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New Resident Regulated Firearms Registration



As part of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013 effective October 1, 2013, a person who moves into Maryland with the intent of becoming a resident shall register all regulated firearms with the Secretary of the Maryland Department of State Police within 90 days after establishing residency.


The new resident registration shall include the make, model, manufacturer’s serial number, caliber, type, barrel length, finish, and country of origin for each regulated firearms.


Beginning on or before November 1, 2013, it will be accessible online through MyLicense.


The electronic registration fee will be $15, regardless of the number of firearms registered.




You MUST Apply ONLINE and if necessary have the capability to scan and upload documents if necessary. The MSP website recommends using "Microsoft's Internet Explorer" Web Browser, so if you use another Web Browser you MAY have issues using the site.


You MUST pay the Application Fees with a Visa or MasterCard.





Now, here is the Application Process:
1) Go To:
2) Click on Create User Account
3) After you creating your User Account, Log-On to:
4) On the Web Page, click on BLUE LINK that says "Initial Application"
5) On the Drop-Down Boxes use the following Options:
-Firearms Services
-New Resident Regulated Firearms Registration


6) Then click Start Application and FOLLOW the examples listed below the boxes you fill out.
7) Upload any Requested Documents that prove Possession of Banned Firearms Prior to 10/1/2013.
8) When all the forms are filled out, submit them with your Master Card or Visa Credit Card Information for the $15.00 fee.

FYI: You can log back onto the Web Site to check your Application Status any time after submitting the Application.




What is a Regulated Firearm in Maryland?
A Maryland Regulated Firearm is any Handgun, Revolver, Semi-Automatic Assault Rifle, Semi-Automatic Assault Shotgun, or Semi-Automatic Copycat.



Regulated Firearm F.A.Q.:


-A Person MAY Register a Handgun/s made 1898 or later.


-A Person MAY Register a Banned Assault Long Gun/s, IF and ONLY if they were Possessed by the Registrant PRIOR to October 1, 2013.


-A Person MAY Register a Banned Copycat Long Gun/s, IF and ONLY if they were Possessed by the Registrant PRIOR to October 1, 2013.


-A Person MAY Register a Banned Assault Shotgun/s, IF and ONLY if they were Possessed by the Registrant PRIOR to October 1, 2013.


-A Person MAY Register a Semi-Automatic, Centerfire Rifle with an OVERALL LENGTH shorter than 29.00”, IF and ONLY if they were Possessed by the Registrant PRIOR to October 1, 2013.


-A Person MAY NOT register Banned Assault Pistol/s


-A Person MAY NOT register a Semi-Automatic, Centerfire Rifle/s or Pistol/s that have a FIXED (Non Detachable) Magazine that holds greater than 10 Rounds of Ammunition.


-A Person MAY Register Regulated Handguns not on the Maryland Handgun Roster but the Registrant MANY NOT sell them in MD. This also applies to Pistol Versions of a Banned "Assault Rifles".


-A Person MUST Register a Machinegun with the MSP 24 hours after moving into Maryland.


-It is UNCERTAIN if N.F.A. Devices/Firearms (Other than Machineguns) have to be Registered with the MSP.











Semi-Automatic Assault Pistols are BANNED in Maryland. (Unless OWNED and Registered with the MSP by June 1, 1994)

Assault Pistol means any of the following firearms or a copy regardless of the producer or manufacturer:
(a)   AA Arms AP-9 semiautomatic pistol;
(b)   Bushmaster semiautomatic pistol;
(c)   Claridge HI-TEC semiautomatic pistol;
(d)   D Max Industries semiautomatic pistol;
(e)   Encom MK-IV, MP-9, or MP-45 semiautomatic pistol;
(f)   Heckler and Koch semiautomatic SP-89 pistol;
(g)   Holmes MP-83 semiautomatic pistol;
(h)   Ingram MAC 10/11 semiauto pistol & variants including the Partisan Avenger & SWD Cobray;
(i)   Intratec TEC-9/DC-9 semiautomatic pistol in any centerfire variation;
(j)   P.A.W.S. type semiautomatic pistol;
(k)   Skorpion semiautomatic pistol;
(l)   Spectre double action semiautomatic pistol (Sile, F.I.E., Mitchell);
(m)   UZI semiautomatic pistol;
(n)   Weaver Arms semiautomatic Nighthawk pistol; or
(o)   Wilkinson semiautomatic Linda pistol.


Semi-Automatic Assault Rifles are BANNED in Maryland. (Unless Possessed BEFORE 10/1/2013)

Assault Rifle means any of the following firearms or a copy regardless of the producer or manufacturer:
(i)        American Arms Spectre da Semiautomatic carbine;
(ii)       AK-47 in all forms;
(iii)      Algimec AGM-1 type semi-auto;
(iv)      AR 100 type semi-auto;
(v)       AR 180 type semi-auto;
(vi)      Argentine L.S.R. semi-auto;
(vii)     Australian Automatic Arms SAR type semi-auto;
(viii)    Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semi-automatics;
(ix)      Barrett light .50 cal. semi-auto;
(x)       Beretta AR70 type semi-auto;
(xi)      Bushmaster semi-auto rifle;
(xii)      Calico models M-100 and M-900;
(xiii)     CIS SR 88 type semi-auto;
(xiv)     Claridge HI TEC C-9 carbines;
(xv)      Colt AR-15, CAR-15, and all imitations
***Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifles are EXEMPT from Registration;***
(xvi)     Daewoo MAX 1 and MAX 2, aka AR 100, 110C, K-1, and K-2;
(xvii)     Dragunov Chinese made semi-auto;
(xviii)    Famas semi-auto (.223 caliber);
(xix)      Feather AT-9 semi-auto;
(xx)       FN LAR and FN FAL assault rifle;
(xxi)      FNC semi-auto type carbine;
(xxii)     F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12 assault shotgun;
(xxiii)    Steyr-AUG-SA semi-auto;
(xxiv)    Galil models AR and ARM semi-auto;
(xxv)     Heckler and Koch HK-91 A3, HK-93 A2, HK-94 A2 and A3;
(xxvi)    Holmes model 88 shotgun;
(xxvii)   Avtomat Kalashnikov semiautomatic rifle in any format;
(xxviii    Manchester Arms Commando MK-45, MK-9;
(xxix)    Mandell TAC-1 semi-auto carbine;
(xxx)     Mossberg model 500 Bullpup assault shotgun;
(xxxi)     Sterling Mark 6;
(xxxii)    P.A.W.S. carbine;
(xxxiii)   Ruger mini-14 folding stock model (.223caliber);
(xxxiv)   SIG 550/551 assault rifle (.223 caliber);
(xxxv)    SKS with detachable magazine;
(xxxvi)   AP-74 Commando type semi-auto;
(xxxvii)  Springfield Armory BM-59, SAR-48, G3, SAR-3,-21sniper rifle, M1A,
***M1 Garand rifles are EXEMPT from Registration;***
(xxxviii) Street sweeper assault type shotgun;
(xxxix)   Striker 12 assault shotgun in all formats;
(xl)        Unique F11 semi-auto type;
(xli)       Daewoo USAS 12 semi-auto shotgun;
(xlii)       UZI 9mm carbine or rifle;
(xliii)      Valmet M-76 and M-78 semi-auto;
(xliv)      Weaver Arms Nighthawk semi-auto carbine; or
(xlv)       Wilkinson Arms 9mm semi-auto Terry.
Semi-Automatic, Centerfire, Copycat Rifles are BANNED in Maryland. (Unless Possessed  BEFORE 10/1/2013)

A "Copycat" is any Semi-Automatic, Centerfire Rifle that has was not grandfathered in Maryland prior 10/1/2013, has an OVERALL Length of 29.00"+, and has no more than ONE of the following features on a Rifle:
A) Grenade Launcher
B) Flare Launcher
C) Flash Hider (Silencer Qualifies as a Flash Hider)
D) Folding Stock
E) ANY Semi-Automatic Centerfire Rifle not grandfathered prior to 10/1/2013 that has an Overall Length shorter than 29.00 is BANNED in the State of Maryland.




Semi-Automatic, Centerfire Rifles AND Pistols that have a FIXED (Non Detachable) Magazine that holds greater than 10 Rounds of Ammunition is BANNED. (Unless Possessed BEFORE 10/1/2013)




Semi-Automatic Assault Shotguns are BANNED in Maryland. (Unless Possessed BEFORE 10/1/2013)

An Assault Shotgun is any Semi-Automatic Shotgun that has was not grandfathered in Maryland prior 10/1/2013, and has just ONE of the following features:
A) Folding Stock (Not Collapsible)
B) Revolving Magazine (A.K.A. "Street Sweeper")



The Transfer, Sale, Trade, Gift, or Manufacturing of Detachable Firearm Magazines that will accept more than 10 Round is BANNED in Maryland.

You can POSESS a Detachable Firearm Magazine in the State of Maryland that holds MORE than 10 Rounds.

*Active or Retired Law Enforcement Officers are EXEMPT.


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Scott's Gunsmithing Service

231 Thelma Avenue

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Phone: 410 761-9815

Fax: 410-761-9816


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