Yep, you can save quite a few bucks on a lot of older firearms by purchasing directly from wholesale catalogs and websites. I have a FFL dealers license, but I highly recommend everyone get their own C&R license if they like guns. Why pay me to make a transfer when you can order direct?
I have been able to aquire some M1 Carbines and going to add to my M1s with my C&R. I think it is pretty cool that I don't need the services of a regular FFL. Just keep a record book and follow the regs. Jack
It costs $30 for 3 years. Most FFL001 dealers charge $15-$20 per transfer. Do the math! It's like buy 3, get one free with the transfer savings, plus no travel from your doorstep to pick it up. Keeping the book is easy, particularly when you don't dispose. Just keep adding them to the "left page".