I called today and was told to expect a six week wait from when the check is cashed to when the transfer is "entered" into the system. This is entered into the system and not approved which could take a while once it is given to the examiner. Things are slowing down a great deal. I suspect people are getting worried about changes in the law after the election.
Regarding the dates on your paperwork a lag is common.
One of my problems is everthing I've bought is out of state. Getting it here to start my paper work is part of the problem. BATFE like any other part of the government moves at a speed that the care to.