Fountain Plating Co Inc

Warning conference

This gun manufacturer was cited for 10 violations. The inspection resulted in a warning conference.

A warning conference is held when a licensee has significant or repeat violations. During the conference, an area supervisor offers the licensee specific guidance on how to achieve compliance.

ATF data indicates that this license is no longer active.


492 Prospect Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
Hampden County


Number 6-04-013-07-8M-06923
Type Manufacturer of firearms
Expiry License inactive

Inspection Timeline

Compliance inspections are conducted by one or more ATF officers. After the lead investigator submits a recommendation, one or more ATF supervisors will review the inspection and either concur with or adjust the recommendation.

This page contains information about a single inspection conducted between 2015 and 2017. The ATF may have inspected this licensee before and/or after the inspection detailed here.

Officers spent a total of 160 hours conducting this inspection. 438 days passed between the assignment and the final review. The licensee received a final outcome of warning conference.

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Dec 11, 2015
Inspection assigned


Feb 27, 2017
Officer's recommendation Submitted by Industry Operations Investigator
Warning letter
Feb 21, 2017
Review Signed by Area Supervisor
Warning letter
Feb 21, 2017
Final review Signed by KEHOUCHENS – Director, Industry Operations
Warning conference

I agree with the alternate recommendation .

Feb 10, 2017
Warning letter sent


If an inspection uncovers regulatory violations, the licensee receives a report outlining these violations. This section lists the violations found in the inspection, as well as a general description of each offense. More details on the nature of the licensee's specific violations may be found in the report PDF.

This licensee was cited for 10 violations.

1 478.58 Conducting business or activity in violation of state or other law. 🔗
2 478.92(a)(1)(i) Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark frames or receivers with serial numbers. 🔗
3 478.92(a)(1)(ii) Failure by a manufacturer or importer to mark the frame, receiver, or barrel with information including the model, caliber, and the manufacturer and/or importer's name and location. 🔗
4 478.102(a) Failure to conduct or complete a NICS check before transferring a firearm. 🔗
5 478.124(c)(3)(iv) Failure to record the date NICS was contacted and the NICS response on Form 4473. 🔗
6 478.124(c)(4) Failure to record on Form 4473 the manufacturer, importer, type, model, caliber or gauge, and serial number of the firearm being transferred. 🔗
7 478.126a Failure to report the sale of two or more pistols or revolvers to an individual during five consecutive business days. 🔗
8 478.129 🔗
9 478.123(a) Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of firearms manufactured or acquired. 🔗
10 478.123(b) Failure by a manufacturer to maintain an accurate record of dispositions to other licensees. 🔗

Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. About the data »