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Old January 9, 2017, 02:27 AM   #1
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Any point to C&R?

My C&R licence expired years ago. Right about when the WW2 toys were drying up. Will there ever be another (non Mosin) group of rifles imported? Is it worth getting it again?

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Old January 9, 2017, 07:50 AM   #2
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That's up to you. I have had a C&R for over 6 years now and have purchased 1 rifle on it. Finances changed so collecting went to the far back burner. I basically keep it now for the parts discounts and for just in case something comes along
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Old January 9, 2017, 10:18 AM   #3
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mooreshawnm,
I see that you are in WA. There is something more important to consider about getting a C&R in this state than if there will ever be more surplus available.

Since the passing of I-594 last year, C&R transfers are now not exempt from going through an FFL for the buy and sale, background check, and ATF form 4473.

My opinion is that it is a complete waste of time and money as you will gain ZERO benefit from it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 AM   #4
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As far as federal law is concerned, if a gun is 50 years old, or more, it's C&R, so anything made prior to today's date in 1967, or earlier, or can be shipped to a Type 3 C&R FFL holder. But apparently Washington state law, such as mentioned above, trumps federal law. I've never read it, but a Type 3 FFL holder has to log acquisitions and dispositions in a bound book just as any other FFL holder, so it seems the Type 3 FFL could just make the WA required background check call, unless WA law or BATFE says otherwise.
I purchase several C&R guns every year, so it's well worth the $30 every three years for me, rather than paying an additional $25 per transfer to my friendly neighborhood Type 1 FFL holder.

Early Remington M700's, Winchester M70's, Weatherby's, and a host of handguns are C&R eligible under the 50+ year regulation. Fifty years wasn't that long ago...
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The dealer / importer selection has been kind of dried up but there's always auctions. The CMP recognizes the license as one of their requirements to buy from them.

It kind of depends on what you're buying. The hoops you have to jump through aren't too erroneous but I'm not sure I'll renew mine when it expires.
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