just out of curiosity how does anyone know how long it usually takes to get approved for a C&R license?
There is paperwork to keep and as FTF mentioned the C&R is for mainly military firearms in their issued condition. But part of the benefit is that you do not have to pay and FFL and the firearm can be shipped directly to your home. While I am not saying this is the end all be all, it is a good way to purchase and transfer firearms that you would like to collect.I had always thought about getting a C&R license, but I was wondering about what kind of paperwork has to be done, recordkeeping type things. I have a FFL here that does transfers for $20 for me, so it might not be worth it when I get them done so cheap.
32 Magnum, I have no doubt that you are right and I should have used better terminology. I was referencing "mainly" because of my use and all the people I know (because we are military afirearms collectors) who use the C&R. Bad choice of descriptors.C&R is NOT exclusively or MAINLY for military firearms - it covers any and all firearms that fall within the guidelines that I listed in a previous posting.
When I had my C&R active - I purchased over 150 "civilian" type firearms through on line gun auction sites.