Nitrided barrel question

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  1. rsbhunter

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    Maybe not the right section of the forum, but have any of you had a nitrided barrel either engraved or acid etched ? Have 2 barrels that I need to put the cartridge designation on and don't know who to have do it ? Thanks for any help....rsbhunter
     
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    One is a Pac nor, the other 1 a Krieger. We're sent directly to gunsmith, then he sent them to be nitrided. Thanks for the info, I have access to a laser engraver, just don't know if it would work.....rsbhunter
     
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    That etching kit from Penn tool is awesome, but for the money, I can add a couple hundred Lapua brass to my collection...but I will file the information in case I ever need it....rsbhunter
     
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    From their description I think you’re right, but I’d still post them a query about whether they know it’d work as described on nitrided steel before I’d buy one. That they mention carbide is telling me their answer likely would be yes.

    Shouldn’t a professional gunsmith be marking barrels they chamber with the chamber description? All of mine have been save one I had done by an advanced amateur who’s also a shooter.
     
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    I would have thought so, but I've seen a lot of prefits that don't, I think that unless they chamber and fit, headspace the barrel, they don't . Of course, they don't know where the barrel will index, so it wouldn't be visible if it ended up on the bottom of barrel. Not a big deal, if needed , I think that Penn Tool kit would do it...I will check into the laser first.....rsbhunter
     
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    It is law that YES, they must be permanently marked. The Etcho Matic produces a legal marking. Pre-fits are also legally marked.
     
  9. rsbhunter

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    I just noticed on "bughole barrels" that the cartridge is marked on the breechface....would be pretty hard to see once threaded on to the action....rsbhunter
     

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