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FFL....How do I get one?

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

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  1. Jedi_7.62

    Jedi_7.62 Member

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    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.

    Thanks,
     
  2. dairycreek

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    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;)
     
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    Hkmp5sd Member

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    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

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    ATTENTION GUN NUTS:

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

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

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    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

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    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.

    Jim
     
  8. Jedi_7.62

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    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

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

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    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

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    Go here to read about the Collectors FFL.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios/intro.htm

    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.

    Jim
     
  12. Tharg

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    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...?

    J/Tharg!
     
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