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How to get a C&R FFL

Discussion in 'Legal' started by andrewdl007, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. andrewdl007

    andrewdl007 Well-Known Member

    I saw a post talking about what to buy when they got a C&R FFL and this got me wondering what do you have to do to get a C&R FFL? I was at the BATF site and couldnt find any info. Did I mis it or is there another site that says what to do? Thanks.
  2. Winchester 73

    Winchester 73 member

  3. andrewdl007

    andrewdl007 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the links Winchester 73.
  4. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    Be aware that the application forms found on cruffler.com are out of date.
  5. NC Dave

    NC Dave Well-Known Member

    Correct. You can no longer download the form. You have to request one from ATF Distribution Center. You can make the request for the forms here:


    On the right hand side of the screen, you want F 7CR (5310.16) - Application for License (Collector of Curios and Relics) Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, Firearms
  6. p2000sk

    p2000sk Well-Known Member

    I have the packet containing the C&R application.
    Among other things in the packet is 4 fingerprint cards, which I think I had requested when ordering the packet from the distribution center website.
    FBI and my state already have my prints on file. I do not see anywhere in the applications' instruction where it states to do anything with fingerprint cards.

    Did I just order extra forms (fingerprint cards) which I do not need for this application?
    Does this C&R license require these fingerprint cards?
    Example: 1 to local LEO, 1 to state, 1 to FBI, 1 to BATFE

    I plan to call the phone number on the applications backside tomorrow,
    I was just wondering tonight.
  7. Winchester 73

    Winchester 73 member

    I gave Andrew, Cruffler, for the collecting advice.
    Thank you Car Knocker and NC Dave for pointing out the application forms no longer apply.
  8. NC Dave

    NC Dave Well-Known Member


    They sent you things you do not need. There is no requirement for fingerprints for a C&R License.

    When you get your license, you'll also receive a BIG packet of stuff that would be applicable if you were an 01 License holder. You can ignore the cards and just sent in the application.

    Don't forget to send a copy of your application to your chief LEO.
  9. sniper5

    sniper5 Well-Known Member

    I'll add one other "Captain Obvious" piece of advice to what NC Dave said:

    In that BIG packet of stuff will be some books on federal and state firearms laws. READ THEM. It will save a lot of trouble down the road.
  10. jlangton

    jlangton Well-Known Member

    I called today,and requested the forms. The ATF operator was helpful, polite, and happy to send them. Took me all of about 3 minutes,and as soon as the forms arrive-I'll be getting them filled out ASAP-I had no idea the C&R license was as affordable as it is.
  11. cpaspr

    cpaspr Well-Known Member

    I have a question regarding the application, and I'm not seeing it answered specifically in the links provided above.

    (edited) I seem to recall reading somewhere that the address that goes in box 2 should be the address we want things shipped to. Correct? If so, then I'll end up giving them up to four different addresses: one for C&R delivery, one for personal mailing (PO Box), one for personal residence (over 5 years) and one for the billing address for the credit/debit card.

    If my memory is correct, can you give me a cite?

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2008
  12. cpaspr

    cpaspr Well-Known Member

    Answered my own question.

    But I really hate having to call the ATF.

    If anyone else is interested, the answer is "where will the bulk of the collection be located; i.e. where would they go to inspect your records?"

    Per the March 2006 FFL newsletter, page 8(http://www.atf.gov/firearms/newsletter/0306fflnewsletter.pdf), the address on the license is not necessarily the address where items must be shipped to. Alternate shipping addresses are allowed.

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