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dullh
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Individual examiner times

Post by dullh » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:34 pm

Ever noticed how long it takes your stamped form to get back to the gun shop after approval?

The ATF has 30 days to get it back to your dealer, and I suspect some examiners, for whatever reason, sit on the forms.

Example: I have had 4 of 6 Form 4's approved so far. From approved to arrival by examiner:

1st F4 - Jason Bowers: 17 days
2nd F4 - Christina Farris: 10 days
3rd F4 - China Watkins: 8 days
4th F4 - Jason Bowers: 15 days

I consider 7-10 days to be acceptable...but damn near 3 weeks? Come on...the mail ain't that slow...

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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by rimshaker » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:15 pm

Were you even around when the typical approval times were like 6-10 months? 3 weeks is nothing lol.

But yes, typically all my F4's have arrived within 1-2 weeks of the actual stamp date. The efficiency of your regional/local PO plays a part also.

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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by dullh » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:25 pm

No, I missed all that - I only started "stamp collecting" this past October.

The longest I've had to wait for approval so far was 101 days...I guess I'm spoiled...

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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by Aaron » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:48 pm

I had both mine in less than a week. Check the date of the approval vs. the date post marked on the envelope. Mine were both mailed within 24 hours of approval.

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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by Conqueror » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:33 am

I don't think the examiners are the ones licking envelopes. Approved forms probably go in a stack to be sent out by the mail room. They probably have a giant mound of them to get through and are back logged just like the examiners.
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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by T-Rex » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:09 pm

Conqueror wrote:I don't think the examiners are the ones licking envelopes. Approved forms probably go in a stack to be sent out by the mail room. They probably have a giant mound of them to get through and are back logged just like the examiners.
I think this is the case, more than anything. Tongues get tired :D
rimshaker wrote:Were you even around when the typical approval times were like 6-10 months? 3 weeks is nothing lol.
How about my, almost, 14 month wait back in '09 when ..... got elected!
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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by sillycon » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:44 pm

From what I've been able to gather, the worst was back during ~2001-2002 during the anthrax scare days. I've been told by a number of folks that they waited upwards of two years for approvals back then!

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Re: Individual examiner times

Post by partsguy22 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:18 am

My Form1 took 59 days ( Jason Bowers) I submitted it on 2/6 and it was approved on 4/6

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