronic 4473 to that section.



As a reminder, Section E typically should be completed and signed either on the same day that Section B is signed and certified, or if the transfer takes place on a different day than Section B was signed and certified, on the same day that Section D is signed and re-certified. This article is ONLY a workaround for those rare occurrences when Section E was not signed on the correct day. This should NOT be regular practice.

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