Originally Posted By ToddEPLEY87:
If someone buys an 80% lower, but doesn't have the access to the machinery to finish it, can you bring it to a machinist and have them do it? Does the legality of transferring an 80% lower change once it is finished or is it always not in the FFL requirement category? Also, if I wanted to do some custom engraving on the mag well and stuff like that, would it be better to buy a raw one and then do the engraving before I have it finished/coated or should I buy an already finished/coated 80% lower and then do the engraving after the finish? Im just curious if something like a NP3 finish would fill in the engraving and therefore cover it up or at least make it hard to see. Thanks.
The answer is no. You could use their machines, but you would have to actually perform the work yourself. Any company who would finish the lower for you would have to have the correct licenses for manufacturing among others.