System won't let me edit my former post, so re-posting this with date for FFL supplementary information packet added.
58 days. Squeaky clean record. Midwest region. Here's the timeline:
07JAN12 - Mailed application to BATF
13JAN12 - Credit card charged
23JAN12 - Official start of C&R application processing (according to help desk). Status is now "pending".
21FEB12 - Call to help desk obtained the first-three and last-five digits of my future FFL number. Instructed to use these when calling back.
27FEB12 - Status still "pending".
29FEB12 - Status "approved and issued".
01MAR12 - License mailed to me.
05MAR12 - License received in mail - ATF Form 8A (5310.17)
13MAR12 - FFL supplementary information packet received in mail.
Bottom line: 58 days round-trip to my mailbox in the midwest. 16 days from mail to "charge date." 7 weeks and 3 days from "charge date" to receiving the license in the mail. Then another 8 days to receive the FFL information packet.
My supplementary information packet included the following:
ATF Letter Open letter to all recently federally licensed collectors of curio or relic firearms
ATF CD-ROM 5300.5 State Laws and Published Ordinances – Firearms, 30th Edition
ATF Form F5300.38 Application for an Amended Federal Firearms License (backordered)
ATF Publication P5300.4 Federal Firearms Regulation Reference Guide (backordered)
ATF Publication 3317.2 Safety and Security Information for Federal Firearms Licensees
ATF Form 1370.2 Requisition for Firearms/Explosives Forms
ATF Form 3310.11 Federal Firearms Licensee Firearms Inventory Theft/Loss Report (2 copies)
ATF Publication 5300.11 Firearms Curios or Relics List (December 2007)
ATF Card 3312.8 Personal Firearms Record
If you want to get a head start on reading the fine print, you can click the above links (valid as of 13MAR12).