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Old 01-14-2011, 13:36   #1
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C&R License benefits

Hello Forum members,
I have not been a collector of C&R firearms before but am interested to begin a collection and explore the possibility of applying for a C&R license. What are the tangible benefits of having a license? Are there benefits beyond the obvious benefit of buying/selling from home and not needing an FFL for C&R firearms (like discounts for conventional ammo or other firearms-related products like parts)?
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C&r

Aside from being able to have firearms shipped to your home. With the cost of a typical transfer costing as much as C&R for 3 years it's hard to pass up. Some dealers will offer you a discount since the paperwork is easier vs a typical customer.

The only drawback is that you have to keep a log book. You could be required to submit to a inspection by an ATF agent. You won't be inspected near as often as a Class 1 dealer.

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Thanks. Log book not a big deal, I'm good at admin. I read that MidwayUSA will consider C&R licensees as "dealers" and offer discounts on normal purchases. What % discount would that be?
Also, I am interested in C&R military shotguns. Can someone steer me to something I can read that would run me through the topic?
Thanks again and in advance for everyone's advice.
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I think Brownell's offers that discount too.

Had I gotten a C&R years ago I could have saved enough on transfer fees to buy at least another Mosin. But until a couple years ago, a fellow with a small shop close to where I lived offered amazingly low transfer fees. I'd buy some ammo there just to try to help keep him in business because it was so convenient and the transfers so cheap. Of course that was too good to last and he closed shop. Now I've found another FFL who offers ten dollar transfers, and I keep telling myself I don't need any more guns anyway (heresy, I know). I think that for anyone interested in surplus firearms, getting a C&R will nearly always look like the right choice, in retrospect.
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C&R info:
Collecting and Shooting the Military Surplus Rifle (2006) - Surplusrifle.com
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Really? Done deal then!
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