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Offline mikec

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Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:32:12 PM »
If you have done it, what is the best or least conspicuous place on Bren 2s aluminum receiver?  Pictures?  Did you have it done mechanically or by laser?  Did you leave engraving raw or use some touch up paint and a tiny brush?  How do you avoid messing up adjacent receiver finish?

Offline John A.

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 07:30:57 PM »
Many people will engrave on the inside lip of the magwell.  This is visible without tools, but only if you hold it a certain way looking for it.

Tarheel state firearms does a fantastic job engraving with their laser, are affordable, fast and good.

I don't have a bren, so, I'm assuming the magwell is part of the receiver like most other firearms.
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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 10:04:55 PM »
I did my ACR in the picatinny slots. Name in one slot, city/state in another. I mount my optic over it.

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 10:05:59 PM »
I don't have a bren, so, I'm assuming the magwell is part of the receiver like most other firearms.

It's not, the upper is the serialized receiver. The magwell is also modular and not even part of the lower receiver.

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 10:39:48 PM »
The magwell is also modular and not even part of the lower receiver.

I don't believe this is correct.  The Bren 2 has a single piece lower unlike the S1.

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 11:53:39 PM »
I did mine on the right side of the receiver right above the words "CZ USA, KANSAS CITY, KS"



(Sorry, I had to Zuckerproof the serial number.  LOL)




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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 04:46:13 PM »
Thanks.  Laser, mechanical ball or tungsten rod engraving?  Cannot see details how well engraving turned out, but I will assume it is flawless.   Some examples of engraving I have seen in the past have had somewhat unsharp definition and/or rounded corners on some of the letters, presumably from a mechanical ball engraving.  What white paint did you fill engraving with?  How does it hold up to occasional exposure to gun cleaners?

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2019, 05:08:59 PM »
If you can find someone who can do deep laser engraving (not just any laser engraving will me ATF requirements of how deep into the material it has to be) laser engraving is the way to go. 

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »

I don't believe this is correct.  The Bren 2 has a single piece lower unlike the S1.

Yeah, you're right. They use an insert in the magwell for different calibers on the Bren 2

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Re: Engrave SBR info on Bren 2
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2019, 10:11:05 PM »
Thanks.  Laser, mechanical ball or tungsten rod engraving?  Cannot see details how well engraving turned out, but I will assume it is flawless.   Some examples of engraving I have seen in the past have had somewhat unsharp definition and/or rounded corners on some of the letters, presumably from a mechanical ball engraving.  What white paint did you fill engraving with?  How does it hold up to occasional exposure to gun cleaners?

The shop told me it was laser engraving.  Very happy with the result.  The letters are sharp and looked as good as the original engraving.  He used different fonts on the four guns I engraved to match each of the original lettering.  Not sure what he did the color fill with, but it was included for free. 


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