I was looking at applying for a FFL for personal use; in doing so the actual license application had a block asking if the license was for personal use and in parentheses next to it it said, "if yes, then do not submit the application" or something along the lines of that verbage. I did a little more research and there is one for collecting "relics and curios" for personal use. My question is (two part): If I obtain the second one does the firearm have to be "antique" in nature and if buy on online would this license cover me (and the seller) to avoid having to pay FFL dealers fees? They are steep in CA, plus they want to charge sales tax on an item that has already has sales tax paid on it once. I know I wouldn't have a problem obtaining an actual FFL if 1) I didn't live in California and 2) I didn't live on a military base (we have to obtain acknowledgment of base commander; easier said than done, but not impossible). Thanks in advance for any information anyone can provide.