How long does it take for a Form 3 to clear ATF?

Discussion in 'Technical Bulletins and FAQs' started by Zak Smith, May 6, 2011.

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    Zak Smith
    The ATF Form 3 is the form required for an SOT to SOT transfer. In our case, it's for the transfer from us (the manufacturer) to your Class 3 dealer. Once we get payment and the FFL/SOT of your dealer, we submit the Form 3 to ATF for the transfer. This form has to be approved and returned before we can ship the silencer to your dealer. This is the main delay getting the silencer to you from us. The turnaround time on these forms can range from 10 days to weeks. As of May 2011, the average time was 26 days.

    Due to our unique on-line tracking system, we also track the average Form 3 turnaround time. The average turnaround time for cleared Form 3's from the last 30 days is listed at the bottom of our status page:

    http://www.thunderbeastarms.com/status
     

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