NFA Marking question

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NFA Marking question

Post by wp6529 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:27 pm

Related to an SBR in this case, but generally applicable to any NFA marking.

Is it ok to split the name of a trust onto two lines in order to allow the use of larger text? I read the specs in the ATF NFA doc and don't find any prohibition on splitting the name.

i.e.

J. J. Jones
N.F.A. Trust
Chicago, IL USA

vs.

J. J. Jones N.F.A. Trust
Chicago, IL USA

In order to fit in the usual left magwell location on an AR type lower the wide version would have to be rather small type, within the ATF 1/16" minimum spec, but rather small and crowded visually. Splitting to two lines allows for a more readable type size. This is for CNC engraving rather than laser so ultra thin lines in the type are more difficult.

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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by c5_nc » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:42 am

It should be, another alternative is to simplify your trust name, like "JJJ Trust"

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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by srs » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:44 am

c5_nc wrote:It should be, another alternative is to simplify your trust name, like "JJJ Trust"
Can you modify the trust name by addendum, like when you add a trustee?

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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by c5_nc » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:17 am

srs wrote:
c5_nc wrote:It should be, another alternative is to simplify your trust name, like "JJJ Trust"
Can you modify the trust name by addendum, like when you add a trustee?
According to one of the attorney's that markets their services for "NFA" Trusts they said no, not after one item is approved on it. Most people engrave prior to applying, so I'm assuming it is possible for the original poster.

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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by wp6529 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:17 pm

c5_nc wrote:
srs wrote:
c5_nc wrote:It should be, another alternative is to simplify your trust name, like "JJJ Trust"
Can you modify the trust name by addendum, like when you add a trustee?
According to one of the attorney's that markets their services for "NFA" Trusts they said no, not after one item is approved on it. Most people engrave prior to applying, so I'm assuming it is possible for the original poster.
I have 8 approved F1s, and am planning to submit a couple more. I'm fine with the trust name and it fits fine on silencers, but I'd like to just split it to two lines for the SBR to allow a larger more readable font. I also considered rotating the text 90 degrees so it all fits across the vertical axis. Just trying to figure out what is the most readable and visually appealing option that fits the regs. The regs seem to be fairly loose, just readable without a magnifying glass and deep enough to not wear away more-or-less.

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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by Dr.K » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:24 pm

In my mind, if the requirements are satisfied, then you are good to go. The English language is made to be written on the next line down if no room to finish writing. My opinion.
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Re: NFA Marking question

Post by Bendersquint » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:07 am

As long as all the information is there you are fine. You can put it all in one line with no spaces or stacked words.

All that matters is that the information is engraved.

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