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TRUST THE NFA EXPERTS WITH YOUR ENGRAVING NEEDS
Capitol Armory utilizes the latest in laser engraving technology to exceed the BATFE requirements for engraving a firearm, receiver or parts. The ATF requires that all Form 1 short barreled rifles, shotguns or suppressors be engraved with the manufacturer's name (you or legal entity), city and state. Your Name / legal entity name and locale can be engraved any where it is visible and can be as small as 1/16" in height. The minimum depth required by the ATF is .003", but we always engrave deeper to handle coatings that may be applied in the future. Capitol Armory can engrave underneath an integrated trigger guard found on billet lowers and on the underside of a flared mag well. Keep in mind the text must be visible without dis-assembly.
SAME OR NEXT DAY TURNAROUND
If you are local to the Austin area we can engrave your item while you wait. Simply stop by during business hours. If you are a little further away, we will engrave your firearm the same day it is received and have it in the next day's mail.
ENGRAVING MATERIALS AND LOCATIONS
Capitol Armory can engrave on any aluminum, steel or titanium firearm / suppressor. Areas such as the front mag well must be flat and cannot be textured. Receivers do not need to be stripped prior to engraving, but do encourage our customers to remove items such as the stock, buffer, buffer springs, and buffer tube (if possible) to reduce the weight and size of your shipment. Due to technical limitations when engraving polymer, Capitol Armory does not offer a choice of location. If you would like a polymer firearm engraved, please call or email prior to shipment as the ATF requirements for polymer engravings have changed.
See the product pictures for location examples and if you have any questions or would like something customized, please contact us.
Prior to shipping, please add this item to your cart and complete the order process. Additional details, such as address, will be provided after checkout. All firearms can be shipped directly to Capitol Armory and will be returned via USPS priority mail signature required unless stated otherwise. Additional shipping charges may apply for large boxes or heavier than normal items. Shipping prices are based on striped receivers.
Capitol Armory does not currently accept 80% firearms for engraving/cerakote/gunsmithing work. If you have a PMF, please contact us to discuss options before placing an order.
My My receiver shows MULTI for the caliber. My Form 4 is labeled as .223/5.56. Does this need to be engraved as well?
You do not need to engrave the caliber listed on the Form 1. Only the manufacturer (yourself, trust or corp) and the city and state in which it was registered.
if shipping the receiver for engraving, does return shipping need to be pre-paid?
During checkout we will add $8.95 to the order to ship the receiver back to you. The $8.95 partially covers the fees associated with shipping the receiver via USPS priority mail with adult signature.
Some engravers require a fully stripped lower (AR-15) to be able to engrave inside the trigger guard. It sounds like this is not the case for you, is this correct? What parts can remain in the lower and what parts must/should be removed? Thanks.
We do not need you to remove any parts to engrave inside the trigger guard.
What do you guys use to paint the engraved area? I had my lower engraved at a local shop near my house and the engraver keeps giving me the run around as to why he doesn't have the paint to paint over the engraved area, so my engraving is bare metal.
For small engravings we use alumablack. For larger engravigs we use cerakote air dry or gunkote.
Can my lower be Cerakoted after being engraved?
Yes. We can cerakote the lower after engraving. To do so, call us to setup the order or add both the cerakote service and engraving service to your cart.
Engravings are done the same day, however cerakote will add 1-2 weeks to the processing time.