Sunday, June 26, 2016

80% Lower Safety Tip

If you decide to make an 80% lower into a gun, then later decide the gun needs gunsmithing work, well...

It's gonna be hard convincing a gunsmith to work on it.

You see, no serial number. 

I've seen these lowers get kicked out of more than one gunstore that did smithing, with my very own eyes.

4 comments:

BC said...

The main reason they get booted is that they have no serial number. Get a set of number punches and whack one into the side of the receiver before any paint/cerakote/anodizing and you should be quite a bit ahead of the completely blank 80% guys.

Windy Wilson said...

I was going to say what BC said. Put your own S/n on it.
Wilson JK-00001.
Or, if you want to really worry the hoplophobes,
Wilson JK-100500025.

C Proescher said...

I'd have thought 'most gunsmiths' would do what they do when they receive a pre-'68 firearm with no serial number. Do these 'smiths know the ATF already has a procedure to follow in these cases?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh he knows. He also know that for some reason this guy in his store made a gun without a serial number after 1968. Which is fine. And probably not nefarious at all. But it's not like his work log isn't backed up 9 months already. Why risk it? Maybe for a customer he knows and has done a bunch of work with.