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Anyone got a ATF C&R license?
I have been trying to get a ATF C&R license. I have filled out the ATF form (2 copies as requested), included a personal check ($30.00) and included a short letter. I sent the forms to The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Dallas, Texas. I also sent a copy to the Fairfax Co Police Chief.
The ATF envelop comes back opened with a staple to close it back up. The letter is marked Closed RG, Return to Sender Refused. I have done this twice. :shocked:
What is my mistake? :sad:
You're sending to the wrong place it needs to go to Atlanta office I don't have the exact address but I'm sure someone will jump on here with it...
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and explosives
National Licensing center
2600 Century Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Got my license last week. Took about a month and a half.
What is an ATF C&R license?
A special type of FFL is available to individual collectors of curio or relic (C&R) firearms. C&R firearms are defined in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478.11 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." An application for a C&R FFL is filed using ATF Form 7CR.
To be recognized by ATF as a C&R firearm, a firearm must fall into at least one of the following three categories:
1) Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas thereof;
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. 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.
Examples of C&R firearms are most manually-operated and semi-automatic firearms used by a military force prior to 1946. This includes most firearms used by the warring nations in World Wars I and II. However, the firearm must normally also be in its original configuration in order to retain the C&R designation, so for example, an unaltered Mauser Kar98k rifle used by the German Army in World War II would be considered as a C&R firearm, while the same rifle having been "sporterized" with a new stock and finish would generally not be considered a C&R firearm. This is an ambiguous point in how the license is currently administered. As long as the receiver(the part of the firearm that is regulated by the BATFE) is over 50 years old the firearm technically qualifies as a Curio & Relic. Individual license holders Interpret this different with some abiding by the 50 year old rule and some by only accepting what is on the list published by BATFE and BATFE only replies with the above 3 criteria for eligibility when inquiries have been made. Certain automatic weapons have been designated as C&R firearms, and although a C&R FFL can be used to acquire these as well, they are also subject to the controls imposed by the National Firearms Act of 1934. ATF maintains a current list  of approved C&R firearms on its website.
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