I applied for my C&R license

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by CA357, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I applied for my C&R license last week. I don't know how long it takes to process.

    My motivation is the outlandish transfer fees dealers charge to have a firearm shipped here. The cheapest I have found is $65. that breaks down to $25. to the state and $40. to the dealer. And that guy is only open for four hours on Monday and Friday. :rolleyes:

    At the gun shop where I used to work it's $25. plus $100. to the dealer. :eek:

    Those prices make it impossible to get a good deal on a C&R firearm. Retail prices, like everything else in CA are higher than the rest of the Country.

    If I go to a gun show in Reno, Nevada, I have to have a firearm shipped to a dealer here and then I get to pay shipping and the transfer fees.

    With the C&R, I no longer have to put up with that nonsense and can just buy, cash and carry.

    I'll be delighted when I can get to Oregon.
     
  2. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Good news. Let us know how the C&R works out for you. I have thought about getting one also.
     

  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    It can take up to eight weeks to get your C&R in the mail. But, I'm not sure if California is as friendly towards your license status as other states. I assume you checked that out. If you go to a gun show in Reno, I guess you're talking about buying in a private sale, because no gun shop or pawn shop or sporting goods store will sell a California resident any firearm. Not allowed to, you'll see a nifty little firearms map that shows who may and may not buy a pistol or long gun in Nevada. California is listed as "no sales."

    Until your second amendment rights are restored, that's the way it is.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm talking about private sales.

    California really shouldn't have anything to do with the licensing process, the paperwork went to BATFE in Atlanta.

    I would be surprised if it was turned down. I have my "Handgun Safety Permit" from the California D.O.J. which is necessary to purchase a handgun here and a State of Utah non-resident concealed carry permit. If that isn't vetted enough, I don't know what is.
     
  5. canebrake

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    As soon as it arrives make a .jpg of it and send it to MidwayUSA, Brownells.. etc.

    You will then be eligible for dealer pricing.

    It payed for itself in my first order to Midway!

    Do not sign the original, make copies and sign them. Keep one with you when you go to gun shops, Pro Bass Shops, Cabela's or anywhere you think you could get a discount by being a FFL holder.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Oh yea, you MUST keep a record of every purchase and disposition of C&R firearms for BATFE.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Okay Cane. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. gandog56

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    No, No! Don't do it...oops, too late.

    I use to have money in the bank. Then I got my C&R and that took care of THAT problem.:D

    Make sure you send off signed copies to Midway, Graf And Sons, And Numrich. They all have C&R license holder discounts. And since reloading is the only way to make some milsurps affordable (Like my Steyr M95!) I save a ton of money that way. (Or should I say I just don't spend it as fast?)
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Oh no! It's too late Gandog. :eek:
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    CA does treat C&R HANDGUNS differently- rifles and shotguns OK. Yes, you can buy a rifle in Reno- IF it is C&R. You are what is called a "licensed individual".

    DO set yourself up a "bound volume". This is your record of acquired and disposed of firearms. You will get a CD and a packet of info from the BATFE- read it. Make copies of your license, do not sign original. Sign copies as you need them. Keep a copy in your wallet for argets of opportunity. Auctionarms has a c&r category. Kiss yer checking acct balance goo-bye. PS- shipping-rifles/shotguns, no hoo hah. HANDGUNS- 03 C&R CANNOT mail a handgun by US Mail- they left us out of the reg that says dealers and mfgrs. PM me if you have questions. Enjoy. Had mine since 1976.
     
  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    congrats on ya C&R..the polish p-64 pistol is C&R eligible now!....these are great lil shooters...after i got the first one,shot it ''very accurate'' 9x18mak i had to purchase another:)and at 169 bucks you cant go wrong...SOG still has them in stock but they prob want last long:(
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, C&R or not, handguns have to go to an FFL in Commiefornia. Some company's won't even ship a gun to CA.
     
  14. m72law

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    i thought that handguns could be shipped to cali to C&R holders as long as the pistols mag cap. wasnt over 10rds or 9?....well that just sucks!...i'd rather have rifles over handguns anyday;)
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It's just another reason to leave California. The C&R is federal, so it will be good in Oregon which is apparently still part of the United States. California is damn near being a despotic third world country.
     
  16. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Yup! Some parts of it!! :D

    Congrats CA..... What is a C&R??
     
  17. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It's a "Curio & Relic" collectors license. It essentially allows the licensee to purchase C&R firearms without going through an FFL. Essentially C&R pertains to most firearms over fifty years old.

    Here's some info from Wikipedia Dune:

    Federal Firearms License - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  18. pagj17

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    Haha counting the days... 254 still.

    My question is, can I walk into say big 5, and walk out with a Mosin, Garand or other such beauty?
     
  19. c3shooter

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    Well, DUH! Ya gotta PAY THEM for it!:p

    But yes, you can. It is a transfer from one FFL (theirs) to another (yours) The 03 C&R IS a FFL. Matter of fact, I just did that. The sum total of the paperwork is: Take a copy of my license out of my wallet, sign it, hand it to them along with my ID, and payment. Take rifle. Go home. Enter data on rifle in my "bound volume".

    Most fun an old man can have for $30 that does not involve a risk of catching something embarassing. That is the fee for a 3 year license.
     
  20. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    Damn age limit:(
    I'm pretty sure it's the most fun I can have with out having to worry about one or two lines;)
    Soon as i turn 21, C&R, Mosin, Garand, and a rock island commander:), heck yeah!
    EDIT: Even if I am gonna have to wait for the RIA