Many people have questions regarding the ownership of NFA items such as suppressors and Short Barreled Rifles. This article, although written in 2001, has some very helpful information regarding NFA items.
*Copyright by James O. Bardwell, 1994 - 2001. Permission is given to reproduce this document or portions thereof with attribution, for non-commercial, or non-governmental use only. No claim to U.S. statutes or regulations quoted herein.
This is accurate, to the best of my knowledge, as of 12/30/2001. Nothing written here should be taken as legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should talk to a lawyer.