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Laser Engraving

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by amcardon, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. CAR-AR-M16

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    Shadowrider is correct. ATF requires the makers engraving be .003" deep. Most engraving shop lasers won't go that deep.
     
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    I think it was $20... I contacted them through facebook
     
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    really? .003 is light
     
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    Yes, it is, but that is their requirement (see chapters 6 and 7 of the ATF NFA Handbook). Most laser will just barely burn through the anodizing.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Interesting. I guess I dont understand the reason for this regulation. Seems silly
     
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    I'm just guessing but I assume they want it deep enough to last and be legible.
     
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    Excuse my ignorant self, I've not ever purchased a suppressor because of the damned tax stamp thing, but what needs to be engraved on one?
     
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    If you are buying an existing suppressor, you do not need to engrave anything. The OP was making his own suppressor, so he has to engrave his name, city and state.
     
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    Along with model, serial number, and caliber
     
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