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Old August 7th, 2018, 11:20 AM #1
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where to get custom (non laser) engraving?

Hello everyone, I am thinking about building a clone lower of a Diemaco/Colt Canada AR lower for no other reason than to have it as a collectors item. It would be near impossible and expensive to import, so that's not a feasible option. I am looking to have an 80% engraved first then I will mill it out myself. I look forward hearing everyone's suggestions and thoughts about this project!

Note:the lower will only need one side engraved


Picture of what I would like done:

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If you are going to start with a non-anodized 80%, you can electroetch it yourself. It's pretty easy. These guys make custom stencils.

http://www.dogfightink.com/contacts.html
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Check with your local jewelry shops. I know if a few people that have had engraving done at their local non chain store shops. I
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Vader Tactical does 80 percent engravings. His prices seem fair and his work looks clean.

I'm not sure what he uses to engrave.

http://vadertactical.com
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I second that. I use Rick's jewelry in California md. He has his ffl and does good work. If it's not in his system he charges a fee to put it in then the engraving fee. I had him do the punisher skull in a spade and a spade on the other side and it cost me 85 bucks cause he had to put it in his system.

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Thanks for the ideas everyone! Now just to figure out which route I want to go...
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If you have a template, it is very easy to engrave whatever with a machine pantograph. It’s obsolete technology by today’s standards, but works very well.

You could also do that engraving very easily with a CNC mill.
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Bollinger's has a non-laser engraving setup.

Not sure if they can import a graphic, but you can call and ask
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Bollinger's has a non-laser engraving setup.

Not sure if they can import a graphic, but you can call and ask
Yea they can.
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