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Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by slickx45, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    I just got off the phone with ATF/NFA and found out my suppressor was APPROVED on Mar 29! I am now awaiting the call from the dealer to "come and get it" For those wondering, here is the timeline:

    NFA Trust

    Purchase and paperwork: June 29, 2013
    Money Order cashed: July 09, 2013
    Pending: September 3, 2013
    Approved: March 29, 2014
    Received: April 4, 2014

    Richard
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014
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  2. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    Wow that's efficiency right there! it was approved BEFORE you purchased it!!! :p:D

    Did you mail it in or e-file?
     
  3. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    Ha ha, date corrected. I went the paper route. Next time I will e-file.
     
  4. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    So cool! I am still waiting on them getting to my dealer. :)
     
  5. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. What did you get?

    I've received 3 stamps already, but getting that call to come and get it never gets old.
     
  6. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    This is my first stamp so you know the excitement factor is ten fold! I got an AAC Ti-rant 45. The next few days will be a breeze compared to the last 9 months.
     
  7. rzrs503

    rzrs503 salem oregon Member

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    Very good to hear of a recent turn around time under 1 year unlike what the ATF tells me when I call to inquire on my paperwork.
     
  8. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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  9. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I E-filed 5 months ago...and I'm still waiting...

    Congrats though! I remember waiting 10 months for my first one.
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    It only makes sense that the initial popularity of e-File and the attendant "short" wait of 4 months would lead to an increase in workload for that system.

    That a 4-month turnaround time would be sustainable with no increase in staff seemed unlikely and times would grow longer.

    If the system hadn't been taken offline, it's conceivable that the e-File wait times should grow to be as backed up as the paper ones. If it returns in a refurbished framework then the cycle starts again from a light backlog to increasing wait times.

    Regardless of the type of filing, with an increasing yearly submission rate and no significant increase in examiners, the only thing I can see on the horizon to trim back the average wait time could be the imposition of the individual applicant standards to the Trust, making them subject to LEO signoff, prints and pictures.

    That will kill new ownership of NFA equipment in many jurisdictions, because the CLEOs just don't sign off for anyone, anyway, and they will be even MORE unlikely to do so for a multi-member Trust.

    If that happens then the total number of applicants will drop and maybe shorter wait times would follow. It looks like the post-Newtown wave has passed (from what I saw on NFA Tracker.com) so between now and this summer some leveling off should be seen; depending on any indication that may leak from BATFE regarding how they may be leaning on this Trust proposal of Eric Holder's (i.e., the Presidents' initiative to do "something" about "gun violence" which we know has nothing to do with NFA transfers in the real world anyway.)
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown vancouver, WA, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way Active Member

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    We'll see what happens, but I'm not so sure things are going to level off. MI and WA laws legalizing more NFA guns is bound to unleash a wave of pent up demand...