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#1 Sgt

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:18 PM

I've been waiting patiently for my Savage papers. I just noticed that it has been over 4 months since my transfer tax check was cashed. Do you think it is too early to call and see what's up? The suspense is killing me.
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#2 The1930sRust

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:27 PM

My transfer took 89 days from went it went pending. Wouldn't hurt to call....
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:44 PM

I did a Form 4 recently and it took 69 days from date of check being cashed to approval. I would definitely call and find out the status of your application to see if it is at least pending.
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:49 PM

It couldn't hurt, IMHO. I'm convinced that it would have taken longer if I had not called the County Pistol Permit Office a few times to see about my pistol permit. The County Judge just signed my pistol permit. It took 18 months, because I committed the 'grave sin' or error of allowing my doctor to prescribe Prozac for me for depression in New York State! blink.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:19 PM

Walter just tell them you were depressed because you didn't have a gun!?! biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:30 PM

Nick, many a truth is spoken in jest, and I think you hit the bull's eye! rolleyes.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 07:24 PM

Thanks guys for the input. Now I'm a little concerned that they might have lost my papers, like they did with my SBR. At least they cashed the check this time. If something is wrong with the application, wouldn't you guess that they would have at least sent the stuff back by now? I'll give a call tomorrow and keep you posted.
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Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:24 PM

I've got two transfers pending, and I called ATF the other day. Seems like a pretty routine request to them. The guy who answered the phone pulled up the info on his computer immediately.

With the first gun, a WH M1A1, the seller tells me he received a postcard acknowledging receipt of the papers on Aug. 18. My check cleared Aug. 20. I called a couple of weeks ago, and ATF said it went pending Sept. 24.

My check for the second gun, a WH 28, cleared my bank Sept. 3. It went pending Sept. 23 -- a day earlier than the M1A1! Go figure!
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 06:59 AM

My last form 4 took 4 months to the day from when they cashed the check.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 08:31 AM

My $.02

45 days from pending. Just my history.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:07 PM

My WH M1 pending since July 23rd. Nothing yet!
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 02:40 PM

My last three transfers averaged 100 days from date I mailed the paperwork and $200.00 for transfer.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 04:22 PM

Somewhere on the Web within the last few months I saw a list of the ATF Examiners (there are only 5 or 6, as I recall) and their respective times to process forms. As I recall, all were about 90 days from the date the form went pending. Of course, vacations, personal business, sickness, and the like may affect a particular Examiner's time on a particular case.

At any rate, you may want to find the site (anybody know the URL?) and see if your Examiner is slow, fast, or average.

My Form 4 took right around 90 days from pending earlier this year.

Good Luck!
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:16 PM

NFA info:

http://www.triplebre...a_examiners.htm

Call, be polite, be humble ... EVEN THOUGH THESE PEOPLE WORK FOR YOU !!!! I've always found them to be fairly helpful if you don't push too hard. HTH


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#15 Gunner

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:14 PM

How do you know the name of your examiner?
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:16 PM

First letter of last name.
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Posted 17 October 2003 - 12:00 AM

Just to give an update, I gave them a call today and they said it was pending. I asked about why it seems to be taking longer than usual and they said that they were running a little behind. I feel a lot better knowing that at least the paperwork is not lost.

My examiner is Dawn Henson. Looks like she has a decent rating, with turn around of about 3.5 months. Not too far off with mine. I'll just sit tight and try to think about something else.
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Posted 17 October 2003 - 01:27 AM

My last SMG purchase, the Colt 1921 #389 took 3 days for the permit (that was 2 day delay because of the mail there and back) and it cost nothing. rolleyes.gif Sorry! wrong! I forgot the 40 cents for the stamp on the application form. huh.gif
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Posted 17 October 2003 - 06:52 AM

Ouch! Murray, that hurts. Ha! Actually, I'm glad there are countries who haven't destroyed all the old beauties and have allowed its good citizens to own them easily. You may have answered this before, but are you able to fire yours at approved places, or are there restictions that prevent this?
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Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:56 AM

Full Auto,

I don't think I follow. Do they give out the name of the examiner when you call? (They didn't volunteer that info when I called.) I have heard that some guys get post cards acknowleding receipt of the application, but I haven't gotten any, and mine have been pending since late Sept.


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