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Old February 26, 2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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What's the average wait time on a Form 4 SBR paperwork these days?

Before the explosion of gun control and panic buying, I remember reading it usually was anywhere between 6-8 months, you had some of the odd balls out there that could take up to a year, varying from state to state.

I'm looking at potentially investing into a short barreled rifle in the near future, and was debating if it would be wise to start the paperwork now rather than later. I have the start of the build I'd like to do (the receiver only) and figured that until I have the rest of the parts, I'd like to register the receiver, so that I'm not biting my nails as I have to let a completed gun sit in pieces simply because I don't have legal permission to assemble it into an SBR.

There were a few here that if I recall were still waiting after nearly a year and a half after sandyhook, despite the fact that they submitted their paperwork prior to that horribly tragic day.
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Old February 26, 2014, 04:47 PM   #2
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Im waiting now

Im confused...
If you are making the Rifle then you need to do a form 1 not a 4. Form 4's are to transfer existing NFA items. Form 1's are to make new NFA items.

Are you making the SBR? It sounds like you are. If so, form 1.

I did an Eform application form 1 on Dec 1 and hope to have it back middle of next month. Folks are saying Eforms are turning around in about 100 days. Paper is taking almost a year
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Old February 26, 2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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This looks like it belongs in the NFA forum, so off it goes.
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Old February 26, 2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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Paper forms are right at 10 months right now. I'm seeing stuff submitted in April of 2013 being returned the last couple of weeks.
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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Ah my mistake there, yes I need a form 1. I'm creating an SBR, derp moment there mixing up the two forms.

10 months eh? not bad I suppose, plenty of time to save up ammo as well.
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Old February 27, 2014, 12:44 PM   #6
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the wait still is going up? wow! I remember thinking 4 months was too long.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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