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Old October 2, 2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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Curio and Relic license anyone?

I understand getting a C&R license allows you to buy Class 3 weapons that are 50 years old (circa 1966 or earlier).
Seems like an easy way, ($30 for 3 years) to reduce the hassle and get a machine gun.

Is this correct?

Anybody have one and any pros / cons?

Thanks.
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Old October 2, 2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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Machine guns are still NFA weapons and you will have to pay the $200 tax and registration.
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Old October 2, 2016, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill. In reading the web page on a gun sales site, it implies the process is much simpler, showing a couple of C&R machine guns, then talking about having to have them shipped to your home.

So if there is a machinegun over 50 years old of interest, is there any advantage to getting a C&R license?
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Old October 3, 2016, 12:31 AM   #4
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The only advantage is that you will probably be able to skip using NFA dealers to ship the machine gun.
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Old October 3, 2016, 01:24 PM   #5
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Bill Deshivs is correct. You can have the gun shipped straight to you and you won't have to pay the NFA dealer's transfer fee.

Most dealers around here charge about $50 for a transfer, so it won't make much difference unless you plan to buy a bunch of NFA wepons.
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Old October 3, 2016, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. It seemed too good to be true, but then it was on the internet.
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Old October 3, 2016, 03:03 PM   #7
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Most dealers around here charge about $50 for a transfer,
If someone has the cash to buy NFA weapons, and extra $50 is not even part of the conversation. That's like someone buying A Bugatti and whining about the cost of premium unleaded gas.
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Old October 13, 2016, 11:39 PM   #8
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There's also the inconvenience of having to wait for another transfer from your local dealer to you. Right now wait times on transfers is about 9 months. Eliminating that wait can be very worthwhile.
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Old December 3, 2016, 09:55 PM   #9
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Having a C&R license gets you a discount from many online dealers & parts dealers.
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Old December 3, 2016, 11:43 PM   #10
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In some areas it is hard to find an NFA dealer, though BATFE can authorize an exception to allow a regular dealer to handle the transaction on a case-by-case basis.

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James K In some areas it is hard to find an NFA dealer, though BATFE can authorize an exception to allow a regular dealer to handle the transaction on a case-by-case basis.
No ATF exception is needed. It just means an additional Form 4 and $200 tax.
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