I've been thinking lately about registering for permission as a collector rather than just RFD and personal FAC. Purpose is I am looking to build up a 5 star Mauser based collection (my secret love affair,,Mausers that is), and having access to family who can help import from the US I can tap into both the US marketplace as well as the German over here of course.
I do have a few questions to those who know a few facts around this subject.
A. My FEO was adament collectors items must be over 200yrs old and never mass produced..I am not so sure he is right on that,,to say the least..
B. Buying from Germany with British RFD license from German business and from private sellers..anyone familiar with the rules and logistics of shipping/documentation, etc?
Lastly,,apart from the obvious core element of my desired collection, what ELSE would YOU add to build a true historical FIREARMS collection, ie. what SHOULD be in every 5 star collection?
Would enjoy reading any thoughts/input and of course your personal views on what firearms are true heritage pieces from across the globe.