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Old March 16, 2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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NFA transfer times

I just started an NFA transfer. Anyone recently got one back and care to share what kind of turnaround time you received? The locals around here have been saying 6 weeks lately.
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Old March 16, 2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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Once the paperwork is filed you can expect the BATF to dick anywhere from 1-12 weeks. They usually dick around 6-8 weeks.
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Old March 16, 2006, 05:15 PM   #3
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My last transfer took over 10 months. I hope this one is a lot faster. Hopefully inside of 3 months.
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Old March 16, 2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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I thought LEO's didn't have to go through the transfer process like civilians do.
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Old March 16, 2006, 06:01 PM   #5
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that only applies to department-issued weaponry. In that situation, the department owns the weapon and you being an employee of that department are thereby allowed to carry it. For any NFA item that you would want to own yourself, you must follow the same rules and regs as Joe Citizen.
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Old March 17, 2006, 03:04 AM   #6
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i sent mine in on feb. 16 and my check still hasnt cashed..
i called and they told me not to worry, that they are taking longer than expected and im not the only one..
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Old March 17, 2006, 10:14 PM   #7
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Thanks, I hope it is a go for you soon. I know how excited I get...
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Old March 21, 2006, 09:50 PM   #8
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Both of my transfers last year took 6 months, start to finish.
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Old March 22, 2006, 11:40 PM   #9
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The last two I did were sent in sometime in February and I have them back now. Six weeks would probably be a good guess.
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Old March 23, 2006, 06:19 PM   #10
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just out of curiosity, where did you guys send your paperwork? Some people have told me they send theirs to Virginia and some have sent theirs to Chicago.
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Old March 23, 2006, 07:07 PM   #11
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My experiance with transfers are based on the ones that go down during my visits to large gun stores.
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Old March 23, 2006, 07:19 PM   #12
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NFA transfers are different than normal handgun or rifle transfers. To transfer a Suppressor, Machinegun or the like, you have to have ATF approval and pay a $200 tax stamp for each item you wish to transfer. This process involves a sign-off by your local Chief Law Enforcement Official, background check by BATFE and, as stated above, the $200 transfer tax. This process usually takes from 6 weeks up to 1 year.
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Old March 23, 2006, 09:09 PM   #13
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I wasn't talking about regular handgun and long guns.
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Old March 23, 2006, 09:12 PM   #14
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My last four Form 4 tansfers have averaged 35 days from mailing to receipt of the approved F4. All transfers have been corporate (my LLC).
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Old March 23, 2006, 09:43 PM   #15
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sorry willbray, I thought that was what you meant. My mistake. You must have meant that you witnessed NFA transactions at the large gun stores. I pictured Dick's, Cabellas and the like and didn't think they dealt in NFA items, sorry...
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Old March 24, 2006, 02:31 AM   #16
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Corporate transfers seem to be happening pretty fast these days. I just did 8 that where done in under 30 days.
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Old April 13, 2006, 09:16 PM   #17
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just got my form 4s back a couple of days ago...and I sent them off Feb. 1...so, looks like about 10 weeks on mine
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Old April 13, 2006, 09:26 PM   #18
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Update

I got back two more form 4s the other day. I sent them at the beginning of February. They were stamped something like February 18 and went out like the third week of March.
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Old April 20, 2006, 08:14 AM   #19
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ATF signed for my paperwork on March 13. I haven't checked to see if the MO is cashed yet. Maybe I'll get to that today...
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Old April 26, 2006, 02:57 PM   #20
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I got the call today from the my dealer that my paperwork was in and I was ready to take posession of my new NFA item. ATF signed for my paperwork on 3-13. Today is 4-26. That was a turnaround of 6 weeks almost to the day. Guess that answers my question......
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Old April 27, 2006, 01:53 PM   #21
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While I haven't done one lately, both of my NFA transfers to date were under two months, probably six weeks if I recall.
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