You should sit down with a lawyer and all of your documents to see if any action needs to be taken. If the sentence stated that your rights would be restored, they probably were, but you would need to make sure before you attempted to do something such as obtaining a firearm as, if you are wrong about your rights, this could lead to problems.
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Federal law does not provide a means to restore your civil rights (or at least your right to possess a firearm or ammunition) after your having been convicted of a federal drug felony. You may petition the state in which you reside to restore your civil rights, and based on the age and nature of the conviction, you may be successful. Nonetheless, the federal infirmities will remain with the exception, as you mention, of your securing a presidential pardon.
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