You can build an 80 lower in california if you apply for a unique serial number first. If you engrave a serial number.
134 3 b every person who acquires a firearm pursuant to section 134 2 shall register the firearm in the manner prescribed by this section within five days of acquisition.
How to get a serial number for a 80 lower. Serial numbers must be alphanumeric 0 9 a z characters only. Unfinished 80 lower receivers do not need a serial number. The state of hawaii will engrave a serial number the same number as the firearms registration permit number if the firearm does not have a serial number.
An 80 lower is not a firearm so a serial number would only be required once the 80 lower is completed. Next register on cfars and submit a unique serial number application usna. You can use letters numbers or combination of both.
You need to receive your serial number before you cut and drill your lower receiver. Commencing january 1 2019 a new resident to the state shall apply to the department of justice department for a unique serial number within 60 days of arrival for any firearm the resident wishes to possess in the state that the resident previously self manufactured or self assembled or a firearm the resident owns that does not have a unique serial number or other mark of identification. Atf requires serial numbers to be unique for each firearm you serialize.
No special or foreign characters. The only time federal law requires you to mark a homebuilt firearm is if you decide to register it as a title ii firearm. To apply first submit a personal firearm eligiblity check pfec application.
However some states like california and new jersey have tried to crack down on 80 lowers. You do not need an ffl to buy or own an 80 lower in california. This gives birth to the name 80 lower as the fire control group is in the lower receiver of the ar 15.
You need a serial number engraved before you finish your lower. Per the atf serial number requirements for ar 15 custom engraved lower receivers all engraving must be to a depth greater than 003 and no smaller than 1 16 of an inch. Otherwise you can leave it blank.
We recommend using less than 12 characters of text. Every serial number lower receiver engraving will start with s n. Our engraving will exceed the.
So if you were to send in a form 1 registering your 80 lower as an sbr then you d need to make up a serial number and have it along with your name city and state engraved. Because it is not considered a firearm a receiver blank can t be transferred by an ffl and it isn t regulated by the gun control act the atf or any other agency or federal law at this time. Enter your desired serial number in this box.
If the receiver is under 80 complete then it cannot be under regulation under the atf meaning no serial numbers are required.