View Full Version : Colt Officer's Model from 1905. Do I have to use a dealer?

Wyatt Burp
09-25-2009, 4:24 PM
I have a Colt O.M. 38 Special made in 1905. Someone told me I don't have to go through an FFL dealer to sell it because it's over 100 years old. Is that true? I can just hand it to a guy and take his money? Or do I need a C&R dealer? I bought it at a gunshop about five years ago and did DROS, waiting period, etc. Thanks for any help

09-25-2009, 4:39 PM
In CA you have to go thru an 01FFL -

09-25-2009, 4:42 PM
In CA, if it was a long gun you wouldn't have to use a dealer. But since it's a pistol and not pre-1898, you must go through a dealer.

It is a C&R, so it's at least exempt from the roster.

09-25-2009, 4:44 PM
There is no such thing as a licensed C&R "Dealer". There are licensed C&R "Collectors". In any case, ANY handgun made after 1898 must go through a 01FFL with a few exceptions. So, if you sell it without DROSing it to him, you both would become instant criminals! BTW, until 1998 his info was good about the over 100 year old thing.