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Does anyone have a good explanation of the difference between and FFL, C&R, and a Class 3 license?

I am starting to get confused on which are the same, which are different, and what each one does....

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NaturalSelector, here is the basic breakdown of the classes (and a few others) that you asked about:


FFL - Federal Firearms License - licensed by the federal government to deal in "over-the-counter" guns; pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc. all semi-auto and non-NFA* weapons. the only dealers who can buy from manufacturers. have to follow all federal, state, and local regulations as to the sale of firearms. only people that can do interstate transfers.

C&R - Curios & Relics - "special" status to rare, antique guns, and holders can by-pass normal FFL's for this type of gun.

Class III - dealing with NFA regulated weapons. basically full-autos, shotguns w/ barrels less than 18", rifles with bbls less than 16 1/2", long guns w/ an overall length of less than 26" (Randy Weaver's "crime") , and suppressors (silencers). a $200 tax stamp (and a $()!7-ton of paperwork) must be paid for EACH CIII mod, for EACH transfer. some parts are considered "firearms" under this category; an auto-sear for an AR, (just) a bbl w/ a length less than 16 1/2" may also fall in this category. fender washers or rubber tubing can also fall under this category and you can be charged with a federal firearms violation for their possession if a govt agent hasn't gotten laid in quite a while.

SOT - Special Occupation Taxpayer - a special category for people who deal in CIII weapons for police depts and the govt (who don't pay the tax on their weapons). a SOT pays a yearly fee to deal in this class, instead of paying a per transfer fee. may or may not also deal in DD

DD - Destructive Devices - explosives and guns with a bore diameter of greater than .50 cal

*National Firearms Act of 1934 - law that established CIII weapons and it illegal to own or transfer them w/o paying the $200 fee. upheld in US v Miller 1939 (case in which the defense attorney for Mr Miller, a transient moonshiner, didn't even bother to file a brief to SCOTUS for his pro bono client)

NaturalSelector, hoped this helped!
chris
 

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There are 9 types of Federal Firearms Licenses. Here is the list from the BATFE web site:



Type 01 -
DEALER in firearms other than destructive devices.
(includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities, and National
Firearms Act (NFA) weapons.)

18 U.S.C 923(a)(3)(B)

Fee:

$ 200.00 for the first three (3) years.
$ 90.00 on renewal.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 02 -
PAWNBROKER in firearms other than destructive devices.
(includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities, and National
Firearms Act (NFA) weapons.)

18 U.S.C 923(a)(3)(B)

Fee:

$ 200.00 for the first three (3) years.
$ 90.00 on renewal.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 03 -
COLLECTOR OF CURIOS AND RELICS.
(pertains exclusively to firearms classified as curios and relics, and it's purpose is to facilitate a personal collection. It is NOT a license to buy and sell curios and relics.

18 U.S.C 923(b)

Fee:

$ 30.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 CR (5310.16)
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Type 06 -
MANUFACTURER OF AMMUNITION FOR FIREARMS
other than ammunition for destructive devices or armor piercing ammunition.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(1)(C)

Fee:

$ 30.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 07 -
MANUFACTURER OF FIREARMS other than destructive devices.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(1)(B)

Fee:

$ 150 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 08 -
IMPORTER OF FIREARMS other than destructive devices
or AMMUNITION FOR FIREARMS other than destructive devices, or ammunition other than armor piercing ammunition.

NOTE: Importers of handguns and rifles MUST register with ATF under the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act. Contact the Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch at (202) 927-8320 for further information on registration.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(2)(B)

Fee:

$ 150.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 09 -
DEALER IN DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(3)(A)

Fee:

$ 3,000.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 10 -
MANUFACTURER OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AMMUNITION
FOR DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES OR ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(1)(A)

Fee:

$ 3,000.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
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Type 11 -
IMPORTER OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES, AMMUNITION FOR
DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES OR ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION.

18 U.S.C 923(a)(2)(A)

Fee:

$ 3,000.00 for three (3) years.
Application: ATF Form 7 (5310.12)
 

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Thanks you guys...
Y'all are awsome :) :D
 
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