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    • #74510
      Just18085
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      I am curious as to how often the form 4 individual information is updated. On one hand it says average 150 days then according to the chart we are still in April. My card was Debited June 20. Is it calendar days or business days? The silencer shop states that they are receiving approvals on august already.

    • #74516
      TrooperBrian
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      Currently you’re looking about 7 months 1 week on approvals for Form 4 Individual. The wait time is in CALENDAR days.

      As far as the SS website, you might want to read it again. They are in red numbers, meaning the dates are more than 7 days old. The date is 8/8/2015, not 2016.

      • #84096
        Nrthwst
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        They have been coming in under 5 months for the form 4 individual here in spokane Washington. My check was cashed June 30th 017 so mine stamp should be here in less than 3 weeks

    • #75742
      ddurbin
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      Any form 4 individuals been approved lately? Called last week and mine was still pending. Check cashed April 18th

      • #75744
        kennyfsu
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        Yes, my check cash date was 4/29 and I was approved 12/16.

        • #75748
          ddurbin
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          Damn. Hopefully mine is approved soon

          • #82230
            cletus
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            Don’t hold your breath. Mine was received on 8/12/16 check cashed 8/17/16 and I still have nothing. It is still pending.

        • #75944
          vikingtodd223
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          Do you know how long after your info was processed til your item was passed through? My form 4 check was cashed the 26th of July and just today, 1-4 it was entered into the NFA sytem.

      • #84266
        Fabain Kitchen
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        Approved one week ago. Sent it out May 18th. Less than six months. Can’t beat it. Let’s go USPS with that stamp!

      • #93045
        Brody
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        2 Form 4 recieved 4/30/18 by ATF, both approved 12/18/18 recieved stamps at dealer 1/2/19

    • #75746
      JMAK
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      So question on this….my check was cashed 2 days after i FEDEX’d the package to them. Most of the trackers say 40 days to check cash, or is that 40 days check cash to pending status?

      • #75747
        kennyfsu
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        Once your check is cashed it automatically begins the “pending” status.

        • #75749
          JMAK
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          So strange thing…my dealer told me the check was cashed….but calling the ATF for status they say it is not in the system. Should I be concerned here?

          • #75750
            kennyfsu
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            I would definitely ask your dealer how and where he got that information.

    • #75754
      Travisk0024
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      So to clear up some confusion. Your “check” is processed usually in the first 3 to 5 days. Then you are in “pending” status, but with there back up it may take 1-4 months to be inputting in the system and be truly pending. Then you wait for them to say approved.

      • #75764
        chorizo
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        Travisk0024 is correct as this is the new norm. It used to be that when the check was cashed, then within a day or two it was entered into the system. But with the huge surge in applications, there is a large backlog of applications to enter as it takes longer to enter your information into the system than it takes to pull the check and enter it so it may be cashed.

        • #75776
          JMAK
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          Makes sense now guys…thank you. So my dealer is correct about the check cashing, just BATFE is behind with input. I would imagine once in their system it takes the date the check was cashed in an as of capacity to start the process. Fingers crossed to have it by August.

          • #75778
            chorizo
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            The application takes the date and case number assigned. It goes pending when the application is reviewed, deemed complete and correct and all information is entered in the system…which as you see is sometimes later than the check cashing then each case is assigned in a first in, first assigned (based upon case/application number) to a reviewer depending upon their case load.

            Not magic nor is it a mystery, just standard Federal bureaucracy.

            • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by chorizo.
    • #75829
      ddurbin
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      finally aprroved!!!!
      Check cashed: 4-18
      approved: 12-28
      Now to wait for the stamp to come in

      • #93293
        Dan
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        I purchased my first black rifle, a 300 BLK with an 9 inch barrel with suppressor. So this is a two stamp gun. These would be processed together, or would I have to wait twice as long as someone with a single stamp?

        I did this under my own name thru a silencer shop kiosk, so I think I would be looking at Form 4 Individual wait times?

        Executed documents on 6-22-2018 and checks were both cashed on 7-12-2018

        Based on the current wait times, and assuming they process both at the same time, I should be only a few weeks away from being approved. All I have to do here is call the NFA branch to get an update? They all just got back to work on Monday morning, so maybe I will call next week. Does anyone know if everyone calling the NFA to get status updates slows down the process for everyone else? Perhaps the NFA has a dedicated person working the phones to give people updates?

    • #75833
      carnepo
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      I see a lot of posts with mentions of application “pending”, where are you getting status updates?
      I am currently over 6 months since check cashed.

      thanks

    • #75837
      pwalston25
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      You have to call the nfa branch and they will ask for your serial number and who it is being transferred to. Then they will give you the status. If you have only been waiting 6 months you still have a ways to go. At least 2 more months if not longer. Mine took close to 8 months and my check was cashed first week of May. This was with a trust and not the first item on the trust

      Check cashed 5-4-16
      Approved 12-21-16
      still waiting on stamp

    • #76579
      Disconnekt
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      Called Martinsburg today:

      LaRue TranQuilo on an Individual F4
      05/31/16 Check cashed
      06/01/16 Pending
      01/17/17 Approved

    • #76644
      Sandman Can
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      Paper F4 individual

      Check cashed 5-31-16
      Approved 1-11-17
      Stamp received 1-20-17
      Friday could not have been a better day. Got my 1st Can & a new President that loves this country. Things are looking up.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by Sandman Can. Reason: Additional info
    • #76744
      Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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      I just wish more people would post to this feed because this is how I filed my Form 4. lol
      Although, what is here has helped me greatly.

    • #76775
      Sniperb4
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      Check cashed 3 Jun 16, approved 20 Jan 17, stamp arrived at dealer today 27 Jan 17. Picking up today.

      • #76781
        Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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        Woohoo! I bet you’re excited! Thanks for checking in

    • #77741
      Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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      Anyone else here that would like to report individual form 4’s? It would be much appreciated.

      • #77748
        BiggdawgBiggdawg
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        wish i could still waiting check cashed june 14th, 2016 hope i have it by end of march.

        • #77750
          Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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          Now more often it just seems like such a turnaround from what data has been reported. :/ .
          Most of the reports here have been around the 230-ish day mark and in which case you should have been free and clear.

          With that being said and in my opinion, I feel like they put a stop on the individuals and have been doing more trusts rather. They don’t make that sort of info public but it really seems to be that way because that is all that has been reported for the last couple weeks.

          I have one from July 6th, 2016. Each time I call they tell me something different. Last month I called and they said March and then a few days ago I called and she told me It would be more like the 10 month mark rather than the 8. Just bogus. Rant over.

          • #77751
            BiggdawgBiggdawg
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            right there with ya 259 days today or 8 months 14 days

        • #77806
          Dizzle
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          My checks were also cashed on 6/14/16. When I called to check my status on Monday, they told me im still pending and that they are currently processing June. Hopefully not much longer as ive seen people from May/June getting theirs as early as Jan.

    • #77752
      MP5 Mitch
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      Me too. 4 cans Form 4 trust. Checks cashed 6/24/16, still no word. Guessing the last week of March.

      • #77753
        Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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        Yeah, for trusts they are still in late May and barely into early June.
        As for individuals; they are some what closer to the 4th week of June as far as reports show. (These can be viewed on the transfer tracking)

        The difference of where they are in the forms is because of all the trust submissions trying to squeak in under the old rules. It basically backlogged the trusts form 4’s.

    • #77764
      BMPBMP
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      Hey Spy, do the individual forms get sorted from the trusts? Or is it first come first served?

      Brad

      • #77765
        Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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        In theory no. They leave them intermingled and are not separated for different examiners.

        But if you could think of it symbolically as 2 lines. Both equal in length. One for trust and one for individuals. Both lines are in theory being helped at the same pace. BUT, what makes it different is that there are more in the trust line.

        Essentially because there are not as many in the individual line, it inherently moves fast in terms of date of approval.

        • #80066
          Andrew
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          I’m not sure that makes sense… if they leave them intermingled and do not separate trusts from individuals then the example of two lines doesn’t add up. Two separate lines (equal or otherwise) in of itself insinuates separation. Obviously folks are posting Aug approvals and Trusts are still in early to mid July, so something doesn’t add up. I called them today and they told me they do not get separated or reviewed by different department. They said its on a first come first serve basis. If that was the case, then how are the individual apps almost 30 days ahead…? Mine went pending late Oct so I’m ecstatic seeing aug individual approvals. Hope more people can post their Pending/Approval dates to see if there is a pattern or some folks simply got lucky.

          • #80073
            chorizo
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            They don’t separate them…..but the trusts go through an “extra” step to have the trust looked at. It used to be that trusts were faster, but since there are so many of them and only so many examiners to look at the trusts, they are taking about a month longer now.

    • #77804
      Bob
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      Sent 6/24/16
      Cashed 6/29/16
      Gunshop called Stamp arrived Today 3/1/17 !!

      Going to get it Saturday!!

    • #77952
      Spy C. WeinerSpy C. Weiner
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      GOT SOME NEWS FOR YOU
      **Updated transfer tracking already**
      Sent July 1st, 2016
      Pending July 6th, 2016
      APPROVED March 1st, 2017
      IN HAND March 6th, 2017
      Individual form 4.

    • #78021
      kyle44
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      Form 4 Individual
      Bought: 5/5/2016
      Sent: 7/1/2016 (CLEO sign off delay)
      Cashed: 7/7/2016
      Approved: 2/27/2017
      Stamp Received: 3/7/2017
      Updated the tracker!

      Now the long wait for two more bought in Jan 2017… Ugh!

    • #78033
      skindog
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      My check was cashed September 9 2016. Should I expect my form 4 individual approval around the middle of May? Also are the individual form 4 approvals quicker than the trust ones

      • #78034
        BiggdawgBiggdawg
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        figure 8-10 months from check cashed date, and it seems individual are going a little faster than trust from what i have seen. trust forms are at 6-12–6-15 range and individual are now into july.

    • #78036
      skindog
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      Thanks biggdawg!

    • #78483
      Buchhakj
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      Credit card charged August 1st, 2016. Called today to get my control number and it’s 2017104xxx. All the ones I’ve seen being approved are 2016xxxxxx.

    • #78487
      vikingtodd223
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      So does you having a control # means it’s approved and stamp is on its way?

    • #78488
      Buchhakj
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      It is still pending. My question is more based on the control number. Why is mine 2017 verse 2016 like all the others.

    • #78497
      Touge Attack
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      Gemtech trek purchased today. I used the silencer shop kiosk. So it will be interesting to see how things go.

    • #79353
      Wiebes
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      Ugh……. Just got done calling. Completed my paperwork back in October of 2016 with my local dealer in AZ but just got notification that the ATF processed payment in March 2017. Wondering who sat on my paperwork so long. So long on my dreams of bringing home my first sbr this year……. Either way, I’m finally pending and have uploaded it to the system.

      • #82763
        TheTakeover
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        I have a feeling you’ll be seeing your stamp approved this year afterall.

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