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BATFE regs & laser engraving?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by zignal_zero, Oct 23, 2013.

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  1. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero Member

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    OK, I feel an SBR coming on :D

    I had always heard the engraving had to be 3/1000" deep and a certain height. I later heard that only ONE of these requirements was true and the other was right up there with "driving barefoot in FL" or "the 3 step rule".

    So...... which (if not both) is true, in regards to engagement size?

    AND - how deep is laser engraving? Deep enough?
     
  2. gotigers

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    Awesome! Because I was definitely meaning towards laser :)
     
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    Everything you need is in section 7.4 of the ATF NFA Handbook.

    IIRC laser engraving doesn't go deep enough, we use a rotary engraver.
     
  5. Arizona_Mike

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    Height requirement is for the serial number only. Depth is for all required markings.

    Mike
     
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    Well, the laser engraving i had done is plenty deep. The operator (and owner of an established gun manufacturer) programed several passes to achieve the required depth. I was there when it was lasered and checked. The extra passes is why it took 40 minutes.
     
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    At the time I did the research we were looking to buy, I'll have to check my notes on why we passed on the laser units.
     
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    U.S. Tactical in Oakton, Virginia does ATF-compliant engraving using laser. (The depth setting on the machine is adjustable -- if necessary, it can do multiple passes.) I just had some engraving done by them and it looks damn good.
     
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