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  • Serializing an 80% lower for a NFA SBR?

     Maverick updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 10 Posts
  • Maverick

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I spent an hour scrolling back and I’m sure it’s been asked before. What dose an person do or put down on a form 1 for the manufacture and serial number of a 80% you finish yourself? I’m going to guess the manufacturer would be whatever company made the blank but it’s the serial number I’m having a hard time getting a definite answer. I just make up whatever I want? Do I leave it out? I know I have to put my info name,city and state as the maker. And info or links to videos or fed law would be helpful. BTW from MI with pretty laid back gun laws so it’s just the fed stuff I’m lost on. And it’s a 9”-10” 300bo I’m planning to build.

  • holy2oledo

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    You are the manufacturer. List yourself or your trust. And you make up your own serial number.

  • DonniesAshes1547

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I have to agree with the previous comments. My purchased lower took 12 days for my form 1 stamp. My buddy’s 80% that was laser engraved with his name and serial number was pending for 100 days before being denied on a technicality. Get a cheap lower for your SBR and keep your 80% stuff off the books.

  • crack_masta

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Why waste an 80 on NFA registration? Serialized finished lowers already exist and are way cheaper atM.

  • bowkiller84

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I get all the stuff with keeping it off the books but it’s more of a hobby and project of love thing, milling and building a rifle I want for myself. I just want to build what I want and not have to comply to features that keep it from being what I want. I could buy the rifle I want and form 4 it but its not the same as making it yourself. Thanks for the info it makes more sense now. And the finish project will also be a double stamp cause I’m going to run subs and suppressed.

  • MrAnachronist

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    I’ve filed form 1 SBRs on a number of 80% lowers.

    My reasoning:

    I like to build things.

    I’ve now got a registered NFA firearm that’s NOT traceable via the NICS system.

    The ATF doesn’t have any idea what kind of firearm I own. There is no way to search their records and discover that my SBR is an “assault weapon”

    Should some mandatory buyback be forced, I can hand in the registered lower without worrying about finding a replacement because I was buying receiver blanks when they were $35 each.

    I only register firearms that I can easily replace or duplicate.

  • Arlenter

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Isn’t the point of an 80% lower that it isn’t serialized? (“Ghost” gun)

    Why do this?

  • dzlux

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Manufacurer is FMI unless something is already stamped on there.

    Serial is whatever you etch/laser on there. You have a creative license, though generally it is expected to have a number somewhere.

  • SHTFsituation

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    You are the manufacturer, they were merely raw material provider.
    You pick a serial number, something already in the list will clear faster.
    You must engrave the serial, manufacturer, and location on the lower.

    Also … Why sbr an 80?

  • AllArmsLLC

    May 18, 2021 at 10:02 am

    For Manufacturer on the Form 1, use FMI. Use your name (or trust name) as the Maker/Applicant. The serial number can be anything with Roman letters and Arabic numerals (normal English letters and numbers), but must contain at least one number and cannot be the same as any other number the manufacturer (in this case, you) has made before. It also must be engraved on the receiver in a typeface at least 1/16″ tall and 0.003″ deep into the surface.

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