akflier

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Well, I just received my two form 4s that were sent in Juanuary. Received in February. Right at six months all told. Pretty happy about that.
On the other hand, I have a SBR that has been waiting on a form 3 just to get to my dealer - 3 months so far. Then I have to send in the form 4 for it. I'm not so optimistic about the processing time for the SBR - hopefully I'll get it some time in 2014... but who knows?
 

JGB02

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I wasn't really expecting to get my suppressor quickly, but it looks like it may take 16 months total from order to receipt. Here's the timeline so far:

1. NFA Item: Thunderbeast 30-P1
2. Item ordered: 28FEB2013
3. Form 3 filed: 22APR2013
4. Form 3 received/Item shipped to SOT: 07AUG2013
5. Item received by SOT: 14AUG2013
6. CLEO signature and Form 4 forms sent to BATF: 23AUG2013
7. Form 4 application received by BATF: 31AUG2013
8. Check cashed: 04SEP2013
9. BATF acknowledgement: -
10. Form 4 approved date: -
11. NFA stamp received by SOT: -
12. Received 30-P1 in hand -
13. Examiner: -
 
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BFDshooter5

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Form 4 submitted for a Templar ARC30

Sent 7/4/13
Cashed 7/10/13
Pending 8/29/13
Approved: 5/12/14
Lady at ATF said to expect 9 months from first pending status to final approval. Cross my fingers and wait.
 
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Enough Said

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There needs to be a "Dunk the Examiner" booth at the SHOT Show. At five bucks per ball we'd raise enough to cure cancer.
 

lte82

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    This is really depressing. Ordering from TBAC will take 6 weeks, then to get to "pending" is another 6 weeks, then a 9 month wait will be a total of 1 year. Maybe I should go ahead and get every caliber I *might* need just so I don't have to wait any longer...
     

    Bonjourjr

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    NFA Item: Sa Vz. 58 SBR
    Form type: Form 1
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 02JAN2013
    Forms received: 07JAN2013
    Check cashed: 15JAN2013
    Pending: 14FEB2013
    2nd pending: 10JUN2013
    Approval: 29AUG2013
    Stamp received: 07SEP2013
    Examiner: Jason Frushour?
    State: Missouri

    Pending -> approved: 205 days
    Pending -> stamp received: 216 days
    2nd Pending -> approved: 80 days
    2nd Pending -> stamp received: 89 days

    Damn, this one was a long wait
     

    bunsen27

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    Form 1 SBR
    Trust
    Forms sent 01/08/13
    Money Order
    Pending 02/14/13
    Approved -
    Received -

    Form 4
    Trust
    Forms sent 01/08/13
    Money Order
    Pending 02/12/13
    Approved - 09/04/13
    Received - 09/07/13


    Form 4
    Trust
    Forms sent 04/10/13
    Money order
    Pending 06/15/13
    Approved - (quoted March 2014)
    Received -

    Hopefully SBR stamp will be in Monday or Tueday's mail so I can assemble and play with my 2 tax stamp toy.
     
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    texag0842

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    1. NFA Item: Thunderbeast 30PS
    2. Item ordered: July 2013
    3. Form 3 filed: July 2013
    4. Form 3 received/Item shipped: 27AUG2013
    5. Item received by SOT: 30AUG2013
    6. Trust and Form 4 forms sent to BATF: 03SEP2013
    7. Form 4 application received by BATF: Unknown
    8. Check cashed: - 10Sep2013
    9. BATF acknowledgement: - N/A
    10. Form 4 approved date: - N/A
    11. NFA stamp received by SOT: - N/A
    12. Received 30PS - N/A
    13. Examiner: -
     
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    PGG

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    Thats what I did!

    This is really depressing. Ordering from TBAC will take 6 weeks, then to get to "pending" is another 6 weeks, then a 9 month wait will be a total of 1 year. Maybe I should go ahead and get every caliber I *might* need just so I don't have to wait any longer...
     

    bunsen27

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    Form 1 SBR
    Trust
    Forms sent 01/08/13
    Money Order
    Pending 02/14/13
    Approved - -09/07/13
    Received - 09/11/13
    Examiner - Shawn Cook

    Form 4
    Trust
    Forms sent 01/08/13
    Money Order
    Pending 02/12/13
    Approved - 09/04/13
    Received - 09/07/13
    Examiner - Shawn Cook


    I can now legally assemble and post pics of my two stamp toy:



    details over in the rimfire section
     

    Diablo

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    Paperwork mailed second week of Jan
    Picked it up today, right at 8 months
     

    GTGunner

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    Still waiting!

    NFA Item: AAC Cyclone
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 15 Jan 2013
    Forms received: 18 Jan 2013
    Check cashed: 24 Jan 2013
    Pending: 8 Mar 2013
    2nd Pending: 26 June 2013
    Approval: 5 Sep 2013
    Stamp received: 16 Sep 2013
    Examiner: Unknown
    State: Florida

    Pending -> approved: TBD days
    Pending -> stamp received: TBD days
    2nd Pending -> approved: TBD days
    2nd Pending -> stamp received: TBD days

    Someday soon I hope!!!!
     
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    Derek01

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    I called ATF this morning to check on the status of my suppressor and she stated it's pending and they are running about 9-10 months
     

    chittnp

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    Just took possession of my Griffin Armament RSTA

    1. NFA Item: Griffin Armament RSTA
    2. Trust and Form 4 forms sent to BATF: 20 JAN 13
    3. Form 4 approved date: 9 SEP 13
    4. NFA stamp received by SOT: 16 SEP 13
    5. Received RSTA in hand 16 SEP 13
    6. Examiner: Sandra J. Snook
     

    RHunter

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    March 3rd, 2013, two forms, haven't seen either. LGS says they are getting stamps from forms sent in in January.. So 9 months seems to be the current wait.
     

    softcock

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    Hey anyone N.W. know hows wait time going for Oregon @ this time ? with assigned examiner getting paperwork done & turned around ?
    .
     

    softcock

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    Took mine 8 months, the examiner was Snook, in WA
    -
    was that your 1st time for paperwork ? or that the just the norm.
    Just wondering before I start again for 4th time around again. but I haven't done it for a couple years . It was pretty fast after my 1st one & i was in & out in less than 10-12 weeks after the 1st .
    .
     

    hunter-steve

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    Called today on one that went first pending on 2/25/2013 and second pending on 6/21/2013.. They are now telling me 9 months from first pending. The last 3 weeks they were telling me 60 - 90 days from second pending.. Today is 89 days from second pending and still not approved.. When will they get their story straight?!!!
     

    2ndamendfan

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    Called today on one that went first pending on 2/25/2013 and second pending on 6/21/2013.. They are now telling me 9 months from first pending. The last 3 weeks they were telling me 60 - 90 days from second pending.. Today is 89 days from second pending and still not approved.. When will they get their story straight?!!!

    I am assuming that by second pending you mean that is was sent back to correct errors and you resubmitted. If so what used to take 2-3 weeks (approval after resubmission) is now taking 3-4 months
     

    csi:cyberspace

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    I am assuming that by second pending you mean that is was sent back to correct errors and you resubmitted. If so what used to take 2-3 weeks (approval after resubmission) is now taking 3-4 months

    Nope. I'm given to understand that "second pending" is what USED to be pending - or some such matter. They now have a new "system" - a term I use loosely in context - that now includes received, cashed, pending, second pending, approved. Or some such shit...
     

    hunter-steve

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    I am assuming that by second pending you mean that is was sent back to correct errors and you resubmitted. If so what used to take 2-3 weeks (approval after resubmission) is now taking 3-4 months

    I was specifically told there were no errors with my application. The story the told me was they had a new process that contractors did the verification and then if all was in order it was sent to the examiner. That date was the Second Pending date and should take from 60 to 90 days from Second Pending date.

    Lately I get a different story every time I call. Just wish they would be consistent.
     

    hunter-steve

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    Well I figured I'd call and see if I got a new story today and I did.

    The one I had the went second pending on 6/21/13 was APPROVED!!!!

    And the one I had second pending on 7/11/2013 will be 30 to 45 days.
     

    GTGunner

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    Finally Here!!! My First NFA Device = Muy Bueno!

    NFA Item: AAC Cyclone
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 15 Jan 2013
    Forms received: 18 Jan 2013
    Check cashed: 24 Jan 2013
    Pending: 8 Mar 2013
    2nd Pending: 26 June 2013
    Approval: 5 Sep 2013
    Stamp received: 16 Sep 2013
    Examiner: Unknown
    State: Florida

    Pending -> approved: 181 days
    Pending -> stamp received: 192 days
    2nd Pending -> approved: 71 days
    2nd Pending -> stamp received: 82

    Forms Received-> Stamp Received: 241 Days (34 Weeks + 3 Days)

    I have been on travel so I will be picking up my can on Monday, 23 Sep followed by range time next weekend.....HOOORAAH!
     
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    vaeevictiss

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    Bout to send one off for a form 1 can. Worked out. Me and my wife's first anniversary is next week and 1st anniversary gift is paper, so knowing I wanted to make a form one can shes getting me a stamp :p

    Now when ill actually get it? Maybe next anniversary haha

    Sent from my Galaxy S4
     

    Mr.Maim

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    In Arizona. Examiner is Ann Feltner. Everything sent in that WENT PENDING prior to July 1st was on the six month program. Everything sent in after July 1st is now on the nine month program.

    Just received a Form-4 for a suppressor, took 6 months and 12 days.

    Next will receive a Form-4 for an SBR, will have taken 6 months and 9 days.

    Have another SBR that was sent in May 10th, went Pending July 19th, was told that it'll approve in April of 2014. Nine months.
     

    Crashnrondo

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    Mailed-12-18-12
    Cashed-01-29-2013
    Pending-02-27-2013
    2nd Pending-07-01-2013
    Approved-09-20-2013

    Now it just has to get to the dealer so I can pick it up and play with it! Woot!
     

    bmk

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    In Arizona. Examiner is Ann Feltner. Everything sent in that WENT PENDING prior to July 1st was on the six month program. Everything sent in after July 1st is now on the nine month program.

    Just received a Form-4 for a suppressor, took 6 months and 12 days.

    Next will receive a Form-4 for an SBR, will have taken 6 months and 9 days.

    Have another SBR that was sent in May 10th, went Pending July 19th, was told that it'll approve in April of 2014. Nine months.

    Please tell me more on this before July 1st, after July 1st stuff. I went pending June 27th and would love some good news right now. I'll have a different examiner, though.
     

    sniperdude

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    was at my local class 3 dealer in CT , was about to order a surefire can, he's saying (and he does a lot of transfers) about now the wait time is close to the 12 month mark, at least in CT (the gun friendly state ;))
     

    koz

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    Suppressor Form 4
    Sent 1/25/13
    Cashed 1/29/13
    Pending 2/27/13
    Approved 9/24/13

    Seven months from pending to approved.... I never got a "2nd pending" as I called two weeks ago and they gave me the Feb pending date. Don't know if it's Pickles or the guy he's training - there's been a couple forms from TN that someone other than Pickles has done.
     

    xdpatriot

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    I bought a supressor today. Got the forms signed and photos done, ready to go. Dude said it'll be 8 - 9 months. Great
     

    M.Sanchez

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    NFA Item: TB 30P-1
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 28SEPT2013
    Forms received: 01OCT2013
    Check cashed: 02OCT2013
    Pending:
    2nd pending:
    Approval:
    Stamp received:
    Examiner:
    State:

    NFA Item: TB 22L-1
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 28SEPT2013
    Forms received: 01OCT2013
    Check cashed: 02OCT2013
    Pending:
    2nd pending:
    Approval:
    Stamp received:
    Examiner:
    State:


    So let's see how thing go with the changes to trusts and the shutdown. I sent in my trust without any of the pending requirements so I'll update if I hear anything different along the way.
     

    KYS

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    NFA Item: TB 30P-1
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 28SEPT2013
    Forms received: 01OCT2013
    Check cashed: 02OCT2013
    Pending:
    2nd pending:
    Approval:
    Stamp received:
    Examiner:
    State:

    NFA Item: TB 22L-1
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 28SEPT2013
    Forms received: 01OCT2013
    Check cashed: 02OCT2013
    Pending:
    2nd pending:
    Approval:
    Stamp received:
    Examiner:
    State:


    So let's see how thing go with the changes to trusts and the shutdown. I sent in my trust without any of the pending requirements so I'll update if I hear anything different along the way.

    Trust changes wouldn't even take affect until mid December or early January. They are still in review.
     

    M.Sanchez

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    Trust changes wouldn't even take affect until mid December or early January. They are still in review.

    I know, I'm just curious if they're going the grandfather in trusts that's have been submitted prior to the finalized changes come Dec/Jan after the comment period and any changes the BATFE make as well.
     

    karb

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    I know, I'm just curious if they're going the grandfather in trusts that's have been submitted prior to the finalized changes come Dec/Jan after the comment period and any changes the BATFE make as well.

    No one knows. Some thoughts promote certain doom and futility, others with positive stand firm affirmations.
    Truth is, no one can answer you truthfully. I'm betting the horse to reveal itself as we approach Decembers deadline.
    Then we can brace for impact, whichever way that is.

    Tell the beast how you really feel. Link below..

    Regulations.gov
     

    freerangevoter

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    I filed several Form 4's for SBR's after Sandyhook. My reasoning was that if we were going to have to register all AR's they might as well be SBR's. They took 9 months for approval.
     

    corey4

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    sent form: feb 4
    pending: mar 14
    approved: i duno, i don't have the stamp with me yet (EDIT: sep 25)
    received: oct 4
    8 months exactly

    called the dealer this morning to check on forms coming in, if any, after the shutdown. it came friday!

    gona go pick it up tonight, and calling off work tomorrow!!! not really, i own the company, but i am going to put some duties on hold tomorrow afternoon. hehe...
     
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    Bonjourjr

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    NFA Item: TBAC 30P-1
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 28JAN2013
    Forms received: 30JAN2013
    Check cashed: 01FEB2013
    Pending: 08MAR2013
    2nd pending: 15JUL2013
    Approval: 26SEP2013
    Stamp received: 06OCT2013
    Examiner: Jason Frushour
    State: Missouri

    Pending -> approved: 202 days
    Pending -> stamp received: 212 days
    2nd Pending -> approved: 73 days
    2nd Pending -> stamp received: 83 days

    Thank goodness it was approved right before the shut down.
     

    donp326

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    My YHM went pending March 26, 2013 and the examiner is Dana Pickles. Called on August 26th and was told, without looking anything up, that it was 9 months from pending. I am still planing to see my YHM by December at least. Thinking that keeps me sain.
     
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    Cephus91

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    NFA Item: AAC SDN-6
    Form type: Form 4
    Transfer: Trust
    Packet mailed: 25JAN2013
    Check cashed: 01FEB2013
    Pending: 08MAR2013
    2nd pending: 08JUL2013
    Approval: ???
    Stamp received: ???
    Examiner: ???
    State: Georgia

    I was pending the same day and second pending seven days earlier than bonjourjr above, but no stamp yet. I can picture my file being at the top of the stack on the examiner's desk when this mess hit. Just my luck.