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Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Joshua M., Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Joshua M.

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    Just curious, at what point should I start being concerned if I will ever get a stamp? My 1st one for a .22 suppressor was 365 days exactly...this one for my 450 is going on 425+ days. Is there someone else to check with, other than the dumbbells at the NFA? The response of “its pending” is some what unfulfilling in my opinion.
     
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    Find your senator's website and they should have a option for help with a government agency fill out the release form and submit any other info they want.

    After I see late october approvals showing up I will be doing same here.
     
  3. MachIVshooter

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    Well over a year was fairly normal for a bit with the 41F rush, but that's pretty excessive now. Still, it's wildly unpredictable, with an approval on a July 2018 submission one day and a Dec. 2017 the next.

    Unfortunately, there's really not a lot you can do about it.

    The checks were cashed (or card charged), yes? And you're sure you didn't miss a packet with forms that were kicked back for some error?
     
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    I got mine in hand today and I think BATFE got my paperwork around May 9, 2018.
     
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    All you can do is buy them asap.
    If you think you want it, just get it.
    For me suppressors take around 8 months, everything else closer to 4. But it's been years since I did an SBR or sbs.
     
  7. Dan Forrester

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    My check cashed on September 10th for the latest form 4 I submitted. I figure I’ll get it around June or so. When I first got into NFA nearly 20 years ago it was usually only a 2 or 3 month wait.

    I think part of what determines how long you wait is how many responsible persons you have listed on your trust. Remember that each one needs to be background checked.

    Dan
     
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    Did you do a trust? I put my paperwork (Form 4) in about the same time, but I have heard nothing yet.
     
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    No trust. Just me.
     
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    I may be wrong, but I think it's just the same instant background check when you buy a gun. You mail you stuff to the atf, then 1 of the maybe 10 people working in that department manually enter all your data, call for a background check, then send the stamp. The bottleneck being the 10 people manually entering data. 99% of your wait time is all your forms sitting in a pile in a box by someone's desk.


     
  11. Spats McGee

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    Yes. I went through The Silencer Shop and just used their ready-made trust.
     
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    Mine was done by a lawyer specializing in NFA stuff. Hopefully he didn't booger anything up, although I can't see where that would have happened.
     
  13. Spats McGee

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    It's probably fine. You probably just got delayed by the shutdown. With that said, I have to agree that BATFE's only response to questions ("It's still in process.") is very, very unsatisfying. I called them about a month ago about mine and got the same answer.
     
  14. Joshua M.

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    My check cleared 12/28/2017...
     
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    We are seeing waits of over 13-16 months right now. This is not surprising in the least.
     
  16. Joshua M.

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    guess what... I Finally Got It!
     
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    Excellent!

    So are you gonna tell us what suppressor you got?
     
  18. Joshua M.

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    I got a Bowers VERS 458, for my 450 Bushmaster. It’s pretty much the cats a$$.
     
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