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Wait times coming down?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Modeler, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Jack from Dan-Dee Sales called today, the Form 4 for my Silencerco Sparrow came back today.

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    Here's the timeline:

    Mailed 9/3/13
    Approved 4/15/14
    Received 4/19/14

    A wait time of slightly over 7 months. I ran a wait time predict just before I updated the entry on NFA Tracker, apparently only 0.82% of people with my submit date have received their stamps by now.

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    Here's hoping it wasn't a fluke!
     
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  2. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    That's fast man. I just had a Trust form 4 come back to to my dealer on 4/14/14, that I mailed in july with a pending of 9/18/14. So yours is a couple months faster.
     
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  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Mine was a Trust... Just looked on NFA Tracker, there's a bunch coming through today that had check cash dates in early August. I must have made it just before that batch cut off.
     
  4. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I got mine form 1 today and it took little over 9 months. Mailed in June 22 of 2013 and approved April 11th. I just found it in my mail box today. The aprroval is Sara B Jones. I wonder what happen to Sandra Snook. Trust from Willmaker :)
     
  5. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Interesting.... I just looked, Sara B Jones was the one who approved my Form 1 a couple years ago. Both of my suppressor's bear Sandra Snook's stamp. Must be that Ms. Jones gets all the Form 1's?
     
  6. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    That's great mine was 11 months, Have a trust sitting on my deck now for a form1.
     
  7. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    You're going to really enjoy shoot .22 with that Sparrow. I bought my Sparrow from Jack as well. Great guy to deal with.
     
  8. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Yes he is. Took me out shooting with his first to make sure it was something I wanted. Would gladly do business with him again.
     
  9. Mr Smith

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

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    just not going to like the 22lr availability :p

    especially subsonic rounds! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I've had 7 months to prepare ;)
     
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  11. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Mine last suppressor was Submitted June 6 2013 and approved Mar 23 2014 by Sandra Snook :) 9 months wait.
    I have very limmited on subsonic ammo so I am saving it for those raining days that i need to shoot rifle. I shoot handgun suppressed with any ammo :)
     
  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I'm starting to think mine was a fluke. Damn.
     
  13. Mr Smith

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

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    you guys just make me glad I got mine before people started figuring out that silencers were legal...

    back in 08-09 when I submitted my form 4 via snail mail, it took EXACTLY 90 days for it to be mailed off, approved, and returned to my local NFA dealer. that 90 days seemed like forever back then. can't imagine the wait now...
     
  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'd probably wet myself if I got a stamp back in only 90 days now.
     
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  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I was just looking on NFA Tracker, there are a few more forms from late August/early September that have been approved in the last week. There's even one suppressor with a submit date in late November that was approved.

    Also, there's this from the American Silencer Association:

    Unfortunately for the suppressor industry, Form 3s and 4s will be the last types to return. However, they have prioritized the processing of these forms until their reintroduction into eForms.

    With this in mind, ATF is taking a number of additional steps, including:
    • Allowing examiners to work overtime to process forms; (This has not been done since budget cuts were imposed during the sequester.)
    • Hiring 15 additional staff to process NFA applications;
    • Allowing ATF employees from different sectors to assist with NFA applications;
    • Relaunching the eForms system for Forms 6 and 6A on April 17th; and
    • Allocating resources to ensure that processing times and the backlog are decreased and kept to a minimum.
    In addition to these changes, ASA has received word that the one year contract for the research assistants who assist in the application process has been extended for another year.
    I think things are finally starting to look up!
     
  16. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Waiting on 2 as I type.... They were both Eforms so who knows whats going on with those now that it is shut down.....
     
  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Spectra, keep us posted when yours comes in?