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  • #76076
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    What are people seeing for stamp approved to stamp received lately? I have one that was approved on January 3 and have to go to my dealer later this week for some other stuff and am hopeful my stamp will be there by then saving a trip

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    Had two approved December 22nd. Still waiting on stamps to get to dealer.

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    Well,I have a form 4 approved the same day. And im in and out of my dealers office daily. And as of today,we haven’t got anything from BATFE. (Btw, N.E. Ohio here) So we continue to wait…..

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    Two weeks or a little more, worse with the holidays but those are over now

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    Looks like the approved to stamp received dates are getting longer.
    Mine was approved Mid November and took 5 days to get the stamp.

  • #76179
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    The stamp I picked up yesterday was approved on 12/22. 19 days.

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    Form 4 trust
    Approved 1/18/2017
    Recieved 2/4/2017

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    Form 1 approved 09/19/2016 and received stamp 09/30/2017. Form 4 approved 01/24/2017 and received stamp 01/28/2017

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    Form 4 approved 01/20/17 and stamp received 01/27/17.

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      Trust or individual ? Know pending date? Thanks

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    I received my first can in Oct 2016 and second in Nov 2016 after approved, the stamps arrived in ten working days

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    Approved 1st Feb
    Received 7th Feb

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    Approved 2/10/2017
    Received 2/18/2017

    State VA

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    Approved 2-28
    Picked up 3-6

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    Approved 03/05/2017
    Recieved at dealer 03/19/2017

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    approved 3/8/2017
    received at dealer 3/18/2017
    picked up 3/18/2017

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  • #78607
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    Approved 14MAR17
    Stamp at dealer and picked up 23MAR17

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    Approved Mar 15
    Received/picked up Mar 24 🙂

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    Approved 3/16/17
    Received 3/24/17

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    Approved 03/04/2017
    Received N/A- dealer still says he hasn’t received it…. 21 days to mail from W Virgina to FL? Yea I don’t think so.

    • #78692
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      Ya. Mine was approved the same day. Still waiting for the stamp as well. It would appear that there is one person working the mail room. They are off Monday through Thursday and work a half day on Friday.

  • #78688
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    Form 4 Trust Paper . Approved 3/16/17 recieved 3/25/17

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    Form 4 paper trust, Approved: 3/20/17, received 3/26/17. Of course I have 0 time to actually go and pick it up (during business hours).

  • #78738
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    How in the world is it that some have their stamps 6 days after their approval date while I
    am looking at 21 days as of tomorrow. What kind of system works like that?
    I had one of the longest waits from check cashed to being approved at 281 days. Now I look to be one with the longest wait from approval to getting the stamp, and there were no issues along the way!!
    Starting to get frustrated in Iowa.

    • #78743
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      I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with the dealer, how much volume they do.
      I guess it would make sense to pool a group together to mail out if they are all going to the same place, and it makes more sense (to them) to send several at a time rather than a few here and there.

      I had stamps arrive at dealers as soon as 5 days from approval, to as long as 19 days.
      Not sure why there is such a variance, other than possibly the NFA branch getting a batch together to send to one destination.

      Just speculation on my part obviously, I have no data to back that up.

      • #78746
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        I called my dealer today and what you state seems to be the case. He stated that he has received mailings with multiple approvals. Dates were from 5 days to 27 days from stamp approval.

        None the less, it’s “First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) – Metered Mail/Stamps.com Rate $0.46”.. For 200.00 bucks I would fully expect them to burn .46 cents. Figure in the cost of the envelope and we’ll call it .50 cents to mail out on date of approval. Even with that said, I’m sure it would take another day or two to make it to the mail room, stuff the envelope, and slap a stamp on it, then give it to the USPS.

  • #78807
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    Just an FYI for what it’s worth.
    In speaking with someone on the incoming phone line there at the NFA Branch, it was mentioned that after approval the paperwork goes to the STAMP issuers and then mailed.

  • #78808
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    looking at 21 days as of tomorrow.
    Starting to get frustrated in Iowa.

    I am at 14 days in Iowa. My FFL hasn’t responded yet. Did you ship it to CCA by chance?

    • #78809
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      Ruby: 21 calendar days or 21 Government days? Big difference.

  • #78829
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    10 days approved the 19th dealer called yesterday the 29th

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    Bob,
    Ordered through Dakota Silencer.
    They called me on the 29th saying that they have the stamp.
    They can ship directly to me, but more paperwork and more waiting involved for that.
    Weather is crap in Iowa where I am, so not a big deal, but I can hardly wait.

  • #78993
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    Anyone else got dates from approval to SOT receiving stamps recently?

  • #79074
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    SilencerCo Hybrid

    Stamp Approved: 4/2/17
    Stamp Received at Dealer: 4/6/17

    • #79081
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      NICE!!! What state are you in out of curiosity?

      • #79082
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        Augusta, Georgia. The dealer I purchased from is located pretty much right across the street from the Augusta National Golf Club and the Master’s is going on right now so when I got off work at 6, I gunned it to get there before they closed at 7. The amount of traffic is crazy with all of the people in town for the Master’s and that was about the time most people started leaving the course lol. I had to have my suppressor in my hands!

        • #79090
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          Good deal, I had 2 of 3 Form 4s approved on 3/29. 3rd is still pending as of this morning, and I’m in VA. Hoping to hear from the dealer in the next 5-12 days (not holding my breath, though).

  • #79143
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    2 Form 4’s
    Approved 4-4-17
    Stamp received at dealer 4-8-17

    4 days from approval to stamp received, looks like they are speeding up. Honestly my stamps have always come within a week to my dealer so I’m convinced these people with long stamp wait times is just their dealer not being on top of things. Just my 2 cents.

  • #79167
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    AAC Element 2 approved 4-4-17 & arrived at my dealer in North Alabama today 4-11-17. If we can swing it I’m going to pick it up tonight after work. Worst case tomorrow afternoon. What’s another 16 hours at this point 🙂

  • #79191
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    AAC SD-556 and SD-762 both approved on 4/3/17 and both stamps arrived at my dealer today 4/12/17 in Pennsylvania.

  • #79193
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    28 days and counting. My dealer says he gets them in batches every Wednesday. Today was not my day.

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  • #79237
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    Call from the SOT yesterday, 4/13/2017 the stamps arrived.

    2 Form 4s (Trust in VA) Approved 3/29/2017. Picked up 4/13/2017.
    294 days from check cashed to stamps received by sot/transferred to me.

  • #79293
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    Form 4 trust
    Pending: 6/30/16
    Approved: 4/5/17
    stamp received: 4/17/17

  • #79308
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    Stamp approved 4-12-17 , received 4-17-17 in ok. But regular transfer got put on hold. A lot of good my stamp is without suppressor. Silencerco hybrid. Form 4 trust.

  • #79325
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    Approved 04/07
    Received 04/18

  • #79327
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    Approved 4/4
    Stamp received 4/18
    Pick up In 2 days

  • #79330
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    Approved 04/04
    Received 04/18

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    “Check Received” 7/4/16
    Approved 4/19/17
    289 days
    Waiting on Stamp

  • #79547
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    Mine took 37 days after approval. It arrived in a batch with some only 2 weeks old.

  • #79573
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    Approved: 4/24/17
    Recieved: 4/28/17

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    Approved: 4/24/17
    Received: 4/28/17

    • #79579
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      Approved 4/21/17 still waiting ? live in Va…

      • #79697
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        Still waiting in VA with ya…Obsidian 45 approved 4/12/17. Prior two form 4’s were in hand two weeks after approval date.

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          Oh okay well I dont feel as bad now I guess I’ll try to be a little more patient. I wish they gave us a tracking number once approved that would be nice lol.

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            Yeah I think by next Thursday/Friday (30th day), I’ll have the SOT call for a certified copy…the first two came in on the second week (either a day or three before I picked them up…he’s an hour or so away from me).

  • #79717
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    Form 4 Trust Approved, 4/01/2017

    STILL NO STAMP. Shop called and they said it was shipped out on 4/11/2017. Been over a year since purchase, not even worth getting upset over it anymore…..

  • #79744
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    Approved 4/12
    Sparrow
    Octane9
    Hybrid

    Still waiting to hear from dealer. He confirmed he will call me the day they arrive.

    • #79790
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      I’m in VA with my 45 can approved the same day…we’re coming up on day 30 since approval soon…oh the fun!

      For what it’s worth, I had two other form 4’s approved on 3/29/2017 and picked them up a month ago this week…not so lucky with the 4/12/2017 approval day

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    Approved 4/29
    SilencerCo Omega 7.62 and Griffin Optimus
    Stamp received 5/5

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    Obsidian 45 – Michigan
    Approved 04/20/2017
    Stamp arrived 05/05/2017

  • #79789
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    Still awaiting receipt of the Obsidian 45 form 4 at my SOT…30th day will be later this week since the form 4 was approved (4/12/2017)…

    So I’ve gathered that I need to contact my SOT to request a certified copy if they do not receive the stamp once day 30 has come to pass…Is that right?

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    Class 2 dealer Here..Customers 2 Form 4’s approved April 7th..As of today (May8th) NOTHING in mail yet.His persistent calls to NFA branch was first told 30 days, Then 30 WORKING days..Now was told per todays phone call to add ANOTHER 30 days..HE’s NOT HAPPY.Are they out of postage stamps? Last Stamp received here at the shop was dated March 27th..was here in 3 days..SMH

    • #79806
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      My last Form 4 was approved on April 20, 2017
      and stamp was at dealer on May 5th, 2017.
      Picked up my Obsidian 45 on May 6th, 2017.

      Still waiting on a Form 1 sbr and a Form 4 trust
      Hybrid 46, whose checks were cashed on July 15th
      after being received just before the 41f deadline.

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      @LouisRShipka So am I correct in that I as the responsible recipient on the approved form 4 have to call and request the certified copy, or do I have to have the individual SOT request this from them?

      Based on your customers issues, it looks like they’re now saying 60 business days (minus Holidays, too) before a cert. copy will be issued?

      Sounds like the Mail Room might not be working 6 days/week…

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    • #79822
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      This dont make no since next week will be my 30th day. How in the world does it take a mailed off paper to get to where I live which is 5 hours away almost 30 days to my dealer ???.

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        So I called the ATF and got Laura, mentioned that at COB I’d be at day 30 since my form 4 was approved, she did mentioned that I should have my SOT contact them to request the certified copy (takes about 2 weeks she said) today, 15 May to make the request.

        She was not sure if the 30 days was calendar or business (M-F).

  • #79830
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    FINALLY my stamp came in yesterday 5-8-2017 to MY HOUSE. Whoever mailed it didn’t fold it right because both addresses were visible and there were question marks on the envelope. But know I have it and it’s on

    • #79961
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      That is sweet! Going to your SOT to pick up your can with your stamp in hand! LOL

      Brad

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    Form 4 Individual
    Sent in on 09/07/2016
    Credit card charged 03/13/2017 (no mistake 6 months)
    Stamp received: Still waiting

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  • #79973
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    Well I sent my request in for a can on 9/7/2016, they charged my CC on 3/13/2017 (6 months later) and I am still waiting to get an approval total time so far is 8.5 months.

  • #80076
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    approved 5/6
    stamp at dealer 5/20

    14 days

  • #80078
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    Approved on the may 1st and still no stamp as of today. The last stamp was received by my dealer 4 days after the approval date? What friggin kills me is that I know the mailman has to run at that facility everyday! After making people wait 9-10 plus months the least they could do is get the stamp out the door as soon as they can if not to help us to help them by removing clutter! Cause God knows they don’t need anymore distractions or difficulties in their way…….

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      Didn’t you say in another post that you were approved 5/18? That’s alot different than 5/1 and still waiting.

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        You do understand people can have more than 1 form out there right? Given the current status of the atf being flooded with forms probably 90% of people have multiple forms submitted/pending……..I have 5 total. 1 was approved the 1st and IM STILL WAITING ON THAT STAMP. And another form was approved on the 18th…….see how that works?

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    My bad. Dick.

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      Lol…..I’ve had my fill of ignorance is all.

    • #80097
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      Don’t worry about it. Some people are just a little more sensitive. Most people would have just stated they have multiples rather than being intentionally snide.

  • #80100
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    Approved 5/6 at dealer (In South Carolina) 5/20, 14 days.

  • #80112
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    Approved Saturday 5/13… SOT called on 5/18. A whopping 5 days including a weekend.

  • #80136
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    Approved 5/1/17
    Visited my SOT today 5/23/17

    still not there.

  • #80145
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    Approved 5/13/2017
    Stamp to dealer 5/24/2017
    Purchased 5/31/2016

  • #80150
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    Purchased Aac 7.62-sd May 30, 2016
    Form 4 sent to atf 7/09/2016
    Received by atf 7/12/2016
    Approved by atf 5/15/2017
    Stamp received today 5/24/2017

  • #80169
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    Gemtech Tracker from SS
    Approved 5/10/17
    Stop received 5/25/17
    15 days

  • #80335
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    Well,
    Check cashed 7/12/16
    Approved 5/1/17

    32 days, no stamp!
    I’ll check with my dealer one more time, then file request for certified copy.

    Bummer! I really want the original!
    not to mention even MORE waiting…

    Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary from purchase date!

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      hey beavizard, what ever happened with this? i’m in the same boat now. hoping to hear that your original DID eventually show up. at this point even a copy is another 2 month wait so another week waiting on the mail would be a relief. just curious..

  • #80340
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    8/05/16 check cashed
    05/18/17 approved
    No stamp yet maybe tomorrow

  • #80352
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    Form 4 Trust
    Silencerco Hybrid 46
    Purchased 07-11-2016
    Mailed on 07-11-2016
    Check cashed 07-15-2016
    Approved on 05-23-2017
    Stamp arrived 05-30-2017
    Michigan

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    Form 4 Trust FL
    SilencerCo Hybrid
    Control #2017162**

    Purchased 6/03/16
    Forms Sent ?
    Check Cashed 7/12/16
    Approved 5/01/17
    Stamp & Can in hand 6/03/17

    Exactly 1 Year to the Day!

    Atf took 293 days to approve.
    Pretty sure my dealer added almost a month to both sides.
    Purchase to check cashed = 39 days
    Approved to stamp received = 33 days

    Stopped in Friday to say it had been 32 days, and to request they file for a certified copy.
    Phone magically rang on Saturday, Hmmm…

    Oh well, it’s finally over! But I won’t be using them next time.

    • #80377
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      Stryker Medic
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      • Posts: 4
      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Wow. 2 months delay from the FFL. That’s just wrong.

      • #80378
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        chorizo
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        • Posts: 142
        Join Date: 01/06/2016

        More like a month delay. It takes about a week to arrive after mailing and a week for the ATF to process the app and cash the check (and during that time frame some are taking 3-4 weeks to process and cash check). It takes about 2 weeks to mail the tax stamp back (and some are taking 3-4 weeks).

        I am sure there was some delay from the dealer, but at worse it was a month and maybe only a week at best.

        The database makes this all clear.

        • #80425
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          beavizard
          Participant
          • Posts: 27
          Join Date: 01/06/2016

          Chorizo,
          I agree that is what “could” have happened. And why I gave him the benefit of the doubt the whole time.
          But the fact is my dealer signed and dated my form 4 on 7/5/16.(it’s right there in block 12)
          (32 days after cash purchase).
          Usps & ATF handled their end in 7 days. Check cashed/pending 7/12.

          The Tracker shows an average of 11 days from approval, and the forums seem to corroborate.

          He did’t retain the envelope so I couldn’t check postmark. So maybe I have to give him a slide there.

          But the fact that mine took 33 days and “arrived” the day after I pestered him does not inspire confidence.

          Not naming names or trying to smear anyone. But I truly think the folks at NFA branch are doing the best they can and some dealers may blame them or the “process” for their own inefficiencies.

          Of course everyones mileage will vary. I harbor no resentment, it all worked out in the end. I simply will go somewhere else for future Title 2 purchases.

          • #80427
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            chorizo
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            • Posts: 142
            Join Date: 01/06/2016

            I don’t blame you one bit. But here is one for you….two gemtech trackers on a trust The trust is bullet-proof as I have had 4 prior stamps approved on it.
            the first one had transit times of 6 days till check cash from mailing and approval on a Friday received the following Friday. less than 2 weeks of “admin time”

            The second one mail exactly 6 days later……check not cashed for 3 weeks from approval to receipt 23 days (6 weeks of admin time) to make matters worse the examiner drug her feet and did not approve it for 302 days while all others of that time frame were being approved at 240-260 days.

            So not only did she take her sweet-ass time, so did the admin on the front and the back adding about 2.5 months to the time.

            As I have said before….why the variation? HUMANS!

            • #80429
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              beavizard
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              • Posts: 27
              Join Date: 01/06/2016

              You are 100% correct Sir.
              Humans are the variable. Doesn’t matter who they work for, or in what capacity.
              Buyers who make mistakes on forms or trusts, dealers, government employees, mail carriers, all human!
              Add in the sheer volume of the rush and chaos ensues.
              I’m no 41f cowboy, been using a trust for stamp collecting long before it was it was “cool”.
              Lived up North then, and the CLEO simply would not sign.
              Paid a real laywer for a real trust alot of real money!
              No individual to blame per say,
              The whole system is broken.
              Not holding my breath for the H.P.A or NFA reform.
              But I sure do miss E-files!
              Good luck with anything you have pending, and hoping it gets better!

  • #80386
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    sneaky98gt
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    • Posts: 5
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Dealer just called to inform me that both of my stamps are in. 9 days from approved to in-hand, which includes 4 weekend days and a holiday (Memorial Day).

    So it actually came in 4 business days. Pretty happy with that, honestly.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of Will sneaky98gt.
  • #80426
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    Shady69
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    • Posts: 7
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Ok heres one for ya silencerco hybrid pending 08/05/16 approved 5/18/17 went to dealer on 6/6/17 to find out wtf just so happens the same serial # was used on 2 applications and atf did not catch it and my can went to someone else now i had to resend application and they told my dealer they would rush processes it but i wonder how long rush processing is. THIS SUCKS

    • #80442
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      alex
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Something similar happened to me. I’m in Arizona and purchased a Hybrid and a Griffin Optimus from the same dealer (checks were both cashed 7-18-16). My Optimus got approved 6-02-17 but my dealer put the same Hybrid serial numbers on two form 4s by mistake. He had my serial number for my Hybrid, he just mistakenly put the wrong one on the form 4. So ATF will send him the originals to correct then he will resend with the correct serial number and get it corrected. I’m picturing another month for the Hybrid or so.

  • #80508
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    clbd39
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    • Posts: 6
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Approved: May 11, 2017
    Received: June 6, 2017

  • #80566
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    osucowboy8
    Participant
    • Posts: 3
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    AAC Ti-Rant 45:

    Purchased: 05-31-2016
    Form 4 Submitted: 05-05-2016
    Check Cashed: Unknown
    APPROVED: 05-13-2017

    The damn stamp still hasn’t been received at my dealer as of 06-14-2017!

    • #80949
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      mrkrag
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      • Posts: 12
      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Did your stamp ever show up? Still waiting on one from 6/2 myself..

  • #80591
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    jwsm
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    • Posts: 15
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Form 4 suppressor, paper, trust:

    Approved: June 07, 2017
    Received: June 15, 2017

  • #80768
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    mrkrag
    Participant
    • Posts: 12
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    6/24/16 purchased from SS
    07/07/2016 SS submitted form 4
    07/18/2017 ATF cashed check, pending
    Finally called yesterday, 6/22/17 to see what’s up, and…
    06/02/2017 APPROVED!
    Spoke to dealer, no mail yet. More waiting. Tomorrow is 1 year since purchase

    • #80895
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      willstarnes
      Participant
      • Posts: 4
      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Same here. Approved 6/2 and still not received. Just had another approved a week ago also. Can’t wait to see how long that takes!

      • #80951
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        willstarnes
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        Join Date: 01/06/2016

        Got the call about my 6/2 approval on Friday. One more left to go.

    • #81064
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      mrkrag
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      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      WAIT IS OVER!
      picked it up today 7/7/17 after calling the dealer again to check on it. just happens to be exactly one year since it was submitted.

      best of luck to everyone still waiting, hang in there

  • #80769
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    Onelargeeye
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    • Posts: 6
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Picked up my suppressor yesterday, one week after approval.
    Long wait over.
    Hope everyone else’s pain ends soon.

  • #80781
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    stevestiqs
    Participant
    • Posts: 11
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Optimus from SS
    Checked cashed 7/22/16
    Approved 6/21/17
    334 days
    Waiting on the stamp begins……….

    • #80793
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      mrkrag
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      • Posts: 12
      Join Date: 01/06/2016

      Ugh, hopefully both of ours went out in this week’s mail. Mine was approved on 6/2, I called the dealer Wednesday and still no stamp. Passed from one slow, incompetent govt agency to another…

  • #80862
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    stevestiqs
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    • Posts: 11
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Optimus from SS
    Checked cashed 7/22/16
    Approved 6/21/17
    Received 6/27/17
    6 days…may be a world record!

  • #81068
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    John
    Participant
    • Posts: 2
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Suppressor
    Form 4 trust
    Mailed 7/12/2017
    Check cashed 7/25/2016
    Approved 6/23/2017
    Received 7/7/2017

  • #81069
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    osucowboy8
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    • Posts: 3
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Did your stamp ever show up? Still waiting on one from 6/2 myself..

    My stamp finally arrived on 6/19, which was 37 days after it was approved. I’ve still got two pending.

  • #81111
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    geclevel
    Participant
    • Posts: 26
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Gemtech-22
    Purchase 7/8/16 from Silencershop
    Sent 7/13/16
    Pending 7/25/16
    Approved 6/30/17
    Stamp – 7/10/17

  • #81114
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    Ditchie
    Participant
    • Posts: 5
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Griffin Armament Resistance 9
    Purchased 6/25/16 from Silencershop
    Submitted 7/8/16
    Pending 7/22/16
    Approved 6/30/17
    Stamp at dealer 7/11/17

  • #81163
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    mochool
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    • Posts: 6
    Join Date: 01/06/2016

    Local small dealer
    Slingshot 22
    Form 4 Individual
    Check cash 08/23/2016
    Approval 07/07/2017
    Stamp recieved 07/14/2017

    ?

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