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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Curios or Relics List — Update January 2009 through June 2010

Firearms automatically attain curio or relic (C&R) status when they are 50 years old. Any firearm that is at least 50 years old, and in its original configuration, would qualify as a C&R firearm. It is not necessary for such firearms to be listed in ATF’s C&R list. However, if your C&R item is regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and you desire removal from the provisions of the NFA, you must submit the firearm to the Firearms Technology Branch for evaluation and a formal classification.


Section II — Firearms classified as curios or relics, still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, the Gun Control Act of 1968.

  • Colt, Model U, experimental prototype pistol, .22 caliber semiautomatic, S/N U870001
  • Colt, Model U, experimental prototype pistol, .22 caliber semiautomatic, S/N U870004
  • Johnson, Model 1941 semiautomatic rifles, .30 caliber, all serial numbers, with the collective markings, “CAL. 30-06 SEMI-AUTO, JOHNSON AUTOMATICS, MODEL 1941, MADE IN PROVIDENCE. R.I., U.S.A., and Cranston Arms Co.” —the latter enclosed in a triangle on the receiver
  • Polish, Model P64 pistols, 9 x 18mm Makarov caliber, all serial numbers
  • Springfield Armory, M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle, .30 caliber, S/N 2502800
  • Walther, Model P38 semiautomatic pistols, bearing the Norwegian Army Ordnance crest on the slide, 9mm Luger caliber, S/N range 369001-370000

Section III — Firearms removed from the provisions of the National Firearms Act and classified as curios or relics, still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, the Gun Control Act of 1968.

  • Colt, New Service Revolver, .44-40 caliber, serial number 325333; with factory-fitted, smooth-bored barrel
  • Marlin, Model 1894, caliber 44-40, “Policias Fiscales Chile,” S/N 383384, with 15-inch barrel
  • Marlin, Model 1894, caliber 44-40, “Policias Fiscales Chile,” S/N 386503, with 15-inch barrel
  • Marlin, Model 1894, caliber 32-20, S/N 417837, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 597676, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 691600, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 941139, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1068223, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .25-35WCF, S/N 809538, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 300531, with 14-inch barrel; receiver made in 1905, re-barreled and proofed in 1929
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 760836, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .38WCF, S/N 842706, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 820446, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 189729, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .32WCF, S/N 838080, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 885187, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 691402, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 996632, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1021584, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1057109, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1076898, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 910906, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1052902, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 889143, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 583204, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 955736, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .38WCF, S/N 970042, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 505019, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1086164, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .25-35WCF, S/N 746707, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .38WCF, S/N 803907, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 442925, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 890323, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 869653, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 1057095, with 15-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .38WCF, S/N 681588, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 953478, with 14-inch barrel
  • Winchester, Model 1894, caliber .30WCF, S/N 414103, with 15-inch barrel

Section IIIA — Weapons removed from the NFA as collector’s items and removed from the GCA as antiques

  • Remington, Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol, caliber .50 Remington (M71 Army) shotshell, S/N 5464, with smoothbore barrel
  • Winchester, 1873 short rifle, caliber .32 WCF, S/N 278459B, with 14 3/8 inch barrel
  • Winchester, 1892, caliber .44WCF, S/N 154322, with 15-inch barrel bearing the marking, “The Stinger”

Section IV — National Firearms Act Weapons Classified as Curios or Relics Under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44

  • Auto Ordnance Corporation, Model 1928 Thompson sub-machineguns, all calibers (including .45 and .22), manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s in West Hurley, New York