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Fingerprinting At Home

October 12, 2021 No comments


For many folks, fingerprinting is an intimidating part of the NFA process. In reality, it's exceptionally simple, easy, and quick. There's no need to make appointments, visit third party businesses, or take time away from your busy schedule in order to get it done. After you've done it once, Capitol Armory will keep the fingerprints on file and reprint as necessary. The seemingly cumbersome process takes less than 5 minutes and can be done at your home with a kit prepared by us.

You'll only need the below kit and a black ink pen.
At Home Fingerprint Kit

If you are transferring as an individual, we need one completed card from you. If you are transferring into a trust, corporation, or other legal entity we need one completed card for each responsible party in that entity.


There are 15 required field at the top of the fingerprint card that must be completed. These are listed below. Specific codes for race, hair, and eye color can be found at the bottom of this post.

  • Name of person being printed
  • Signature of person printed
  • Residential address of person printed
  • Date
  • Reason fingerprinted (NFA Transfer is a great answer)
  • Citizenship
  • Social security number
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Eyes
  • Hair
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth


There's no substitute for practice. We suggest taking your ink pad and just giving it a few tries of some printer paper, junk mail, or whatever is nearby you don't mind getting messy. For the bottom row, you'll do thumbs without rolling, as well as all 4 fingers on each hand. On the top two rows, you'll do rolled prints in the indicated boxes. The ATF isn't overly picky, so as long as it looks like something you've seen on your favorite true-crime show there shouldn't be any problems at all.


Once the card is filled out and prints are put on, you'll just need to drop them in the mail to us at the below address. If you have purchased the kit from us, return postage and packaging is already ready to go.

2000 Windy Ter #1A
Cedar Park, TX 78613

As always, if you have any further questions feel free to ask!

Helpful Reference Links

County Code List - https://www.capitolarmory.com/NonMage/docs/state_cntry2000.pdf

Hair Color Codes -https://www.capitolarmory.com/NonMage/docs/Fingerprint_Hair_Code_Table.jpg

Eye Color Codes - https://www.capitolarmory.com/NonMage/docs/Fingerprint_Eye_Color_Table.jpg

Race Codes - https://www.capitolarmory.com/NonMage/docs/Fingerprint_Race_Code_Table.jpg