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November 28, 2008, 08:37 PM
I just sent off for the paperwork for a C&R FFL. Just wondering if anyone knows the laws concerning C&R machine guns:

Do you still have to pay the $200 tax stamp?

Do you still have to go through the whole NFA process: background check, fingerprints, months of waiting, LEO signature, etc?

Can you get a machine gun for less money if it's a C&R?

Can they ship it directly to your house?

November 28, 2008, 08:52 PM
Can you get a machine gun for less money if it's a C&R?

Go price a MG08 on a Sledge...or even better...a Vickers :)

WildtimetogohomeAlaska TM

M3 Pilot
November 28, 2008, 09:30 PM
I think the answers are yes,yes,no,yes. Not as sure of the last ans. as I am of the 1st three.

James K
November 29, 2008, 12:59 PM
Once the Form 4 paperwork is completed and approved, a C&R machine gun (say an M1928 Thompson SMG) can be shipped or delivered interstate directly to a C&R licensee; there is no need to go through a Class 3 dealer in the buyer's state.

Within a state, the gun can be delivered or shipped directly to anyone, again once Form 4 approval is obtained. No dealer is needed (unless some state law says otherwise).


November 29, 2008, 02:40 PM
I think the answers are yes,yes,no,yes.

I agree with M3 Pilot

November 30, 2008, 02:33 AM
A full auto firearm that is on the C&R list allows you to purchase it across state lines... so you do not have to do two transfers... other than that all NFA laws allapy...

December 2, 2008, 01:15 PM

December 22, 2008, 01:44 AM
If I'm reading this correctly...
A WWII vintage M2 .50 BMG would fall under the C&R list??

James K
December 22, 2008, 06:50 PM
Yes, under the 50-year rule.

Lotsa luck!!!


December 22, 2008, 08:52 PM
I was curious because I worked for a guy about 16 years ago who was restoring some M2's for military musuems at the time. They had to be 100% so we got to test fire them before shipping them off. I just remember him saying he had a class 3 FFL which was all he needed at the time so now I what he was talking about... altho he let it lapse because he was being hit with a $600 renewal fee.. so maybe it wasn't a FFL 03..?