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SBR Engraving who does it and what do they do?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by aquariumjunky, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Ok looking to build an SBR in the Albany Oregon area.
    I am wondering first what exactly I need engraved?

    And second who in the albany corvallis Salem Kiezer area does this kind of thing that is good? And any idea what they cost for engraving on a stripped lower?

    Finnally got any pictures of someone you recommends work?

    Thanks very much in your help in my Suppress 9mm AR-15 Build (I estimate 2 years till it is fully complete if I have the patience to get it done)

    Steven
     
  2. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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  3. I know you have to engrave the name of the maker(you) and the location of the making (city & state) and that you want to find someone who uses a ball mill engraver(looks better) BYE engraving in portland does nfa stuff by appointment, so you can stay with your nfa item while it's being engraved, and they run a ball mill, and do a snazzy job from what I hear.
    Kyle
     
  4. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    bye engraving is what I use.....

    25 bucks and they have the right equipment...

    if its just lowers...they are fine with it..
     
  5. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I'd have the lower engraved before you even send the form 1 in. That way if it doesn't turn out the way you like you can have a different one engraved. I'd also recommend trying out the LPK fit-up before hand. Most lowers these days are in spec but I'd hate to pay a $200 tax then find out it isn't.
     
  6. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Ya my plan was to get it engraved assemble it into something that does not take a sbr paperwork shoot it and then send off sbr paperwork assuming everything works great!

    Steven

    Still hoping to find some place closer to home going to this bye place might be good but the time commitment is large from albany.
     
  7. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I would just find a trophy shop and make sure they can make the markings per code (.0030" deep, 1/16" tall, roman letters/arabic numerals). The height for makers name and location (city,st) I don't believe is called out in the code but the 1/16" serial number height requirement will surely suffice.
     
  8. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a place in Salem that can do this properly?
     
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    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of an engraver in Eugene/Lane county. Around here I would want to be sure they were firearm friendly.
     
  12. WhitneyPrecision

    WhitneyPrecision Lane County Member

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    Anyone call some of the laser engravers in town? It won't cost much and I can't see how you could get a more "perfect" result with any other technology. Just my $.02
     
  13. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Will the laser ones cut deep enuf per ATF rules?
     
  14. Mac37

    Mac37 Oregon Member

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    Big thumbs up for BYE Engraving. Most trophy or laser shops can't engrave deep enough into anodized aluminum to satisfy the authorities. They use lasers to surface etch not engrave. Also, if they do have a cutter, it is not hard enough or fast enough to do the job properly. They don't work with materials as hard and brittle as anodized Al. They will end up chipping the edges of the letters and it will look like crap. Been there, done that. Take it to BYE or a company who has done it and has samples to show you.
     
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    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    good question. generally, no, they don't. be sure to ask the laser engraver what they are using and how they ensure it meets compliance.
     
  16. djthemac

    djthemac eugene Member

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    I am taking my lower up to BYE this afternoon, I called them and they said that when the engrave it, it generally shows up silver or the color of the metal underneath the anodizing. Any ideas on how to reblack the engraving?
     
  17. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    If you're in Eugene you can hit up:
    Halo Manufacturing- Great guy, knows his bubblegum, usually busy and may be slow. Another + though is he's 07/02 so can leave lower there if need be.

    The Pool shop down on 7th (can double check). My buddy just had his lower done there as he was in a rush to get it finished. TUrned out pretty damned good.

    It's aluminum so you can leave it in the white or pick up one of the tough up pens. They come in a blue and black to match.
     
  18. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Can anyone recommend a place in Southern Oregon?
     
  19. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    Try TURBOTHIS IN TALENT OREGON. He does engraving but he is a one man busy shop
     
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    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I need to get some engraving done in southern Oregon. Has anyone had engraving work done by Turbothis in Talent? He did some pretty good ak work for me, but I didnt see any of his engraving work. Anyone have any pics?