Prior to November, the time to approve a Form 4 was less than 8 weeks. After November 20th, the number of people purchasing NFA items significantly increased and as a result the time to receive an approval on their ATF Form 4 or Form 1 increased to more than 6 months at their peak (26+ weeks).
Today I received a note from a client who obtained his approved Form 4 for his SBS only 59 days after submitting it to the BATFE. Hopefully this will be the norm and not the exception. Please let me know how long your Form 4 or Form 1 is taking for approval.