Originally Posted by scld1354
I don't see the explicit requirement that a firearm be at least 50 years old. So then, beginning 1-1-14, a firearm does not have to be at least 50 years old to be eligible as a C&R. This is an excerpt from the BATF:
To be recognized as C&R items, 478.11 specifies that firearms must fall within <i>one</i> of the following categories:
• Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas thereof.
• 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.
• 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.
The PC that Quiet posted, 27966, is the REPLACEMENT for the one I posted
27966 goes into effect in 2014; in 2014, the 50-year exemption goes away - exactly as 27965 says in (b), added by the same bill that added 27966
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2014, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2014, deletes or extends
In 2014, ALL C&R sales must go through a 'regular' FFL, unless the gun is a long gun and the buyer is a C&R licensee with the CA COE.
No one is arguing about BATF's own list and definition. At the moment, until 2014, CA accepts ONLY THE 50 YEAR OLD + SUBSET of C&R long guns as exempt from using an FFL for transfer.