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Old November 2, 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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When to renew C&R?

So, my C&R expires in September 2014. WHEN should I start the process? I'm thinking February '14 at the latest - just in case. Would the ATF reject my app if filed too early???
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Old November 2, 2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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They have always sent me a renewal notice. I just send everything in ASAP after getting the notice. Has worked fine for 4 renewals so far.
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Old November 2, 2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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^^ Yep, they will remind you, usually a couple months before it expires.
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Old November 13, 2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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Let it expire; re-apply a few months later.
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Old November 13, 2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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My renewal took about 15 days, I think I had to live with an expired license for 3 days, then the renewal showed up with initiation date of the day after the old one expired.
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Old November 14, 2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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So, my C&R expires in September 2014. WHEN should I start the process? I'm thinking February '14 at the latest - just in case. Would the ATF reject my app if filed too early???
My renewal arrived roughly 3 months before the license was to expire
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Old January 22, 2014, 12:47 PM   #7
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"Let it expire"?

Let it expire; re-apply a few months later.
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Old January 22, 2014, 02:42 PM   #8
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There is no requirement to do anything with your bound book once your license lapses. Some people like doing this because it is essentially a reset button for your records.

License expires, you no longer have a requirement to keep records. New license, you are not required to log firearms you owned prior to becoming licensed, so you can start fresh with a new book.
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Old January 23, 2014, 07:02 AM   #9
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There is no requirement to do anything with your bound book once your license lapses. Some people like doing this because it is essentially a reset button for your records.

License expires, you no longer have a requirement to keep records. New license, you are not required to log firearms you owned prior to becoming licensed, so you can start fresh with a new book.
Yeah, maybe, assuming there is no issue getting it reissued. I'm sure the ATF would take a dim view of this practice. The other downside is that you have to go through an FFL for everything while the license is expired.
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Old January 25, 2014, 08:21 AM   #10
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I just got my renewal notice last week- for a license that expires 4/1.
Plenty of notice.

Scary part was I nearly threw it out as junk mail without opening it!

Very discreet envelope...
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Old February 2, 2014, 12:43 AM   #11
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My renewal took about 15 days, I think I had to live with an expired license for 3 days, then the renewal showed up with initiation date of the day after the old one expired.

Yep. I was thinking that I had an issue and then my renewal showed up stating that my license had been active all along, I just didn't have the paper.
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