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Engraving on a SBS or SBR

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by DanB, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. DanB

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    Correct me if I'm wrong. I'll still call the NFA office before I get it done.

    It is still acceptable to engrave the barrel of an SBR or SBS and not the receiver. Yes or No?

    I know I have to have the full trust name listed with city and state. I want to get it engraved one the barrel below the factory markings. Not obstructed by the handguard.
     
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    I can't be sure, but I'd think no, since the barrel can be removed from the registered receiver.
     
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    Thats my understanding too, it has to be on the reciever.
    But if it is for a SBR you should ask the authorities and not us.
     
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    From the ATF NFA Handbook, Chapter 7: http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5320-8/atf-p-5320-8-chapter-7.pdf

    7.4.2 Additional information
    Certain additional information must also be conspicuously placed on the frame, receiver, or barrel of the firearm by engraving, casting, stamping (impressing), that is, they must be placed in such a manner that they are wholly unobstructed from plain view. For firearms manufactured on or after January 30, 2002, this information must be to a minimum depth of .003 inch.
    The additional information includes:
    (1) The model, if such designation has been made;
    (2) The caliber or gauge;
    (3) The manufacturer’s name (or recognized abbreviation); and
    (4) The city and State (or recognized abbreviation) where the manufacturer maintains its place of business
     
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    Cool, looks like you may be good to go.
     
  6. DanB

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    What ever the FRAME of the weapon is is where I was just instructed to place the engraving. Called the WV office and was instructed to engrave the frame of the weapon.
     
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    When I did mine, I was told that it could be on the barrel. I chose to go ahead and put it on the lower receiver.

    My reasoning was that the receiver was the registered part of the rifle, even though the purpose of the registration was the short barrel.
     
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    I was told for my SRB that im about to start I have to engrave the lower. I plan to do that so I dont have to re-engrave it if I want to replace the bbl for what ever reason.
     
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    No you cannot engrave the barrel UNLESS it is in plain view of all. I just engraved my receiver. Much easier and no questions later.

    IT MUST BE IN PLAIN VIEW.
     
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    So where is the best place to engrave it? I don't really want to have it stand out. Any suggestions?
     

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