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Old October 21, 2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Importing with C&R

In another thread about C&R:
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Also he can also import the gun himself if it's outside the USA.
I must have missed this somewhere. Anyone able to point me to the rules on this?
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Old October 22, 2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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The application form has to be filled in and submitted for approval. Not a quick process, but AFAIK the only legal way to go.

http://www.atf.gov/files/forms/downl...-f-5330-3a.pdf

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Old October 24, 2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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A Federal firearms licensee other than an importer, may make an occasional
importation of sporting firearms or ammunition
(excluding surplus military)
for
himself or an unlicensed person in the licensee's State
So, a C&R will allow me to even if a regular FFL can not import surplus firearms?
What I have in mind is not surplus, so I guess that doesn't matter, but I did not think a C&R would allow me to import.

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I think I must be misunderstanding something.
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Old October 24, 2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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I think it would still have to be a C&R firearm. 50 years old or listed in the book.
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Old October 24, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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But as long as it is C&R no one here disagrees I am able to import?
I will still check with ATFE, but I don't want to seem like an idiot when I call.
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Old October 25, 2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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INHO, that statement should be read as "The holder of an importer license imports firearms in the normal course of business and knows all the rules about doing that. FFL holders who are not importers may occasionally import sporting type firearms, but not surplus military arms. C&R licensees can only import C&R items, since that is the only type of firearms their licenses are valid for."

If the firearm is milsurp, I suggest contacting BATFE. I see no reason the type of gun should be different between an importer and a dealer or collector who imports occasionally. I wonder if that exception is obsolete.

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