This thread on ifish has a guy buying from Cabela's, getting a delay and while he's waiting to be cleared Cabela's sells the gun. http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?p=11716034#post11716034 Any body ever had it happen to them. I was under the impression from my own experience that the gun and check are paid for when you fill out the form? It's been awhile I guess since I've bough new from a dealer. My last was an on-line order and the FFL gets his $s before the paperwork as I recall.