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Wait times going up!

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by SCARed, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting for a dealer to dealer transfer to happen for my suppressor. Paper work was sent in by dealer about 3 weeks ago and I called the dealer for an update. They contacted the BATFE and were notified that the pending date is mid Jan., and to expect about a 6 week wait from there.
    I know its the holidays and all but wow! almost 3 months for a dealer to dealer transfer. I can only imaging how long it'll take to approve the Form 4 once it's sent in.
     
  2. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Mine was almost 5 months deal to dealer for a surefire. Then another 6 to me.
     
  3. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    My form 3's last year took 3 months, that's been the norm for a while. The manufacturers I use have had form 2's taking 3 months as well. I think we have 6 month form 1/4's until if/when new examiners get hired.
     
  4. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what happens to ATF applications in process (and the money) if Biden succeeds in making certain gadgets illegal.
     
  5. BIG_GUNNUT

    BIG_GUNNUT North Central Oregon Active Member

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    Hopefully the wait times will be going down. I heard they just added 9 new examiners.
     
  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm seeing as a Pending date is when it's entered into the system- unless something changed.

    but with NFA calling and bugging does nothing but put people on the phone instead of stamping papers. Guess what- when it's done they'll notify your dealer and he should notify you. NFA is not for the impatient.
     
  7. ScorpioMk

    ScorpioMk Bothell Member

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    The people answering the phone are not examiners, so nobody is getting slowed down.
     
  8. SCARed

    SCARed Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It was the dealer that called for me. I was under the impression it was typically a 4 week wait so that's why I was surprised it was going to take about 3 months.
    If I was waiting for the form 4, I wouldn't be worrying. Heck, I'd be jumping for joy if that was a 3 month wait.
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Nfa and typical don't mix. When they get to it they get to it.

    And I realize those who answer aremt examiner.
     
  10. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    10 weeks for my dealer to get the item to him
     
  11. BIG_GUNNUT

    BIG_GUNNUT North Central Oregon Active Member

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    Ya, since you WA. folks are able to use suppressors the dealer to dealer times have pretty much doubled.
     
  12. ThePhonMan

    ThePhonMan Spokanistan Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    My local dealer ordered two suppressors for me from their distributor on October 19th. I talked to him last week and he said they have no idea what’s going on and it has never taken this long for dealer transfers. It’s like the NFA branch has become a roach motel. Paperwork goes in…

    Waiting, waiting, waiting….. :banghead:

    And then the joy of the Form 4 wait will begin…:paper:
     
  13. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    Mine was oct 1st and dealer got dec 15... So you have a few weeks left
     
  14. LocknLoad

    LocknLoad Clark County Member

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  15. Redtazdog

    Redtazdog Washington in the sticks Active Member

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    Chances are the wait time will increase as the Form 4's and Form 1's that have been sent in have increased in big numbers.
    When they talk ban even the can sales go up.
     
  16. j4545

    j4545 WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I only predict wait times to increase. I do agree that sales (even NFA stuff) increase across the board. Let's put it this way, there's no way that wait times decrease. I don't know if it's true, but I always here they hired new examiners or contractors to help out. I'm sure the extra resources help, but I try not to think about it. I just block it out of my mind or I'll go crazy.:laugh:
     
  17. Ryo

    Ryo WA Member

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    Last Form 3 I did which was about 3-4 months ago, I got it back within 3.5 weeks. Surprised me, but hey, it's all good.
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If they NFA semi-autos and whatnot.... Hoo boy, even longer waits. (for those of you who will register them that is)