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    Boolit Buddy 444ttd's Avatar
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    Jun 2019

    c&r license?

    i've been thinking about getting a c&r license. i like old rifles, preferably the 91 - 98 mausers, but i'll take the swedes, springfield armory, mannlicher and whatever else. my complaint is the fees that the ffl charges. the fee is $20-50 per rifle(1898 and up). i found a guy that has the ffl and he charges $20 per rifle. i could do the c&r for $30 for 3 years, instead of $20 per rifle.

    i know i'll have to get a book to record the rifles i buy. https://smile.amazon.com/BookFactory...s%2C160&sr=8-3

    one question that i have is this........

    i have a 98 mauser that was built in 1944. it has an original barrel but it was d&t to put on a redfield aperture sight. its stock is not the original, but its a fajen or bishop stock. the rifle serial numbers are all the same. i paid $20 to the ffl dealer (also i paid $120 for the rifle). is it a c&r license rifle?
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    Boolit Master pietro's Avatar
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    Quote: https://www.atf.gov/firearms/curios-relics

    Firearms automatically attain C&R status when they are 50 years old. Any firearm that is at least 50 years old, and in its original configuration, would qualify as a C&R firearm. It is not necessary for such firearms to be listed in ATF's C&R list. Therefore, ATF does not generally list firearms in the C&R publication by virtue of their age. However, if you wish for a classification of your particular firearm under categories 1 or 2 above and wish your item to be listed, you may submit the weapon to the Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD) for a formal classification.

    Since your rifle is not in it's original configuration, IMO it won't qualify for C&R status - but, respectfully, it's also IMO that you should contact BATF directly about a mistake that could cost you dearly, and not rely on internet interpretations of Federal Law.

    Last edited by pietro; 03-03-2020 at 11:10 AM.
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    Boolit Master

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    Jan 2009
    Lenore, WV
    I have seen people sell similar rifles using C&R license. The law is grey when a firearm crosses the line.

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