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FFL....How do I get one?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jedi_7.62, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. Jedi_7.62

    Jedi_7.62 Well-Known Member

    Considering getting an FFL. Was looking at some online auction sites and got the bright idea to save myself some cash on transfer fees ($25 here). I heard somewhere it costs $200. Maybe make a few extra bucks on these auction boards. Not looking to become a dealer or open a store just save a few bucks maybe even make a couple $$.

    Just fishing for info.

  2. dairycreek

    dairycreek Well-Known Member

    Run a search on Google for FFL, or federal firearms license. The "fed" sight will give you instructions as to what to do. There are several sights that for a fee ($25.00 or so) that will send you both directions and forms. If you are both careful and persistent it is not a hard thing to do. Just follow the steps and put up with the bureaucratic stuff. Good shooting;)
  3. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    You either become a dealer or they don't give you a license. If you get a license and don't deal, they take the license back.
  4. dukeofurl

    dukeofurl Well-Known Member


    "sight" and "site" are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. Please make a note of it.
  5. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    duke, you and your ejamakashun.:rolleyes: :D
  6. prezzz

    prezzz Well-Known Member

    You also must have a legitimate business address. Your home address will not work.

    If it were that easy, we all be doing it.;)
  7. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    I think Jedi is talking or thinking about a Collector's FFL, aka a "curio and relic license". For that you don't need to be in business or have a business address. But you can only buy those items designated as curios and relics; modern guns (not over 50 years old) are a no-no, and your ability to buy, sell or trade even in those items may be restricted by federal or state law.

    If one wants a Dealer's FFL, then it is considered a business license and one needs to be in business.

  8. Jedi_7.62

    Jedi_7.62 Well-Known Member

    Would a curio and relic license allow me to have things sent to me instead of paying someone to be a middle man?

    For instance, I buy a new pistol from one of those online auction sites. They say they must ship to an FFL. Would the C&R license allow me to cut out the pointless $25 I have to pay to someone for nothing and have the item sent to my home?

    Damn the beurocracy :fire: :cuss: :banghead:

    Didn't I read something in school once about a free market economy?

    Yeah I think it was right along with the right to keep and bear arms shall NOT BE INFRINGED.

    Feels like infringing to me.

    Damn beurocrats!
  9. MarkDido

    MarkDido Well-Known Member

    Having a C&R License (FFL 03) only allows you to order and receive at your home, C&R eligible firearms.
  10. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    No. As said above it applies only to C&R guns. Getting a 01 FFL and not opening a store was pretty common and I believe ol' Lyin' Bill Clinton cracked down on these so-called "kitchen table" dealers. They took alot of licenses away and raised alot of fees to make it harder to get a license.
  11. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    Go here to read about the Collectors FFL.


    But note that the Collectors FFL (or any FFL) does not override state or local law. Some states recognize the Collectors FFL (C&R License) when buying or selling C&R items and exempt the holder from some restrictions; other states or localities do not, and the holder of a Collectors FFL is no different legally from any other unlicensed individual.

  12. Tharg

    Tharg Well-Known Member

    Ye haw....

    was thinking once i had cash or what not i could get in on some of those deals etc that i've heard others here talk about....

    but since i'm not gonna setup a brick and mortar .... then its not gonna happen.

    bleh.... i ever mention i really REALLY dislike clinton...?


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