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Posted: 12/16/2005 8:13:33 AM EDT
Just wondering.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:14:47 AM EDT
Yes.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:16:34 AM EDT
In my first order of six rifles the license more than paid for the fee and bookkeeping materials.

My "state" has 8.25% sales tax, a $14 Dealer's Record of Sale fee, and a 10-day wait for all firearms. The C&R FFL exempts me from all of that AND dealer markups. All I have to pay in exchange for the privilege is S&H and the minor hassle of keeping a bound book.

If you like C&R firearms and are even slightly serious about accumulating them, it's worth it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:16:52 AM EDT
I found it pretty easy to do. The Curio market is pretty dry right now, but the smile when guns are delivered right to your door is worth it.

I think I will order a 91-30, K31 & a Russian revolver today.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:18:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
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I think I will order a 91-30, K31 & a Russian revolver today.



Do it! I bought myself a Luger for Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:19:36 AM EDT
Yes, and it's not a hassle.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:27:34 AM EDT
What hassel?

If you cannot handle the process to get a C&R license you had better skip the tough things in life like getting a library card.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:32:13 AM EDT
It's easy. The only thing you have to do that takes any effort is wait.
Definitely worth doing.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:35:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
What hassel?

If you cannot handle the process to get a C&R license you had better skip the tough things in life like getting a library card.



+1000
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:36:01 AM EDT
I let mine expire.

It was nice while I had it though. The discounts at places like brownells.com were good.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:46:01 AM EDT
I didn't think it was a hassle at all. Trying to figure out my car insurance was a LOT worse. As has been said though, the C+R market is pretty dry as of late.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:52:47 PM EDT
Very little hassle, very worth it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By SS109:
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I think I will order a 91-30, K31 & a Russian revolver today.



Do it! I bought myself a Luger for Christmas.



I wish a company made "new" lugers. I just want one to shoot and all I could find was beat one with outragous prices
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By SS109:
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I think I will order a 91-30, K31 & a Russian revolver today.



Do it! I bought myself a Luger for Christmas.



I wish a company made "new" lugers. I just want one to shoot and all I could find was beat one with outragous prices



Forget that idea.

Nobody could build a working Luger today for what you will pay for a decent C&R one.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:05:58 PM EDT
With modern C&C machines, why not?

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:08:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 1:43:34 PM EDT by walttx]
Yes its worth it ,but you will spend more money.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:09:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:
With modern C&C machines, why not?




A Luger is a very complex and precise pistol it could be built but would be very expensive. Think about what you pay for a new Sig which is a much less complex design and then double that maybe more.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:10:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
With modern C&C machines, why not?




A Luger is a very complex and precise pistol it could be built but would be very expensive. Think about what you pay for a new Sig which is a much less complex design and then double that maybe more.



Yeah, but most of the work could automated these days. With very tight tolerances.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:11:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 1:12:59 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
With modern C&C machines, why not?




A Luger is a very complex and precise pistol it could be built but would be very expensive. Think about what you pay for a new Sig which is a much less complex design and then double that maybe more.



Yeah, but most of the work could automated these days. With very tight tolerances.



Take apart a 1911 and a Luger then examine what you have on the table AND then think about what you pay for a quality 1911 TODAY. The Luger is going to be much more costly to produce than the 1911.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:20:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
With modern C&C machines, why not?




A Luger is a very complex and precise pistol it could be built but would be very expensive. Think about what you pay for a new Sig which is a much less complex design and then double that maybe more.



Yeah, but most of the work could automated these days. With very tight tolerances.



Take apart a 1911 and a Luger then examine what you have on the table AND then think about what you pay for a quality 1911 TODAY. The Luger is going to be much more costly to produce than the 1911.



There still would be a market for it. And with modern manufacuring, it shouldn't be more than $1300 for one. The last decent luger I found was $1100 and 50 years old.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:21:30 PM EDT
Yes, because they are really not much of a hassle.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:27:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
With modern C&C machines, why not?




A Luger is a very complex and precise pistol it could be built but would be very expensive. Think about what you pay for a new Sig which is a much less complex design and then double that maybe more.



Yeah, but most of the work could automated these days. With very tight tolerances.



Take apart a 1911 and a Luger then examine what you have on the table AND then think about what you pay for a quality 1911 TODAY. The Luger is going to be much more costly to produce than the 1911.



There still would be a market for it. And with modern manufacuring, it shouldn't be more than $1300 for one. The last decent luger I found was $1100 and 50 years old.



A decent modern Luger, produced to exact specs would be running at least 2500+
There is no such thing as a decent repro gun, they will always fall short of the original.
Repro M1 carbines, Repro 1911s, Repro M1 garands - none of them stack up.
The QC for the military in those days, combined with mfg methods, is such that it would be insanely pricey today.
Hell - those cheap Mauser surplus rifles are far better than any Remington/Winchester/etc that you will find on the market today.

The first 50 years of this century was the golden era of gun making.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:33:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:
There still would be a market for it. And with modern manufacuring, it shouldn't be more than $1300 for one. The last decent luger I found was $1100 and 50 years old.



You can find nice Lugers for well under $1000... look around.

That 50 year old Luger will last many lifetimes if taken care of.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 1:36:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
There still would be a market for it. And with modern manufacuring, it shouldn't be more than $1300 for one. The last decent luger I found was $1100 and 50 years old.



You can find nice Lugers for well under $1000... look around.

That 50 year old Luger will last many lifetimes if taken care of.



Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places because I haven't yet.

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 2:47:30 PM EDT
I just bought a very nice 1923 commercial for $450 last month.

Bargains are still out there.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:21:23 PM EDT
Your first order to midway or brownells will pay for the meager fee. Well worth it.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:31:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Tannim:
There still would be a market for it. And with modern manufacuring, it shouldn't be more than $1300 for one. The last decent luger I found was $1100 and 50 years old.



You can find nice Lugers for well under $1000... look around.

That 50 year old Luger will last many lifetimes if taken care of.



Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places because I haven't yet.






Gun broker, I saw a few under $900
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:00:43 PM EDT
what hassle you fil out some simple forms and cut ATF a check?
unless you mean keepin a bound book of your C&R's thats easy.

the savings are well worth it thu.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:09:49 PM EDT
It's easy to do and definitely worth it. It only costs $30 and you don't even have to get the Chief LEO to sign off on it anymore.
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