SBR engraving....where to?


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Carbon_15
January 18, 2013, 06:47 AM
Im near Columbia SC and wondering where to get my SBR engraved. I would really rather not walk into Things Remembered with a "bushmaster assault rifle" lol
Anyone know of a place around here that does laser engraving and is farmiliar with firearms?

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kimbershot
January 18, 2013, 08:59 AM
i couldn't tell you for sure but a google shows

http://linktown.kens5.com/tag/laser-engraving/columbia/sc

you can always break gun down and just bring in lower receiver or just the barrel (or barrels?) and perhaps call some local engravers.

you want to have engraving done in your presence. good luck.

Charger442
January 18, 2013, 03:01 PM
you want to have engraving done in your presence

unless that's just personal preference, there are no legal issues with that... as long as its not a COMPLETE Class III firearm.

kimberkid
January 18, 2013, 10:47 PM
I just take my stuff to a local trophy & awards shop ... It's not laser but it looks nice and they do a great job and will do it while I wait.

Mot45acp
January 19, 2013, 12:54 AM
+1 for local engraving shop.

Aaron Baker
January 19, 2013, 08:56 AM
unless that's just personal preference, there are no legal issues with that... as long as its not a COMPLETE Class III firearm.

This is incorrect information. Actually, whether it's a Title II firearm or Title I firearm isn't the important distinction on whether you can leave the firearm with the engraver.

Engraving is gunsmithing according to the ATF, and requires that the engraver be an FFL.

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/gunsmiths.html

If they do it while you wait, they don't have to enter it into their bound book. They don't have to make you fill out a 4473 to return it, either, even if you leave it with them.

Interestingly, they can repair NFA firearms as well without having an SOT, it appears. And the ATF "suggests" that you fill out a Form 5 for the transfer, but doesn't require the entire form filled out--just the face of it. Strange.

I don't know if there's a gray area where a non-FFL engraver can engrave your firearm as long as you are present, but that doesn't seem to an exception in the ATF's eyes.

If you want to use someplace local rather than one of the well-known places like Orion Arms, which you'd have to mail your receiver to, then I'd start asking local gunshops if they know any gunsmiths that do engraving.

Or do it yourself.

Aaron

Flyincedar
January 21, 2013, 08:17 AM
You're gonna have a tough time getting a laser engraver to go to legal depth. You'll need a CNC or pantograph, or something of the sort. Check out the NFA handbook for requirements, in the manufacturing section.

Gato MontÚs
January 21, 2013, 11:52 AM
I tried going the local route, but when nothing really turned up I ended up using Orion Arms to do my shotgun. I don't know what a reasonable price is for this kind of work (they charged me $50 w/o shipping), but I think it's probably better to pay a little more and have someone who knows what they're doing do the work rather than farm it out to some jewelry engraver and hope for the best.

rjrivero
January 21, 2013, 12:56 PM
Customized Creationz does ATF legal Laser engraving in Michigan.

LINK HERE. (http://www.customizedcreationz.com/atfengraving.html)

fshnfvr
January 21, 2013, 01:09 PM
I have used Orion for all of my engravings and they have been great. Three guns so far with zero issues. And in the passed they have always beat their advertised turn around time.

kbbailey
January 21, 2013, 01:26 PM
I have a friend that does laser engraving. I am going to have him do some gun-work for me. I will see how well he does, and ask if he wants more work.

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