Form 4 wait time

j741

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form 4 individual paper

Check cashed July 11 2017 - "pending"
Approved January 15 2018
Stamp received at dealer February 1st 2018
I have a number of cans purchased on trusts ranging from May 25th, 2017 to August 8th, 2017. Wish they were processing trusts as fast as individuals since I'd then likely have at least 3 by now.

Purchased an Ultra 7 (trust) April 20, 2017, check cashed May 16, approved Jan 25, 2018, picked it up 2 days ago.
Thats a bit re-assuring. Maybe I can get my first can before end of March.
 

79steeler

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I have had them mail the stamp to my house, and my buddy just had his SBR stamp mailed to his just a couple days ago. I can't remember if mine was for a can or a SBR. Keep an eye on both.
 
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Got a call from my dealer today and my stamp just arrived today. Im pocking it up tomorrow.

Form 4 individual
Thunderbeast ultra 7 .308”
Atf charged card August 22nd
Arrived at dealer today 2-12-2018
 

Gilly

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What do you guys see as a normal time from purchase to check cashed date? Purchased from a dealer that collects fee as part of purchase and pays the fee with form so I don’t have a way to look at that date as if they cashed my check. Have tried to avoid calling dealer or batf and taking up someone’s time, just trying to get an estimate or average to go off of.
 

Gilly

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Okay good to know. Dealer seems to be on top of things so I assume it went out right away. Sitting at 158 days since purchasing so I feel like I should be close.

Finally decided to make first call to check status, received date was 9/19 and currently pending.
 
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goosed

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From what I can tell the Individuals are nowhere near 9 months.
I agree individual seems to be running closer to 6-7 months based on recent feedback.

However, I don't think "individual trust" was a typo. I think he is referring to a trust with one person on it... in that case 9-12 months seems about right
 
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Submitted Form 4 individual paper, 4-24-17, moved after that date, causing an ATF paperwork hiccup in December, got stamp last week, 290 days.
Thunderbeast Ultra 7 6.5. It'll go nicely with the other TBac cans.
 
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I have two in since April/May and you guys are killing me. Where's my cans? Fuck! At this rate, I'll get the one I submitted last month before these arrive. Frustrating.
 

Wolffie

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Bought a KAC 762QDC and a TBAC Ultra 9, individual from 4, check cashed 7/17/17. Stamp in the SOT’s mailbox on 1/2/2018. A form 1 SanSwiss 551p was sent at the same time. Check cashed 7/23/17... still nothing.
 
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I have two in since April/May and you guys are killing me. Where's my cans? Fuck! At this rate, I'll get the one I submitted last month before these arrive. Frustrating.
Yep. Watching this thread is driving me nuts.

Form 4 trust. (NFA lawyers trust with amendment removing trustees leaving myself as originator. Noted this just in case that causes delays.)
Mailed 03/29/2017
Check cased 04/13/2017
Approval: TBD
Received: TBD

Seeing these form 4 trusts clearing from May 2017 is disheartening (good for them though). Going to give ATF a call once I hit 365 days. will update dates once I get some more info.
 
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Yep. Watching this thread is driving me nuts. Form 4 trust. purchased 03/29/2017, still pending. Seeing these form 4 trusts clearing from May 2017 is disheartening (good for them though). Going to give ATF a call once I hit 365 days. will update dates once I get some more info.
My dealer called about a month ago to check on them. Both have been sent to Virginia indicating both checks have cashed in Oklahoma City. I'll also have him check when we get to the 1 year mark.
 

Kopfjager1

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Silencer Shop Kiosk One Shot Trust
F4 Trust Submitted 6/19/2017
Unsure when check was cashed.
Approved 02/20/2018
Picked it up today 02/28/2017 (I was notified by my dealer yesterday).
 

Blowby

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TBAC Ultra 7 CB30
Silencer Shop Kiosk.
Form 4 Trust / Purchase 5-31-17
Check Cashed / Pending 6-18-17
NFA Approved 2-17-18 (244 days from Check Cashed).
Pick up from dealer (13 days and counting) TBD.
 
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My newest MG was just approved, it took 11 months & 2 days however the paperwork had an error that had to be investigated which delayed things, I'll be leaving in a few hours to go pick it up, YIPPEE!

The error had nothing to do with the new application, it was for a Type-99 LMG but the original 1968 amnesty paperwork stated that it was a "Sten Type" which really caused a stir at the NFA so they needed full photos showing the gun next to a tape measure verifying it's total length etc.
 

craigos

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It absolutely sucks. Especially when I'm seeing posts about getting approval on submissions that took place 4 and 5 months after me. Good for those guys though.
I am in the same boat - check cashed tax day last year, still no call ... but form 4 trust i filed 3 months prior were approved 5 months ago .. thought it was meant to go faster not slower
 
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I'm still waiting on a TBAC Ultra 7 that cashed 1-1-17. Last time i called, it was still at the FBI awaiting background check. I'm guessing it got lost. I asked if they could call FBI to make sure they have it. The guy gave me phone number to NICS. I called it and and rang 25 times. No answering machine.
 
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