C&R questions


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TMM
July 26, 2005, 06:42 PM
i am not quite familiar with it, but from waht i understand, once you get it you don't feed to trensfer thru an FFL, and there's probably other things too... what are the pro's/con's? do you think being on Big Brother's list as a C&R holder make them think differently/know more about you then if you just had a gun liscence and a CCW?

thanks


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thatguy
July 26, 2005, 06:53 PM
The 003 FFL Curio & Relic (C&R) license is for collectors. No buying with the intent of selling for profit. You can sell but only as a part of improving the collection. You must keep a logbook just like dealers listing what you bought and where it went if sold. No big. Yes, the ATF now has an eye on you but unless you are doing something really stupid it's no big, either. They can ask to see your book, but you can request a meeting in their office rather than allowing them in your home (if you didn't call the cops, you don't want the cops).

State laws will vary. In California C&R handguns must still be transferred through a regular FFL dealer so the C&R really only helps with long guns. Check your state laws on C&R. If no state law prohibits, you may purchase and receive guns directly from sellers as long as they are C&R. Generally, this means at least 50 years old or specifically listed by the ATF as C&R. Some guns less than 50 years old are listed due to being special in some way. Any 50 year old gun should be OK.

One point of confusion is mailing C&R handguns. Only DEALERS may use the USPA to send pistols. The rest of us, including C&R holders, must use common carrier. This sucks but there it is.

If you enjoy older guns the C&R makes sense unless you live in a restrictive state.

rritter
July 26, 2005, 08:08 PM
Another, unofficial, benefit is that some of the big gun supply places (Midway, Brownell's, etc.) will give you the dealer's discount if you have a C&R license. On large orders, that can save enough to pay for the license in one order.

Okiecruffler
July 26, 2005, 10:17 PM
I save enough ordering from Midway to pay for a few rifles every year. :D

Jim K
July 27, 2005, 02:52 PM
There are several states, including MD, that effectively don't recognize the C&R FFL for handgun purchases, so check state law. Most sellers know the state law and might not ship, but the laws apply to the person in the state, which is you.

Jim

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