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Old August 24, 2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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Now the wait begins!

I filled out my Form 1, got my CLEO signature, which was a bear b/c he was out on medical leave and I had to wait two weeks for him to return, got fingerprinted and mailed it all in my check on 8/21. Let's see how long it takes.

This is my first Form 1, so I hope I got it right. Fingers crossed!
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Old September 1, 2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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the first form 1 I did on 9-16-09.got back on 3-12-10.form 1#2 on 4-6-10 recieved on 8-19-10.hurry up and wait.
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Old September 10, 2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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Form 1 mailed on 8/21.
Check cashed on 8/31.
Approved Form 1 received........
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Old October 2, 2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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My experience so far has been typical. I mailed the Form 1 on July 31, NFA-branch cashed the check on August 9th, the Form 1 went pending on September 8. Average time from pending to approved is 77 days, so I have some waiting to do. NFA Tracker and other internet sites are pretty consistent in average times from forms-sent to stamp-in-hand being 3-4 months. It can vary a lot from examiner to examiner.

As to CLEO signature, his Chief Deputy or other "designated person" can sign off on the Form 1 too.

You can call the NFA branch to check your application status 304-616-4500. You need the serial number of the receiver you're registering. Generally, the people that answer the phones there are pretty friendly for government workers.

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Old October 26, 2010, 02:11 PM   #5
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I bought a Thompson and M-16 in December shortly after president Osama got elected. The Thompson took over a year, The M-16 took almost 2 years because there were problems with the paperwork regarding barrel length.

I bought an Uzi in late fall early summer of this year and it took about 3 months, things have gotten better after the election buying panic slowed down.

Good luck
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Old November 4, 2010, 06:46 AM   #6
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60 days and counting...
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Old November 4, 2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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you should be getting your stamp soon as I have never went over 60 days. Maybe I've been lucky with examiners that dont fiddle around
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Old November 30, 2010, 04:14 PM   #8
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90 days and counting....:barf:
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:50 PM   #9
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Huh...should be soon as the times have sped up. Have you called and seen if its gone pending...ask who your examiner is when you do. O and btw I had a f4 take 178days last year so I don't want to hear it.lol
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Old December 6, 2010, 07:06 AM   #10
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Form 1 Arrived! December 3rd. So, it was just over 90 days and there were a bunch of holidays during that time.

The process was surprisingly easy and painfree. I should have gotten an NFA weapon years ago.
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Old September 20, 2011, 03:10 PM   #11
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wait continues

form 4 sent in on June 15.
Check cashed on June 21
Sept 20- nada.

Called today- Sept 20.
My dealer's handwriting isn't the best. They said His 0 looked like a 9 or vice versa, so they don't know which is the correct serial numbers.
Been sitting on it since July 1. Said form would be sent back to dealer when they get around to it.... Then have to be re-submitted.

Anyone know if I'll have to do the whole thing again or they'll just have him fix the serial # in that box?
Bottom line: looks like this is going to be at least a 6 month wait.
Super bummed.
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Old September 20, 2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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My dealer's handwriting isn't the best. They said His 0 looked like a 9 or vice versa, so they don't know which is the correct serial numbers.
Been sitting on it since July 1. Said form would be sent back to dealer when they get around to it.... Then have to be re-submitted.
How much did your dealer charge you to scribble like a 7 year old on your form 4? I would be mad as hell about that.

My dealer prints the form 4s out on his computer so every thing is clearly typed except where a signature is needed.
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Old September 20, 2011, 05:06 PM   #13
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fortunately it's a sweet heart deal. It's his personal gun that I bought and he just wanted to get rid of it, so amazing deal and he didn't charge me anything for transfer fee.
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Old November 15, 2011, 09:03 AM   #14
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It's official. It's a 5 month wait right now. Just got my tax stamp back the other day. Yippeee!!!
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