Again I think this says it all:Chuck S said:Every firearm over 50 years old is a C&R. ATF considers the part of the firearm containing the serial number to be THE firearm, the rest of the parts is just parts. Period. To be redundant, there is no such thing as a "frame" regulated by ATF, only firearms and the part with the serial number is the firearm. Only its age counts.
This means "frames" over 50 years old are C&R too.
A "National Match" M1911 built on a firearm built in 1955 or earlier is 50 years old and is a Curio and Relic.
Johnny, thanks for the clarity on the NM pistols. I was once told since they were modified from their original configuration by SA or RIA they no longer qualified as C&R weapons. Bad info or interpertation I rekon, and I have encountered some folks who treat them as FFL items. I was aware strpped frames and receivers were FFL items, since I purchased an M1 Carbine reciever from Numrich Arms some years back. Thanks again.Johnny Peppers said:On C&R military weapons, it is considered C&R as long as it is in it's original configuration. Break a C&R military rifle like the 1903 Springfield down to just the receiver, and it must be transferred on regular FFL, or if the rifle has been sporterized extensively it becomes a FFL transfer. Most modifications to C&R weapons done by the military (like the Springfield NM pistols) still retain their C&R stature.