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I submited my application July 6 and received my C&R license, today, September 5. ATF says for me to expect a packet in the mail in 10 days.
I guess this packet will tell me "do's" and "don't".
I am a first time C&R holder. I respectfully ask experienced holders for advice, suggestions, and information that may not be included in the ATF data packet.
I feel like a kid with a new toy!!!!!!! :hello::1948::banana100::eusa_dance:
Congrats on getting your license. Hopefully, you can keep your vintage firearms "disease" under control! Be sure to have some sort of "bound book" to keep records of your purchases. It doesn't have to be an actual book but you do need to keep accurate records. You can keep records on your computer along with digital photos rather than in hard copy form if you wish. A few things: long guns can be sent via U.S. Mail although some postal clerks will tell you that you can't. Don't send handguns via U.S. Mail, that's not allowed with a C & R licnse. A non-FFL may ship a firearm to an FFL although some FFLs won't accept shipments from C & R holders. Yes, you may buy C & R automatic firearms but you better check your state laws as they may not allow it. Sign up with Midway USA, CAI and other dealers, some will give you a discount on purchases (maybe enough to cover the shipping). Open a bank account to feed your habit. Most of all have fun. Best wishes, Mike
Mike has some good advice. You can buy a bound book form Brownell's (another good place to send a copy of your licence). Or, when you get your C&R Instruction book, they have an example of the page. My wife (she's better at computers than I am) made copies of the page and I put that in a binder. While we are talking copies, DON"T sign your original. Make copies of it and put the original in a safe place. When you buy something, sign one of the copies, write "copy" across it, and send that. I keep a couple of spare copies in the car and in my gun show bag, because ya never know what you're gonna find, and that way it's cash and carry.
One word of warning, it's a licence for collectors. Not a licence to buy stuff for your buddies. You aren't a dealer, so don't take a chance. You can sell an item to "improve" your collection.
Dean (the other one)
I find that having a C&R makes one more accountable. Accountability is not a bad thing. Keeping proper records is a great idea for collectors of all sorts of things, but you are required and accountable for doing so in regards to weapons purchased. Keep in mind that unlike the average Joe who may have purchased a few guns, you could be visited by the ATF for "inspection" purposes by virtue of having a C&R license. From what I can tell, this is a rarety but still quite possible, so for your own sake keep your bound book up to date and the weapons stored in a proper, secure fashion.
Again, all these are all reasonable steps to take as a gun owner/collector, you are just ACCOUNTABLE now for taking them. I bought my first gun safe BECAUSE of my C&R. This is all well worth it when you first see that UPS truck drive up with a nondescript brown box with your name on it.
I write File copy on the lic across some of the writing and also put what that copy is for ex. 1903 SA # XXXX. By writing across the printed writing if it is misplaced by the seller, whiteout will not make a clean blank to copy.
I learned some great advice from everyone. Thanks, gentlemen.
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