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Curio & Relic FFL Procedure

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 2:02 pm
C&R License Procedure

Get surplus and older C&R firearms sent direct to you without going through a transfer dealer!

Curio and Relics (C&R’s) are firearms of interest to collectors or firearms over 50 years old (such as Mausers, Mosin Nagants, etc.) An individual may apply for a C&R collector’s license from the BATF.

This license allows an individual to purchase and receive C&R eligible firearms shipped directly to their home though mail order, or pick them up, without completing the background checks through an FFL holder.

The license is good for three years and has a fee of $30.00.


•Downlaod the C&R application form 5310.16 7CR here:

https://www.atf.gov/files/forms/downloa ... 310-16.pdf

•Download Alien Compliance form 5330.20 here:

https://www.atf.gov/files/forms/downloa ... 330-20.pdf

•View Q&A about C&R licenses here:


•View C&R regulation handbook here:

https://www.atf.gov/publications/firear ... index.html


The information is also available by calling the BATF at 866-662-2750

A C&R license does NOT permit an individual to “deal” in firearms.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:24 pm
Firearms Curios or Relics List

A regulation implementing Federal firearms laws, 27 CFR Section 478.11, defines C&R firearms as those which are of special interest to collectors by reason of some quality other than is associated with firearms intended for sporting use or as offensive or defensive weapons.

To be recognized as C&R items, 478.11 specifies that firearms must fall within one of the following categories:

1.Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas of such firearms;

2.Firearms which are certified by the curator of a municipal, State, or Federal museum which exhibits firearms to be curios or relics of museum interest; and

3.Any other firearms which derive a substantial part of their monetary value from the fact that they are novel, rare, bizarre, or because of their association with some historical figure, period, or event.

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 (b) or (c) above and wish your item to be listed, you may submit the weapon to the Firearms Technology Branch (FTB) for a formal classification.

Please note that firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) may be classified as C&R items, but still may be subject to the provisions of the NFA. If your C&R item is an NFA firearm (e.g., Winchester Trappers) and you desire removal from the NFA status, you must submit it to FTB for evaluation and a formal classification.

Curio and Relic List – Regular Updates

In our continuing efforts to provide the latest information on firearms added to the ATF Curios or Relics (C&R) List (ATF P 5300.11), we are providing regular C&R List updates. These updates may be accessed under the “Publications” link appearing under Firearms on this Web page:


https://www.atf.gov/publications/firear ... index.html


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