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Does anyone know how long it is taking to get an authentication letter nowadays? In the past I have gotten my letters in 2-3 weeks. Now, I have sent in my request 5 weeks ago and they cashed my check within 1 week. Don't know if they have a big backlog, or possibly my letter got lost in the mail. If they do have a backlog on gathering information, there certainly is no backlog in the check cashing department.
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last couple I got took 6 months
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Seems everybody thinks they need to letter their guns= long time.
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Sent in my last request for a letter on 2/12/18 (check cashed 2/20/18) but hadn't received the letter as of last week. Contacted Don Mundell via PM and he checked immediately and said the letter had gone out 2/28/18. Disappeared in the mail apparently so he talked with Roy and I received a replacement yesterday. I'd contact Don and see if yours didn't go into the deep dark hole at the USPS. Good luck.

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Does anyone know how long it is taking to get an authentication letter nowadays? In the past I have gotten my letters in 2-3 weeks. Now, I have sent in my request 5 weeks ago and they cashed my check within 1 week. Don't know if they have a big backlog, or possibly my letter got lost in the mail. If they do have a backlog on gathering information, there certainly is no backlog in the check cashing department.
Send me a PM with all your correct information. We usually cash a check soon after we get it. I didn't think it would upset someone.
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I just went thru my letter request entry sheet for March 2018. The only entry I have for anyone from Albuquerque was logged in by me on March 15, 2018. That is, by my calculations 4 weeks ago. Yes, the check was cashed two days later, on Saturday March, 17, 2018. The reason I cashed it so quickly is simple, I cash all checks I receive for that week on Saturday. Had I received that request on March 17, 2018, the check would have been cashed 9 days later on March 24. I checked back to January 2, 2018, I have no other entries for Albuquerque.
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Sent the check out on or about 3/09/19, cashed on 3/16/18 and letter received on or about 3/29/18!
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Time traveling does make for confusion.
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I sent for one over 3 years ago and still haven't recieved a letter..........the revolver in question is looooooooong gone!
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I sent for one over 3 years ago and still haven't recieved a letter..........the revolver in question is looooooooong gone!
Three years ago the letters were handled by Smith & Wesson. Sorry but your issue is with Them not the Smith & Wesson Historical foundation. Did they cash the check?
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Oops, my mistake. It was 4 weeks ago. I was using a flip calendar and counted wrong.

And hats off to Don Mundell for stepping in and saying he would check for me. That is great service on their part.

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Wouldn't you know it. Two days after I made this post, I got my letter in the mail! Thanks to all that replied.
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I sent my check March 17. It was cashed March 30th. Haven't received anything yet? Am I jumping the gun? lost in the mail?
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