View Full Version : Just sent off my application for C&R

July 17, 2012, 02:26 PM
Decided to expand my WWII collection and not seeing much around me (odd for being "the Home of the Airborne") I figured that $30 for 3 years is better than $20+ transfers for each weapon. I got to thinking today. Since C&Rs are weapons that are 50 years old, won't every fully transferable NFA weapon technically become a C&R in 2018? I read someplace that the designation had to do with the registration, but a STEN wasn't 50 in '68 nor in '86.

July 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
well they charged my debit card on july 7th. let see how long this takes us.

July 17, 2012, 10:50 PM
I dont follow you on the 2018 thing?

Also, just put the thought out of your mind. Try to completely forget you applied, so the wait won't feel as long.

July 18, 2012, 01:10 AM
Yes, NFA weapons can (and some already do) qualify for C&R, but you still have to do the NFA paperwork and pay the taxes. It gets you the ability to buy out of state without having to go through a local dealer, same as with any other firearm.

Don P
July 18, 2012, 10:16 AM
If the ATF follows the time frame when I got my C&R about a year ago it took 23 days from mail out to C&R in the home mail box

July 18, 2012, 11:34 AM
Took two months+ to get mine this year

July 18, 2012, 12:43 PM
I'm just passing the time by stashing away money. Figure if I don't use my "allowance" for a while, the wife won't be too upset when I want to buy something.

Re: 2018 - C&R guns are those that are 50 years old or more. 1968 was when the last full transferable MG was registered, thus all will be 50 y/o in 2018. In reality, it means saving $100 on a $multi-thousand weapon, but having it delivered to your house is kind of nice. I bought my Sten back in 2000 from a dealer that was 4 hours away, so I ended up having to drive quite a bit to get the gun when the Form 4 came back.

July 18, 2012, 05:47 PM
I thought the Mg registry closed in 86?

July 19, 2012, 07:52 AM
Not for fully transferables. '86 is the dividing line (May I think) for "dealer samples". SOTs can keep the pre-86 guns when they give up their license, but must sell the post-86. That's why both classes are relatively cheap. Non-licensees can only own fully transferables (pre-68).

July 24, 2012, 07:54 AM
well mine came in yesterday july 23, so 16 days from billing to my mailbox

July 26, 2012, 09:14 PM
and the 8 dollar package with all the papers and cd came in today.

July 27, 2012, 12:30 PM
That's awesome. Hopefully mine is as fast. Got several rifles picked out.

July 27, 2012, 06:23 PM
im curious to if the entire sheet is the license or only the business sized area they tell you to cut out is

July 27, 2012, 06:40 PM
The top portion is the license. The small card in the bottom left is just a reference.

July 27, 2012, 07:31 PM
thank you

August 1, 2012, 11:55 AM
Mine arrived today! Pretty quick turn around from the ATF.

August 1, 2012, 01:16 PM
good for us. ive been accepted by most of the online people already with the exception of Century.

August 1, 2012, 04:00 PM
Is there an updated list of distributors to send it to? 50% of the companies listed on the one I found are closed.

August 1, 2012, 04:40 PM
i just googled






and found this website seems to have decent prices for ammo but havent given them, or know if they take my license

but aim and sog seem to have best prices

August 1, 2012, 07:31 PM
I bought 6000 rounds last week between AIM Surplus, Ammoman, and The Armory. Created a spreadsheet that showed price per round.

August 1, 2012, 07:42 PM
who had the best?

August 1, 2012, 08:05 PM
Depends on what you want. Here's what I found:
Aim Surplus: .30 Carbine, .303 British, 8mm Mauser, and 6.5 Swede
Ammoman: .30-06
The Armory:7.62x54R

That's 1K rounds from Aim for each, 1080 from Ammoman, and 880 from the Armory.

August 5, 2012, 12:50 PM
SG ammo seems to have pretty decent prices.