View Full Version : How long was your Form 4 approval wait?

March 28, 2002, 10:19 PM
I am waiting on BATF approval of a Form 4 for the transfer of a suppressor. It's my first NFA purchase, and I understand the approval process is taking longer these days, having slowed considerably since this past September.

I'd like to hear how long you waited for approval of your Form 4's over the past nine months or so.

March 28, 2002, 11:55 PM
This was eight years ago, but I remember it took five months.

March 29, 2002, 05:46 AM
form 4 = 72 days

FORM 3 TRANSFER FROM DEALER TO DEALER WAS 6 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Guest
March 29, 2002, 11:59 PM
I sent in my completed Form 4 paperwork on 11 NOV 1993. Approval came back 60 days later. This was on a submachine gun.

Approvals are running 90 to 120 days in my area lnowadays, but I don't get feedback on all of those through my agency.


March 31, 2002, 12:05 AM
4 months. Relax. Use the wait to visualize a perfect drawstroke.

Where's my little rake for the &@3$ing zen garden!:mad:

March 31, 2002, 06:25 PM
Exactly 90 of the LONGEST days of my life!

April 1, 2002, 06:40 AM
This was in 86, but my papers came back in just over 30 days. I sent a copy of a previous transfer with them, seems that it helped. I've heard horror stories of 6 months plus, guess I was lucky.