ATF processing time

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ATF processing time

Post by 5th_Amendment » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:52 pm

I've been watching NFA tracker for months and It doesn't seem that any new applications are being posted. I have 2 efile SBR Form 1s on a trust that are due; however, nothing from early April on has been updated. Of course, I filed mine 26 April.

I have 3 suppressors in jail as well that I filed in June, so guessing I may get a Christmas present If I'm lucky.

Anyone seeing any ATF stamp movement? Or, is the wait driving me crazy?
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by Boolit_Head » Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:15 pm

I filed two form 1's in June and am still waiting. I also an thinking it will be around Christmas.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by tf2addict » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:22 am

February form 4 applications are just now being approved so that's seven months. It will probably not improve better than that until next year at least. Considering June was the deadline for the new rules with the associated rush I expect the wait time to go to nine months or more. Just look at the trend graph at NFATracker, it's spiking.

An e-filed form 1 should be at least a month or two faster than a paper form 4. When the hell will ATF get e-filing for form 4's working again? Your efficient government at (not) work.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by hardcase » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:43 am

I have a Form 4 can mailed mid-Jan. check cashed mid-Feb. Still no stamp.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by 5th_Amendment » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:34 am

The graph trend is precisely my angst. It's definitely up, and trending up, but I don't see any movement post mid April; up, down or level. It just stopped. I had a crazy thought that with the rule change, the ATF took a coffee break for a few months while they wait for something.

The wait is killing me. :shock:

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by T-Rex » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:32 am

My efiled, form 1's, from 2/28, were approved 8/16 (5 weeks ago & under 6 month turn-around).
They should be well into march, or maybe even April, by now.
Remember, NFA tracker is purely voluntary. If people don't add their info, or forget to complete it, data is skewed.

I think we're into a bulk of the time when people were panic buying for 41F.
I'd venture a guess that the majority had no clue about NFA tracker and/or were too busy to deal with it.
This would also skew the data.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by garredondojr » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:30 am

my cousin just got back a F1 sbr stamp on the 20th filed april 1st. still has a form 4 from mid march waiting approval plus two others. I procrastinated so it's going to be a good while for my stamps. july 11th for two eform 1's and the 12th for a paper form 1 since the sight crashed. :oops:

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by Zulu95 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:22 pm

Form 4 approval seems to be running around 6.5 months. I got my first one and just over a week ago and it was 6 months and almost 3 weeks.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by dirtjumper895 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:22 pm

I had an efiled form 1 filed 4/5/16, approved 9/20/16.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by sucker76 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:33 am

Suppressor form 4 paperwork submitted 2/23/16 and my dealer called me today 9/27/16 to say my stamp came in.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by quiettime » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:25 am

My efiled Form 1 was submitted3/29 and was just approved on 9/17

These used to take about 30 days.

It's going to take some time. Work on other projects, spend time with loved ones etc and try to take your mind off.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by mew » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:41 pm

just got mine Trust form 4 7 months to the day

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by tf2addict » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:20 pm

sucker76 wrote:Suppressor form 4 paperwork submitted 2/23/16 and my dealer called me today 9/27/16 to say my stamp came in.
That matches up almost exactly with what Silencer Shop is showing right now. Mine was submitted 2/27 so I'm hoping it comes in next week, it's been a long wait.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by wabbithunter » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:35 am

I filed my Form 1's and it took about 5 1/2 month's for each one to get approved.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by thepro8 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:17 pm

My form 1 efile just got approved after 6 months.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by hardcase » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:33 am

hardcase wrote:I have a Form 4 can mailed mid-Jan. check cashed mid-Feb. Still no stamp.
Still no can. Called my dealer last week and he said he had a safe full of cans for people. I suspect we are at the stage where it depends on who's desk the pile of Form 4s are located at ATF.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by darkstar2 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:45 pm

I had a form 4 check cashed in February, nothing yet.

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by nbw123 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:30 pm

I had 2 SBR form 1's processed in mid March and they were approved at the end of September. Both forms

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Re: ATF processing time

Post by 5th_Amendment » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:40 pm

My eform was APPROVED. Here's a stupid question: I received an emailed eform approval with a digital stamp on it. I was expecting a mailed form and a real stamp. Is the .pdf it??
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by 5th_Amendment » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:42 pm

Form 1 efile processing time was 26 April to 15 Oct.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by Fulliautomatix » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:54 pm

5th_Amendment wrote:My eform was APPROVED. Here's a stupid question: I received an emailed eform approval with a digital stamp on it. I was expecting a mailed form and a real stamp. Is the .pdf it??
That's all you get. Enjoy.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by hardcase » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:26 am

hardcase wrote:
hardcase wrote:I have a Form 4 can mailed mid-Jan. check cashed mid-Feb. Still no stamp.
Still no can. Called my dealer last week and he said he had a safe full of cans for people. I suspect we are at the stage where it depends on who's desk the pile of Form 4s are located at ATF.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by cdhknives » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:21 pm

My Form 1 was submitted 4/28 and received 10/19.

I have 2 more in process, each a month apart...should be interesting to see how the wait times spread out or if they stay roughly consistent to the submittal intervals.
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by Ash » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:27 am

2 form 4's purchased March 11th through a trust.
Mailed off 3-14-16
1 Approved 10-7-16
1 Approved 10-9-16 (Sunday). Didn't know they worked on weekends much less Sunday.
Received 1 stamp on 10-18-16
Received 1 stamp on 10-24-16
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Re: ATF processing time

Post by Bobby_V » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:13 pm

Bought my first suppressor via trust in November of 2014 and picked it up from the dealer in March 2015.

Ordered another one from Silencer Shop in May 2016 . . . just received word this week that they shipped my suppressor to my local dealer, but no news on my Form 4 (other than it was submitted).

How hard is it to process these stupid forms?


Maybe some day a miracle will happen and suppressors will be moved off of the NFA . . . :lol:

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