My renewed C&R arrived a couple of days ago and I am good to go until July 2013 as far as collecting curios and relics goes. Certainly, I could have continued collecting without the C&R FFL but now I can continue to order directly from dealers/distributors. So I will once again be on the lookout for good bargains in old military surplus rifles. I see that Classic Arms began advertising a newly received shipment of Mosin Nagant 91/30 rifles and am tempted to call them to see if they still have any really nice ones in stock. They were very good about allowing me to return the two Enfields I bought from them and with which I was quite disappointed - no problem and they paid return shipping. That was excellent service. I did keep the Yugoslavian M24/47 Mauser I bought from them. Not only is it pretty but it is decent a shooter too.
If they have some nice Nagants still in stock, they do tend to go fast then I think I may have to order one being I got a refund on the Enfields. That money is itching to be spent. Now that I think of it though, I do have some doctors' bills piling up from my surgery and minor surgery my son had recently. I will see how things work out since we are doing okay with no heating oil bills for a few months to come. maybe I can swing one and they are only $119.95, plus shipping, for an IZHEVSK DRAGOON ERA 91/30. I hear one of these Soviet Sirens calling my name as I type........
All the best,