Who Gets The Transfer Papers
Posted 22 January 2004 - 08:29 PM
Incidentally, it's going on 8 months now, since BATF cashed my check. I had to correct a mistake on the form in Nov. and sent it back to them. Wouldn't you guess that I should hear something by next month?
Posted 22 January 2004 - 08:42 PM
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 09:32 PM
Eight months!...One more month and it coud be a baby. But it just goes to prove that if there is a glitch in the original submission of the paperwork, your application goes to the SNAFU pile.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:31 PM
Is there any protocol that would allow me to speak to the examiner, just to make sure the application is not misfiled or something worse?
Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:37 PM
You have every right to speak with the examiner, if the “DO” word was circled in box 9 on the bottom of the application giving ATF authorization to disclose information to you.
Be persistent with the watchdog who first answers the phone; they work for you!
Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:38 PM
Even though your dealer put in a call, I would suggest calling yourself. Once the app goes to pending, it should not take much more than a month to approve. Did the dealer tell you the date ATF told him it was pending? Was this a 50% down, and 50% due upon transfer, or all up front deal? Sometimes the dealer is not as motivated as the buyer when it comes to being a sqeaky wheel.
What PK says!!!!
Posted 23 January 2004 - 07:53 PM
The dealer didn't check anything in box 9, so does this means that I won't be able to inquire directly with the Examiner? I did get the Examiner's contact info.; he is Rob Howard. I checked his unofficial rating on one of the sites, which indicates that he has one of the worst track records. One good thing is that I now have his supervisor's name. I think I'll get some letters out.
Yea, the dealer was the one who told me of the "pending" status. I followed up with a call to ATF and got the same answer. Unfortunately, I had to pay everything up front, including the dealer commission for an out-of-state transfer. The gun now sits in my dealer's safe, in my state. The dealer does seem to be trying, but can only get as far as the examiner's answering machine.
Posted 23 January 2004 - 09:22 PM
Bad luck on your examiner- whatever you do, don’t piss him off or you might be in real limbo not just lackadaisicalville. If worse comes to worse, your congressman’s office has proven to be a good kick starter.
Why do we have to even deal with this horse pattute?