Curio and Relics- Am I ready?


July 22, 2004, 07:12 PM
My21st birthday is now only two weeks away, and of course the first things on my to do list are a ccw permit, and of course, a C&R License.

Maybe I am jumping the gun (pun intended), but I printed out the forms, have the thirty bucks waiting, and am ready to mail it all off.

Is there anything else I need to do? Anyone have a favorite place to buy C&R guns? Ive been checking AIM,CDNN, and SOG regularly. Any others worth checking out? Also, what C&R guns are required to be a bona fide collector ;) ?

Help me spend some money :D

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July 22, 2004, 07:34 PM
Make copies of your license. Lots of copies. Sign them (not the original license; IIRC, the copies have to bear an original signature) then send them to the companies you are checking with.

July 22, 2004, 07:39 PM
This thread might be helpful... ;)

July 22, 2004, 07:41 PM
just sign the copies in blue ink.

July 22, 2004, 10:29 PM
Make sure that you have downloaded and filled out the Citizenship form. It's on the site.

I suggest RED ink, not blue or black (the people that you will deal with won't question a red ink signed copy but they may a blue or black sigened copy).

Make copies of the original and put the original in a safe deposit box. DO NOT SIGN THE ORIGINAL! They will take a copy of the original that has been signed but they will NOT take a copy of a copy of the original, signed. (what I mean here is that you make a copy of the original unsigned and then sign the copy. The original is never ever signed. I know, stupid law but that's the way it goes).

Know when to STOP! The FFL is good for three years. You do NOT have to buy everything on the market at this time. If you have to think about "food", "Rent", whatever just to get "this great deal", step away.

Have fun and be excited. Just remember that it takes years to decide what your collection is going to be, just don't buy willy nilly.

Congrats on finally being considered an "adult".


July 23, 2004, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the help,gentlemen.Dionysusigma, that was very helpful, quite a list of links there.

July 23, 2004, 09:06 AM
Another good thing to do, send a copy to Midway. The discount they give you on stuff will pay for your 30 buck investment right quick.

July 23, 2004, 09:48 AM
Do the same thing for Brownells.

Jim K
July 23, 2004, 08:30 PM
This is my day for being a "Dutch Uncle".

Make sure that whatever you do is not in violation of local or state law. For example, some states do not permit "importation" of some guns unless the recipient has an FFL DEALERS license or a STATE license.

This mainly applies to handguns but best check things out before getting in trouble. You can't depend on the seller to know your local laws. You have an FFL and he is in the clear, even if your state requires a license, or registration, or some other requirement you don't or can't meet.

NOTE: An FFL does NOT override state or local laws or give you permission to violate those laws. One guy who thought it did lost his business, his guns, and almost went to jail.


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