CA Compliant Serial Number Engraving for 100% and 80% Lowers Mailed to Us
$15.00 - $49.99
You are not allowed to send in another person's 100% lower. Any 100% lower that is to be engraved must be shipped by its owner only.
We must ship any completed lower back to your residence, so please make sure your return address is your residence only. If you ship your lower from a UPS Store, the lower will need to be shipped back to the UPS Store. Shipping cost to ship a lower by UPS back to a UPS Store is significantly more expensive. A $10 surcharge in addition to our standard shipping rates will apply to lowers that are shipped from a UPS store.
This service is for compliance with California Assembly Bill 857 (firearms identifying information law) or for customers in other states who simply want to engrave their lowers; it is not for compliance for registering a rifle as an "assault weapon" with the California DOJ. If your 80% lower was built prior to 01/01/2017, and you plan to register it as a California "assault weapon", please see our engraving services for "assault weapons".
This product is for existing AR15 or 308 lowers shipped to us for custom serial number engraving. You are able to ship your lower to us, and we can serialize it. You can send us either 80% lowers or finished "100%" lower receivers for engraving. We have an FFL license. As of 2018, all 80% lowers in California must have a serial number engraved.
We use a powerful laser to precision engrave text to a depth greater than 0.003 inches as required by ATF's specification for serial number marking and California law. To meet ATF serial number requirements, the following information must appear:
- Serial Number: Enter your desired serial number in this box. We recommend using less than 12 characters of text. You can use letters, numbers, or combination of both. ATF requires serial numbers to be unique for each firearm you serialize. SN: Will be engraved before each serial number.
- Caliber: We will mark your receiver with “Cal: Multi” as shown in photos.
- Manufacturer’s name: Enter the name of the person who will complete the lower. Maximum of 30 characters of text including spaces. We will have to split it into two lines of text if you exceed 14 characters.
- Manufacturer’s city and state: Enter city and state of residence for the person who will complete the lower. Use 2 letter state abbreviation. Maximum 30 characters of text including spaces and commas. Anything exceeding 14 characters long will be split into two lines of text.
Model number is not required to be engraved. (Registered assault weapons will need a model number.)
We no longer engrave polymer lowers. The plastic tends to melt during the engraving process. Also, polymer lowers are not compliant with California's new requirement that all lower receivers must contain 3.7 oz of steel, therefore their legality is very uncertain.
We do not report serial numbers or any other customer information to the government. By engraving a serial number, you are not registering your firearm.
Please verify the information you supply to us is correct before submitting your order. All lowers will be engraved in upper case letters. Custom engraved receivers are not returnable, and orders cannot be canceled once engraving is completed.
Mail Receivers to:
80 Percent Arms Inc.
3480 W Warner Ave, Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92704
We must ship any completed lower back to your residence, so please make sure your return address is your residence only.
We suggest using shipping insurance with signature delivery. We are not responsible for receivers lost in the mail. Please make sure to include a copy of your receipt for your engraving order in the box with your lower receiver. A $7.99 shipping charge will be added to your order at checkout if your order is under $200. (Lowers shipped from a UPS Store will be charged an additional $10 shipping surcharge.) This charge covers our cost to ship the lower receiver back to you.
All lowers must be 100% stripped of any parts in order to engrave. There are no exceptions to this rule other than for the bolt catch.
You are responsible to ensure that what you request that we engrave complies with your local, state and federal laws for the purposes for which you are engraving it.
Lead time: Turnaround time is currently less than 1 week.