Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

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Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by dan9591 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:23 am

My kids fell in love with the ZK-22 stock: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/ ... ?a=1770074

After getting frustrated at not being able to find a threaded 18.5” barrel without a ridiculous price tag, I decided to just bite the bullet and submit a form 1 for a 10/22 receiver. The plan is to use a 10” barrel with a 5” SilencerCo Sparrow suppressor. This will be just long enough to have about an inch sticking out of the front of the stock.

Now the issue is where to engrave it. The stock covers the entire receiver with just a slot to read the serial number. I really don’t want to start cutting the stock.

The barrel will stick out a little through the top slot in front of the charging handle, but not enough to fit ATF requirements.

Has anyone done one of these before? Where did you engrave the receiver to make it visible without disassembling the stock?

PS – yes, I know the history of this brand and I acknowledge that I would rather not own anything from them. That all being said, this really is a pretty cool stock…

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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by crazyelece » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:23 pm

Don't worry about the stock covering the engraving, it covers Ruger's markings as well.

If it really bothers you submit the F1 with specs for the original stock, engrave the reciever or the barrel, cut it, mount it in the original stock - congratulations you built your F1 gun now put it in the bullpup configuration.

Look at all the aftermarket goodies that cover markings, even title 2 stuff like silencer sleeves. Weapons lights and lasers even cover SNs on many handguns.

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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by hbk80rice » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:35 am

Per ATF rules you may engrave anywhere on the receiver even underneath where it's not showing as long as you can get to it without using tools. So if you can unscrew a cap with your fingers and it's permanently on a place on the receiver you may engrave there, so it doesn't show or make more writing if that bothers you. It just MUST be accessible without the use of tools.
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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by squirrel502 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:37 pm

It was my understanding, having spoken with a lawyer and reviewing the ATF website, that the engraving of a weapon is not required unless you are either the manufacturer (think 80% lower) or transferring the item (selling). If you are simply modifying something that you already own, than it is not necessary to engrave the receiver.

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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by John A. » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:49 pm

To my knowledge, hbk80rice has given the correct answer.

You can also engrave the barrel where it's visible as far as I know.
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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by Elkins45 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:47 pm

squirrel502 wrote:It was my understanding, having spoken with a lawyer and reviewing the ATF website, that the engraving of a weapon is not required unless you are either the manufacturer (think 80% lower) or transferring the item (selling). If you are simply modifying something that you already own, than it is not necessary to engrave the receiver.
I think you spoke to the wrong lawyer. The requirement to engrave the maker's information on an NFA item is well-established.

I engraved the barrel of my 10/22 SBR. That way the receiver isn't permanently disfigured should I decide to install a 16"+ barrel again. I did my AR barrels the same way. My first AR SBR is an older Colt and I didn’t want to mark it up.
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Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Post by Elkins45 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:07 am

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