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Posted: 5/30/2006 3:12:13 PM EST
Where do you get your fingerprints taken for NFA transfers in Berks County? Sherrif's office says they don't do it(or can't). He said maybe Northern Berks could do it. Anyone around this area have experience with NFA transfers? Who did your prints? I'm most likely going to be getting a suppressor in the next few weeks. Well starting the process anyway.
Link Posted: 5/30/2006 5:30:22 PM EST
you should be able to do it the same place they finger print the bad guys / crooks / criminals ,..you may have to make a appointment,. and pay a fee,...same with the photos if you want them done there. make sure you use the blue finger print cards from the ATF site as they are already pre addressed.

all of this should be in the county courthouse. i already went thru the hassle of doing all of this for my SBR paperwork in the county i live in,..but it wont get signed until i have lived here longer ,.. so before you jump thru all the hoops make sure you can get a signature

good luck,.. hope you can get your new toy.
Link Posted: 5/31/2006 7:22:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/31/2006 7:23:25 AM EST by docthrush]
Whenever I have needed finger prints I have gone to the local PD, and they have done thm there. And Im in berks.
Link Posted: 5/31/2006 8:42:14 AM EST
I always go to the State Police in Hamburg, Just call them up and tell them that you need to be fingerprinted. They will set-up an appointment.They are always very professional. Never a problem.
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 11:07:41 AM EST
I talked to the guy at the Sheriff’s office. Not sure what title he has, clerk deputy, etc. But he said getting it signed should NOT be a problem. I have a Carry Permit that was issued by the same office.


Originally Posted By cruzie27:

before you jump thru all the hoops make sure you can get a signature

good luck,.. hope you can get your new toy.

Link Posted: 6/1/2006 11:09:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By gunguy45:
I always go to the State Police in Hamburg, Just call them up and tell them that you need to be fingerprinted. They will set-up an appointment.They are always very professional. Never a problem.



That's who I'll call first when the time comes. By the way where did YOU get your pics taken for the forms?


I haven't even spoken with a Dealer yet but I want to have an idea what I'm doing before I start so I can everything done as quick and painless as possible.
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 11:24:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/1/2006 11:40:05 AM EST by Dragracer_Art]
I took my own digital pics, cropped & resized them and printed them on photo paper.

My brother works for a local Twp that borders Reading.
He always does my prints @ N/C.

I'll give him a call and see if he can do your prints, and if they charge for them.


ART

Edited to add...

Just spoke to my brother.
He's 'gonna do my prints later tonight for my SBR.
I've got extra fingerprint cards if you want to do it tonight. He said there's no fee involved. Just a quick simple form he fills out to account for his time doing it.
If you're not available to do it this evening, just contact me and I'll arrange for you to meet him at his Dept for prints.
You will need to supply your own cards.

IM inbound.
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 11:25:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By jmkrick:
I talked to the guy at the Sheriff’s office. Not sure what title he has, clerk deputy, etc. But he said getting it signed should NOT be a problem. I have a Carry Permit that was issued by the same office.


Originally Posted By cruzie27:

before you jump thru all the hoops make sure you can get a signature

good luck,.. hope you can get your new toy.




A signature is no problem at all.
I've sent paperwork for three supressors and two MG's across his desk for a signature... I will be doing an SBR soon too.
Link Posted: 6/1/2006 3:45:26 PM EST
Thanks for the info. I'll contact you when it's time.


Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

Originally Posted By jmkrick:
I talked to the guy at the Sheriff’s office. Not sure what title he has, clerk deputy, etc. But he said getting it signed should NOT be a problem. I have a Carry Permit that was issued by the same office.


Originally Posted By cruzie27:

before you jump thru all the hoops make sure you can get a signature

good luck,.. hope you can get your new toy.




A signature is no problem at all.
I've sent paperwork for three supressors and two MG's across his desk for a signature... I will be doing an SBR soon too.

Link Posted: 6/1/2006 5:10:31 PM EST
Just came back from my brother's Police Dept. with 4 freshly done fingerprint cards.

He pretty much just rolled the ink on the plate and let me do it myself.
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 12:49:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By jmkrick:

Originally Posted By gunguy45:
I always go to the State Police in Hamburg, Just call them up and tell them that you need to be fingerprinted. They will set-up an appointment.They are always very professional. Never a problem.



That's who I'll call first when the time comes. By the way where did YOU get your pics taken for the forms?


I haven't even spoken with a Dealer yet but I want to have an idea what I'm doing before I start so I can everything done as quick and painless as possible.




I get my photos done at Walmart photo center. Just ask for passport photos.
Link Posted: 6/2/2006 2:15:01 PM EST
I just dropped off paperwork for two SBR's this morning at the Sheriff's office.
It costs $5 per set of (2) forms.

I'll update when they come back signed.
Link Posted: 6/3/2006 9:06:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I just dropped off paperwork for two SBR's this morning at the Sheriff's office.
It costs $5 per set of (2) forms.

I'll update when they come back signed.




They charge you to sign them??? Sounds ILLEGAL to me.
I live in Tulpehocken Twp., my local Police Chief signs them for nothing.
I have always heard that the "lower" you go the better for BATF. Meaning Local chief is better than a County Sheriff, in their eyes. No proof on this, just something I heard.
Link Posted: 6/3/2006 10:05:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By gunguy45:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I just dropped off paperwork for two SBR's this morning at the Sheriff's office.
It costs $5 per set of (2) forms.

I'll update when they come back signed.




They charge you to sign them??? Sounds ILLEGAL to me.
I live in Tulpehocken Twp., my local Police Chief signs them for nothing.
I have always heard that the "lower" you go the better for BATF. Meaning Local chief is better than a County Sheriff, in their eyes. No proof on this, just something I heard.



I have no problem paying $5 for a set of forms. I'm pretty sure it's just to cover the cost of postage. He doesn't sign them "on the spot". He just mails them back.
Link Posted: 6/4/2006 6:29:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

Originally Posted By gunguy45:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I just dropped off paperwork for two SBR's this morning at the Sheriff's office.
It costs $5 per set of (2) forms.

I'll update when they come back signed.




They charge you to sign them??? Sounds ILLEGAL to me.
I live in Tulpehocken Twp., my local Police Chief signs them for nothing.
I have always heard that the "lower" you go the better for BATF. Meaning Local chief is better than a County Sheriff, in their eyes. No proof on this, just something I heard.



I have no problem paying $5 for a set of forms. I'm pretty sure it's just to cover the cost of postage. He doesn't sign them "on the spot". He just mails them back.



I don't have a problem with $5 either.
Link Posted: 6/6/2006 4:36:18 PM EST
UPDATE...


Just got my signed form 1's back in the mail today...

I'll be sending it all off to BATFE tomorrow.
Link Posted: 6/7/2006 10:52:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
UPDATE...


Just got my signed form 1's back in the mail today...

I'll be sending it all off to BATFE tomorrow.



Cool that was quick. I still have to wait a week or two for the funds to start my process.
Link Posted: 6/7/2006 11:01:00 AM EST
Yup, I was surprised as well... Last few times it took a couple weeks to get them back.

Everything is already on it's way to BATFE in WV. My wife mailed it Certified mail earlier today for me.

I'll update this thread as I go thru the process so you have an idea what you'll be dealing with.
I figure it will be sometime in the beginning of September when I get the approved forms back.
Link Posted: 6/12/2006 11:14:42 AM EST
I just talked to Henry from Smith Specialty Arms. He has some Gemtech Outback II's on order and he's gonna call me when they come in. As soon as they come in I can start the process of getting my first NFA item.
Link Posted: 6/13/2006 9:38:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

Originally Posted By gunguy45:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I just dropped off paperwork for two SBR's this morning at the Sheriff's office.
It costs $5 per set of (2) forms.

I'll update when they come back signed.




They charge you to sign them??? Sounds ILLEGAL to me.
I live in Tulpehocken Twp., my local Police Chief signs them for nothing.
I have always heard that the "lower" you go the better for BATF. Meaning Local chief is better than a County Sheriff, in their eyes. No proof on this, just something I heard.



I have no problem paying $5 for a set of forms. I'm pretty sure it's just to cover the cost of postage. He doesn't sign them "on the spot". He just mails them back.




hell i payed 30 bucks for the pictures and fingerprints for my SBR paperwork,...then a few months later i was told that my Co. Sherrif would not sign because i did not live in the area long enough,...never mind the fact i was just comming off active duty and still green behind the ears.(OIF combat vet,..beeen back in the states a bit over a year now,.. in Nat Gaurd,. gov. employie at FITG,.CCW permit holder)

but yeah i guess you have a pretty good thing there,..i wish i could get my SBR paperwork signed for $5 bucks,...of even just signed would be nice.



Link Posted: 6/20/2006 6:15:36 PM EST
btt
Link Posted: 6/20/2006 6:23:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2006 6:25:53 PM EST by Dragracer_Art]
Hehe...

I just bought a Walther P22 and TAC65 suppressor from Henry on Sunday.
He was at the V-Forge gunshow and looked like he needed some business.
I still had a set of completed fingerprint cards leftover from my two sets of SBR paperwork.
Figured I might as well use 'em instead of letting them expire.







Should look like this once the suppressor paperwork comes back in a few months.

Link Posted: 6/22/2006 10:26:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
Hehe...

I just bought a Walther P22 and TAC65 suppressor from Henry on Sunday.
He was at the V-Forge gunshow and looked like he needed some business.
I still had a set of completed fingerprint cards leftover from my two sets of SBR paperwork.
Figured I might as well use 'em instead of letting them expire.


home.comcast.net/~ptneqsales/waltherlh.JPG

home.comcast.net/~ptneqsales/waltherrh.JPG


Should look like this once the suppressor paperwork comes back in a few months.

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/davis9588/SuperWhisper001.jpg




I bought the Walther with the factory laser and I'm just waiting on my can.
Link Posted: 7/7/2006 2:13:03 PM EST
Still waiting for Henry to get some Outback II's in.
Link Posted: 7/13/2006 9:58:59 AM EST
Just got the TAC65 paperwork back from the Sheriff's dept yesterday.
It'll be on it's way to BATFE shortly.
Link Posted: 7/24/2006 4:29:35 PM EST
Good to know. Happy they take care of it so quickly.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 1:35:19 PM EST
Henry just called and my can is finally on it's way to HIM. He should have it by Sept. 18.
Link Posted: 9/18/2006 4:42:11 PM EST
Bought an Outback II about 3 hours ago. Just need the prints, photos and signoff then I can mail the forms.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 11:58:38 AM EST
Just got the call. My approved form 4 came back. I can pick up my can on Monday.
Link Posted: 10/26/2006 1:47:17 PM EST
Congrats ! I think I will be giving Henry a call in another week or two to look into a P22 w/can. Know if he has any on hand ? (610) 767-4670 is the correct number ?

Thanks,
Mike
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 11:04:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By 504PIR:
Congrats ! I think I will be giving Henry a call in another week or two to look into a P22 w/can. Know if he has any on hand ? (610) 767-4670 is the correct number ?

Thanks,
Mike


Yes that is the correct number. His hours are 4pm-10pm.
I think he had some Outback II's left, but he may have sold them. Just call and ask, he is a very nice guy and will answer any questions you have. He also carries AAC Pilot's, Tactical Innovations (not sure which model, maybe all 3?) and I think he said something about SWR Warlock's.
Jason
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