Import Stamps



As a licensed Importer we are required by federal law to engrave our business name on every imported firearm.

See ATF regulation Licensed Importer – 18 U.S.C. § 923(i) and 27 CFR § 478.92, 26 U.S.C. § 5842 and 27 CFR § 479.102

http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/importation-verification/firearms-verification-overview.html

Information not marked by the manufacturer, but required by federal law are the following:

Name of Importer

• Must be conspicuously engraved, cast or stamped (impressed) on the firearm frame, receiver, barrel or slide

• For firearms imported after January 30, 2002, the engraving, casting or stamping (impressing) of the importer’s name must be to a minimum depth of .003 inch

City & State of the Importer

• Must be conspicuously engraved, cast or stamped (impressed) on the firearm frame, receiver, barrel or slide

• For firearms imported after January 30, 2002, the engraving, casting or stamping (impressing) of the importer’s city and state must be to a minimum depth of .003 inch

We usually engrave the import marks on the right slide of pistols and on the barrel of revolvers. If there is space under the dust cover, we engrave it there. If the front strap of the pistol is plain and there is space, we place it there. By ATF standards, the import mark has to be visible without dissembling the firearm.


Examples:

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