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Old May 22, 2019, 10:39   #1
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Form 4 Wait Time

How long is the wait time for a form 4 these days?
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Old May 23, 2019, 05:37   #2
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According to this, about 250 days...

https://www.nfatracker.com/

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Old May 26, 2019, 12:51   #3
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On April 30th my two Form 4 Trust tax stamps were approved.

They were sent in April 20th, 2018 and the ATF cashed my check on April 26th.

I would not believe the "rolling 12 month average". They are having backlog issues with FBI background checks. Mine was stuck at the FBI for at least 6 months.
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Old May 27, 2019, 13:40   #4
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About 12 months here. I have a drawer full of old ones that i marked day i sent off and day i got them back. Lots were 45 days or less but this was years ago. I want a couple more cans but i dont think i have it in me to do the wait time now.
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Old May 29, 2019, 21:31   #5
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Thanks all, I appreciate the info.
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I called the ATF today. I have 3 cans in NFA jail, they went pending August 3rd 2018. As of today they are still pending. I asked if they had any idea when. The lady told me the average is 9 months
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Old May 30, 2019, 23:27   #7
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The E-file was supposed to speed things up...
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also waiting for a form 4 trust from Aug 2018.
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Old May 31, 2019, 10:02   #9
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I have a F1 that is still pending. 8 months exactly today. They got the paperwork in their hands last Halloween day according to USPS delivery confirmation.
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I'm at 12months now....never waited this long pre 41p. Even some put in 2wks before 41p took nine months....all of the above are F4s.
I remember when I used e-file for a couple of F1s & it took 28 days
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Old June 07, 2019, 16:17   #11
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If everybody wrote to their congressman each month that this shit goes on, I bet things would change.

People acting now like its some sort of badge of accomplishment that they're still waiting a year after they paid for something for some cocksucker in Washington to do his fugking job.

This is bullshit.

Or at least the congressmen would know we're getting royally pissed over it.
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Old June 12, 2019, 22:41   #12
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The E-file was supposed to speed things up...
The eFile system for Form 4s isn't going to be ready until next year according to the ASA Industry meeting with the ATF this year:

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...ndustry-forum/

That sucks but at least it is coming and if it's anything like the eForm 1s I'll be very happy, my eForm 1 took 13 days, two paper Form1s I did last year took 259 days.
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If everybody wrote to their congressman each month that this shit goes on, I bet things would change.
The congressmen would become aware that people can own automatic weapons and that just shouldn't be. NFA will go the way of the DoDo!
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I'm at 12 months waiting (June 18).
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If I were made to wait a year for a fugking background check on a firearm accessory, I’d be writing to my congressman every 30 days until that shit gets straight.
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Old June 14, 2019, 20:40   #16
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It's a joke... When I submitted my F4, I thought it would only be a few months. A year! Really??? And this is what they are using as a model for "universal background checks". Obstructionism at it's worst!
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Over 14 months now, called again and its still "pending".
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The E-file was supposed to speed things up...
It has actually. Amazingly fast for me.

DO NOT USE PAPER FORMS!

Ive had two SBR's that were e filed go through in less than 35 days. My paperwork forms are now at 6 months. When I called the ATF person laughed told me the paper stuff is up to 1 year in most cases.
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It has actually. Amazingly fast for me.

DO NOT USE PAPER FORMS!

Ive had two SBR's that were e filed go through in less than 35 days. My paperwork forms are now at 6 months. When I called the ATF person laughed told me the paper stuff is up to 1 year in most cases.
Arent SBR's on a Form 1? There is no current option to eFile a Form 4.
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Just called the BATFE,

Form 4 was approved 9/13/19, my 15 month wait is almost over!
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My stamp came in today, of course i'm out of town!
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