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Any Licensed collectors of Curio & Relic firearms???

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by NJGunOwner81, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. NJGunOwner81

    NJGunOwner81 Member

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    Hello, to those of you who have a Curio & Relic license I was wondering if you'd be so kind to answer a couple questions that I'd been pondering!

    First, why would I want to obtain this type of license? Without getting really obscure what are some specific things you can buy with that license that I could not?

    Secondly, I know the rules and requirements vary from state to state but when you got yours how difficult was it? Is it a long drawn out process to get one?

    Finally, do you believe it was worth it? Worth your time and money against what you bought or gained? Just curious ... because I was debating whether to get one or not.

    THANK-YOU for any information you can provide!!!

    Take Care & Be Safe!!!

    Frank
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  2. GRIZ22

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    First, you don't want to get a C&R license in NJ as it really doesn't do much for you. You cannot have any firearms delivered directly to you. NJ says all firearms transfers must go through NJ Licensed Firearms Dealer.

    Second, you can get one if you live in NJ but the only good it will do you is some accessory and equipment sellers give you a discount. From others it's not a lengthy process to get one. It puts you under the watchful eye of the NJSP as a licensed collector.

    Finally, if you lived in a state that didn't have all the restrictions it would be worth it. You could get many firerams that are 50 years old or older sent directly to your house. That's long guns and handguns. In NJ you need to have the guns sent to a dealer and pay a transfer fee. The lowest I know of charges $25. Most dealers charge $50 or more. You don't want to pay a $50 transfer fee for that $65 Moison Nagant. You're better off paying more to a dealer that ordered it for stock.

    I would not advise you to get a C&R if you live in NJ as state law prohibits you from the biggest benefit, getting elgible firearms shipped directly to you.
     
  3. NJGunOwner81

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    THAT'S what I needed to know!!! Thanks GRIZ22!

    BTW, does having a Curio license allow you to purchase fully automatic weapons?

    THANKS-AGAIN!

    Take Care & Be Safe!

    Frank
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  4. jimmyraythomason

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    NFA weapons are NOT C&R eligible.
     
  5. dogtown tom

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    Sure they are, all six pages of them.
    http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5300-11/atf-p-5300-11.pdf

    All NFA rules apply (including Federal transfer taxes)
     
  6. jimmyraythomason

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    I would love to hear from someone who bought a machinegun using a 03 C&R license.
     
  7. Ian

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    My understanding is that C&R status on a machine gun simply allows it to be shipped directly to you when the transfer is approved, rather than going to a dealer in your state. My father has a C&R machine gun, a Type 99 Nambu (dewat).
     
  8. Exposure

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    The first machine gun I ever bought was with my C&R license. It came straight from the out of state dealer to my front door.

    Without a doubt the single coolest package I have EVER recieved.
     
  9. Zack

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    Now did you have to go though all the long paper work? or no because you had a C&R and the date of the machine gun was before 86?

    well you can not buy a machine gun after 86....
     
  10. Lee Roder

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    1) The main reason is that you can purchase some types of firearms directly without involving an FFL dealer, thereby saving money (transfer fees). As brought out above, your state may prohibit this though. I'm from California originally so handgun transfers were out. However, it was still worth it to me because of discounted prices from various suppliers (reloading, accessories, ...)
    2) Very easy to get (assuming your not one of those prohibited persons). Takes about a month.
    3) You'll recover the $30 fee for your 3 year membership on your increased purchasing ability. If tools are your thing, places like Brownells offers fairly substantial discounts to C&R license holders. License also satisfies at least one membership criteria over at the CMP too.
     
  11. Quiet

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    C&R MG still require an approved Form 4 and $200 tax stamp.

    After BATFE approval, the C&R MG can be shipped direct to a 03-FFL, instead of needing to be transfered through a FFL/SOT dealer.
     
  12. Sunray

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    "...rules and requirements vary from State to State..." Federal rules, as I recall. Buckets of paperwork too.
    "...does having a Curio license allow you to purchase fully automatic weapons..." Not if your State doesn't allow Class 3.
    "...you can not buy a machine gun after 86..." Nope. No registering one that wasn't registered prior to then though. Read the law.
     
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