Currently in the State of Washington, all long guns with the exception of semi-automatic rifles are only able to be sold and transferred after an NICS background check has been completed. If your background check gets a “Proceed,” you will be able to take your gun home that day. Model and serial numbers are not submitted to any state agency.
Handguns and semi-automatic rifles use the state background check system and require a 10-day waiting period even if you have a concealed weapons permit. This requires an appointment to pick up the firearm after we are notified the background check has been complete.