Yes it seems obvious, but-
I have been looking into getting my C&R license. I know the ATF can inspect your collection once a year (make sure you're recording correctly and not running a business, etc.) Do they call you in advance or just show up at your door? I know they have to give 24 hrs. notice and you can request the inspection to be at their office. I just wonder how the arangements are made.
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May 23, 2007, 02:54 PM
They will call you in advance. They will often just talk on the phone, ask you to come to their office or make an appointment with you--all at their option.
They really don't spend a lot of time chasing after type 3's from what I have heard. They've never contacted me except when I' ve called them with a question.
May 23, 2007, 02:58 PM
That's what I figured, I just want to know what I'm getting into before I make a contract with the feds.
May 23, 2007, 04:51 PM
I do not know of any C&R holder who has ever actually been inspected. One guy had been licensed for 18 years without hearing from the ATF. I think they are pretty casual about C&R activities since it involves generally older guns and isn't commercial in nature.
One more thing. Your log can be destroyed when the license expires. That's why I always let mine expire and then reapply rather than renew. That way I don't have to maintain records longer than 3 years.
May 23, 2007, 05:31 PM
You might want to check out the Curio & Relic Firearms Forum. I think some people over there have been inspected.