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  • Should we have an Antique weapons forum?

    • YES

      Votes: 9 56.3%
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    texcross

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    Someone suggested we add a Curio & Relic section for the discussion of the older sporting and military surplus arms? Thoughts?

    Not trying to overload the site, rather taking a members idea and seeing what everyone else thinks :)

    THANKS!
     

    Sam Colt

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    Folks might want to take to putting C&R in those thread titles for a time to see how popular the topic is. I'm not sure how those discussions are different from any other rifle and pistol threads, though.
     

    Mikeinhistory

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    Folks might want to take to putting C&R in those thread titles for a time to see how popular the topic is. I'm not sure how those discussions are different from any other rifle and pistol threads, though.

    +1

    I have to agree with Sam. Also, I think there are plenty of forums for just that.

    That being said, I am down for a C&R section. I'd like to see whats out there and maybe get some milsurps themed range days going.

    Here is something to get this going.

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    GlockOwner

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    Doesn't really matter to me. I rarely pay attention to which sub-forum topics are in now. I just click the "new posts" button and see which topics i might find interesting.
     

    majormadmax

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    Just to note, there is a difference between a Curios & Relics firearm and an antique...

    C&R firearms are defined in Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478.11 as those "...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." To be recognized by ATF as a C&R firearm, a firearm must fall into at least one of the following three categories:

    - Firearms manufactured more than 50 years prior to the current date, not including replicas
    - Firearms certified by the curator of a municipal, State, or Federal museum that exhibits firearms as curios or relics of museum interest
    - Any other firearms that 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 requires 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.

    Federal law defines guns manufactured before 1899 as "antique," and they are generally unregulated in federal law. They may be bought and sold across state lines without a FFL. The only exceptions are short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and machine guns, which are regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934. Unlike C&R guns, antique guns can be re-arsenalized, sporterized, re-barreled, or re-chambered, yet they will still retain their Federally exempt status. Even if every part except the receiver is replaced, a pre-1899 firearm still qualifies as an antique.

    (The above was obtained via Wikipedia)

    I believe the desire is for the former, as we don't get a lot of discussions on pre-1899 firearms on here! :D

    Now, as to whether it is needed; I honestly don't think so. We've had numerous discussions on C&R firearms in the past without it being an issue, and as stated there are other forums out there that focus on these weapons. I really don't see how having its own section would increase or improve the discussions on C&R-eligible guns...

    And for the record, I am an 03 FFL holder and have quite a few firearms that qualify as C&R...

    Cheers! M2
     

    V-Tach

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    Just my opinion and it ain't worth much..

    I think there are too many subforums already..
     

    benenglish

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    TGT has long since passed the point where the number of subforums is so high that it's highly inefficient to try to keep track of anything by subforum. Yes, I'm sure a few people do but there's no way, IMO, that most people are that organized in their approach to meetin' up and shootin' the breeze, which is what TGT is at its best.

    I rarely pay attention to which sub-forum topics are in now. I just click the "new posts" button and see which topics i might find interesting.

    I read TGT just like GlockOwner.

    If you're really interested in knowing if there should be more subforums, poll your regular site visitors on how they read. Between the "new posts" button and clicking either my name or a notification when I'm involved in PMs, that covers 99% of my use of the site. I'm willing to bet the same is true of most people who are active on the site.

    Subforums, to me, are really only useful to the brand new site visitor who's exploring, trying to find out what gets talked about here.

    Just my USD$0.02.
     

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