GUN Mailing off my C&R application today...

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  1. Sorny

    Sorny New Member

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    How long does it normally take to get your license? I figured about 2-3 months :( Can't wait to pickup some C&R guns without having to deal with my asshole local FFL that charges like $40+ for a xfer.


    UPDATE! GOT IT!!

    Mailed off application Tuesday, September 29
    Checked cashed by ATF Friday, October 2nd
    C&R received via mail Thursday, December 10th
     
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  2. Sorny

    Sorny New Member

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    I was taking mine to my city police chief (since I live in the city limits)... did I already fuck something up? :wtc: I was just going to hand deliver it there since they're just like 1/2 mile from where I work.
     
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    Awesome! Thank You! Going to mail mine with the letter. I was afraid that if I took the application to the station they'd just look at me like I was stupid because i live in a small town and they've probably not had too many of these come through.
     
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    sending mine off this week too!
     
  5. Soybomb

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    Its your money to burn but I don't see any reason to use certified mail.

    Speed depends in part on where you live and the work load for the people responsible for that area. You need a k31 :big grin:
     
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    it was quick, about 2 weeks for me. In fact, it took longer to get the forms and to actually get the license.

    good news about the C&R, but sorry for your wallet! The license makes it too easy to pick up fun stuff. I've had mine for maybe 3 months and have picked up:

    two m1 carbines (IBM and Underwood)
    two 1903a3 (one remington and one smith corona)
    Winchester 1917 "Enfield"
    two Moisin Nagant M44 (kept the 1944, sold the 1945)
    Finn Hex Receiver B Barrel 91/30
    CMP Service Grade Garand (SA 1945)

    My current operating model is two pick up two: one to shoot, one to collect. Still looking for a really nice WW2 era Garand for the collection.
     
  7. Sorny

    Sorny New Member

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    I typed in C&R on gunbroker.com the other day and was like OH MY GOD... Some bad ass C&R guns on there like some of those old Star 1911 clones :) I also plan on getting one of those $200ish Makarovs.
     
  8. thegooch

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    C&R license. the most expensive $30 you'll ever spend.
     
  9. Soybomb

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    Oh and this will catch me heat from C&R crew but be careful with your buying. Its pretty easy to wind up with a safe full of guns you never shoot or don't even like when you can just clickclickclick and have them shipped to your door.

    I know I kind of went nuts shooting mine but in the long run didn't wind up that thrilled with my own surplus of 60 year old half accurate rifles that all took different flavors of ammo. Shooting the AR is just plain old a lot more fun for me so I got rid of most of my milsurp. Although I did just buy a m44. That might be lighting/home decor though.
     
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    I only plan using mine for an M1, and 2 silencers.:o
     
  11. Jurisbot Esq.

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    say what? :confused:
     
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    What? In MO you need an FFL to purchase shhh cans
     
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    C&R allows you to do that? I thought it was only for older weapons.
     
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    This.
     
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    In MO you need some sort of FFL to possess any NFA items.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    I'm kind of afraid of this... I've already been looking around at c&r guns and have seen like 8-10 things I "must" have. The only reason I have only 6 guns right now is because of the hassle of buying and paying FFL fees. But, the good thing is, I really have little desire for most of the old C&R rifles. They're neat but unless they're dirt cheap I don't care for most of them. I've got my eye on a couple of pistols like the Makarov and an old Star 1911 clone and some old wheel guns.
     
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    Pick a couple common calibers and stick with them.

    E.g., 7.62x54r and 8mm, that gets you lots of Mosins (Commie, Imperial, Chinese, Polish, Finnish, etc) K98s, Gews, Hakims, Yugo Mausers, etc.

    For example, it seems like a lot of people buy M95s because they are very beautiful little inexpensive carbines, but then you spend your retirement trying to find 8x56r ammo and cllips to actually shoot it.
     
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    I think your love for the dirt cheap ones will wane after a while too. Woo a shittily constructed worn out 70 year old gun. It was cheap though. When I thinned out my collection I sold all the c&r's except my k31s because they were build well and shooters, which to me made them the only ones to keep.
     
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    I'm a newb so hear me out....I'm just getting into firearms, does this license allow you to purchase them at a cheaper price or something? What is the main benefit?
     
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    I think it might let you bypass an FFL, but i'm not really sure.
     
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    Nvm I just googled it.

    It let's you bypass an FFL if it's 50yrs or older
     
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    or a weapon less than 50 years old that has been added to the C&R list anyway like the sks, cz82, etc
     
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    UPDATE: The ATF cashed my check and its already been returned to my bank (just checked my account online)! :bowdown: Maybe I'll have my FFL next week or the week after! Already start setting aside some money for some must haves.
     
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    The ATF cashes your check as soon as they get it, don't get your hopes up :hs:
     

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