Originally Posted by DrFootball
Jim, it means that the supplier has them on order, and your dealer gets what he ordered for his customers(You!)
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i think it means the distributors have take orders from the dealers and those first coming out go to the distributors that have them allotted to them from their dealers. they fill allotted orders first out the first production runs.
it took me about three months to get the new Marlin i ordered when Marlin announced bringing it out. after i read about it, my LGS got on the phone and started calling his distributors, and none of them had any in stock yet.
my guess that depending on supply and demand for a new gun, it can be anywhere from 2-6 months from the time you read about a new one before they hit the gun stores.