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03-12-2008, 6:42 PM
is it legal for a c&r rifle to be shipped to someone with a c&r license rather than an FFL so that you could save on ffl transfer fees? or are people with c&r licenses allowed only to buy rifles for themselves and not others?

03-12-2008, 8:31 PM
The C&R ffl is for YOU to collect guns. The ATF kind of frowns on you buying guns for other people.

The other side of the coin is that if you have a rifle sent to your address and then buy another of the same kind to improve your collection you are allowed to sell the first rifle. ;)

03-12-2008, 10:04 PM
You can sell a rifle after you get it, with no paperwork. I wouldn't make a habit out of it, or do it as a business or anything that could be remotely construed as a business.

03-12-2008, 10:29 PM
What you have suggested is likely considered to be doing business and thus illegal. The statute only explicitly gives licensees (01) and not collectors (03) the authority to transfer a firearm from out of state to an unlicensed individual in state as part of a transaction. That does not mean that collectors can't dispose of firearms they have bought, so the issue essentially comes down to intent, frequency, and profit.

03-13-2008, 2:56 AM
How does one go about getting his C&R ffl? Just the ATF or is there more involved?

03-13-2008, 4:36 AM
How does one go about getting his C&R ffl? Just the ATF or is there more involved?

Just get the form, fill it out with 30 bucks, send it in to both places, wait a long time, and there you go.

To answer the OPs question, yes it is techincally legal, but if you were to get audited and the see you are aquiring rifle A and disposing of rifle A the next week its going to look like you are doing business and you have a good shot at getting your license pulled.