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Old 03-21-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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Any ideas on "current" wait time after ATF cashes your check on suppressor tax stamp?
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:18 PM   #2
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It really depends on what you're doing. Form 1, Form 4, individual, trust. I'll tell you this, I submitted a Form 1 trust for a suppressor in October 2016 and I still don't have it back yet. There have been people that submitted Form 4's since then that have already been approved. It makes no sense in the order things are getting approved.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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Form 4 Trust took me 8 months. What really gives me the Red arse is I have 2 more in jail. Doesn't it make better sense to have a rules based approval system (If an approved applicant has pending suppressors, all items are released).
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:29 PM   #4
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check being cashed on 4/10/17 stamp arrived on 3/19/2018. Form 4 trust with one person on it.

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Old 03-21-2018, 12:55 PM   #5
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Any ideas on "current" wait time after ATF cashes your check on suppressor tax stamp?
You are asking a question that no one can answer definitively, because it requires knowing what will take place in the unknown future.

If you want to know how long folks who filed their forms a long time ago and just got their stamps back had to wait (which is marginally useful at best and incredibly misleading at worst for predicting future wait times), www.nfatracker.com has infinitely more data than this bowhunting website.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:56 PM   #6
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It really depends on what you're doing. Form 1, Form 4, individual, trust. I'll tell you this, I submitted a Form 1 trust for a suppressor in October 2016 and I still don't have it back yet. There have been people that submitted Form 4's since then that have already been approved. It makes no sense in the order things are getting approved.
I am telling you.........black helos are spying on you.........
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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I am telling you.........black helos are spying on you.........
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:26 PM   #8
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It really depends on what you're doing. Form 1, Form 4, individual, trust. I'll tell you this, I submitted a Form 1 trust for a suppressor in October 2016 and I still don't have it back yet. There have been people that submitted Form 4's since then that have already been approved. It makes no sense in the order things are getting approved.


Good Lord, something’s definitely wrong there. What do they say when you all and ask about it?

Also have you tried emailing the ATF chief about it?


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Old 03-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #9
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Good Lord, something’s definitely wrong there. What do they say when you all and ask about it?

Also have you tried emailing the ATF chief about it?


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I have called and they just say it's pending FBI background check. The only email address I have is the investigator that emailed me last October saying he was starting my check. I have emailed him and get the same response. Who is the ATF chief?
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:06 PM   #10
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Oddly enough, they cashed my check quickly. Literally, within days of when I sent it in. Last time, it was just before I received the stamp back.

I suppose it is wishful thinking.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:08 PM   #11
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It’s all over the board. Had some come back in 11 months, then just got some back in 7. Who knows.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:40 PM   #12
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Since all the pre-41f forms should be behind us now, I was hoping it would speed back up
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:13 PM   #13
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I have called and they just say it's pending FBI background check. The only email address I have is the investigator that emailed me last October saying he was starting my check. I have emailed him and get the same response. Who is the ATF chief?


I don’t know what his email is but I know several people in the past who have contacted them and gotten results. 18 months is way beyond normal times.


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Old 03-22-2018, 07:41 AM   #14
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You can call the ATF NFA branch at (304) 616-4500, select "check status of a form 1/4" and then give them your name and serial number. If you don't have the SN, contact your FFL/SOT and they can provide it for you.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:47 AM   #15
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My last one took 15 months. Te first one took 11 months.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:47 AM   #16
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Oddly enough, they cashed my check quickly. Literally, within days of when I sent it in. Last time, it was just before I received the stamp back.

I suppose it is wishful thinking.
Lol they take your money fast and the rest is slowwwwww

I’d say 4-6 months would be realistic for you
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:26 AM   #17
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Just followed up on mine. It was approved late last week and should be in the mail today or tomorrow. Only took 526 days. 17 months.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:29 AM   #18
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Just followed up on mine. It was approved late last week and should be in the mail today or tomorrow. Only took 526 days. 17 months.
Dang. I hope I forget about mine so the time passes faster......... I put mine in on February 1 of this year. I was hoping to have it by the end of the year.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:21 PM   #19
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I was pleasantly surprised today. Filed for a SBR MPX on 1/29/18 and it came in today. So 148 days from sent to arrived. Single responsible person on trust.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:32 PM   #20
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Less than 5 months.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:08 AM   #21
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I was pleasantly surprised today. Filed for a SBR MPX on 1/29/18 and it came in today. So 148 days from sent to arrived. Single responsible person on trust.


I’ve been thinking about SBR’ing my MPX......congrats!


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Old 06-26-2018, 11:01 PM   #22
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Currently waiting on one, check cashed late November 2017. Currently waiting on background check. My last one took right at 11 months. Form 4, trust.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:03 AM   #23
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Less than 5 months.

Man I may just have to buy another can. Not too long ago it took almost a yr for my can and sbr paperwork to come back.


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Old 06-27-2018, 07:21 AM   #24
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Man I may just have to buy another can. Not too long ago it took almost a yr for my can and sbr paperwork to come back.


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Now is a good time with the silencerco bogo deal.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:01 AM   #25
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You've GOT to be kidding me! I moved since submitting mine and apparently they've been unsuccessfully mailing me a correction form. Yes... I forwarded all my mail. Not sure why I didn't get it. Finally got the "Final notice" call today! Would've had stamps in hand by now!

EDIT: Apparently they don't forward federal mail. I called in to advise them of my move and even commented on a forum regarding an address change. The guy I spoke with was not a people person. Simply answered "No. On the next one."

After speaking with the gentleman today, he says that if the last guy would've at least notated the move in my account, we could've corrected the issues and I'd have stamps in hand!

Just for the record: they needed a color photo, verify SN on my lower, and to remove my name from a couple spots. Just needed Trust name.

Talk about learning experience

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Old 06-27-2018, 11:15 AM   #26
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You've GOT to be kidding me! I moved since submitting mine and apparently they've been unsuccessfully mailing me a correction form. Yes... I forwarded all my mail. Not sure why I didn't get it. Finally got the "Final notice" call today! Would've had stamps in hand by now!
Bro.....

You are supposed to tell the ATF when you move.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:17 AM   #27
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You are supposed to tell the ATF when you move.
See above EDIT
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:04 PM   #28
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With things that are this important, you should communicate in writing. I moved once while my forms were pending. I wrote them a letter and not only did they respond, but they EXPEDITED my forms and approved them right away.

Live and learn.
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:18 PM   #29
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With things that are this important, you should communicate in writing. I moved once while my forms were pending. I wrote them a letter and not only did they respond, but they EXPEDITED my forms and approved them right away.

Live and learn.
Got the direct line for an analyst and he's been more than helpful. Fixing everything up today and he says that we're "Very close" to approval.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:05 PM   #30
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Received. 6 months and 20 days.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:18 PM   #31
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Mine was on a trust and it took right at 7 months.
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