10-26-2008, 8:11 AM
What does C&R stand for? Thanks
10-26-2008, 8:22 AM
Curio & Relic: basically anything over 50 years old
10-26-2008, 12:13 PM
And here is the long version from the Code of Federal Regulations...
§ 478.11 Meaning of terms.
Curios or relics.
Firearms 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 curios or relics, firearms must fall within one of the following categories:
(a) Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas thereof;
(b) 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
(c) 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. Proof of qualification of a particular firearm under this category may be established by evidence of present value and evidence that like firearms are not available except as collector's items, or that the value of like firearms available in ordinary commercial channels is substantially less.
(Editor's Note: ATF Publication 5300.11, Firearms Curios and Relics List, consists of lists of those firearms determined to be curios or relics from 1972 to the present.)
So section (a) above declares all firearms over 50 years old to be C&R.
Firearms that are determined to be C&R based on sections (b) and (c) above are listed in a special book put out by BATFE. (ATF Publication 5300.11) You can also see all of those firearms listed on BATFE's web site...
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