Engraving picture thread

TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

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I mentioned elsewhere that Pistol Annie is going to be taking a two-week engraving course this summer. She used to do some pretty nice metalwork years ago, and wants to try her hand at firearms.

I'd like to get some inspiration pics of tasteful engraving on different guns - pistols, long guns, whatever.

I'm not into the gold-plated, bling bling, El Chapo drug lord, cover-every-square-millimeter with engraving stuff - a little engraving goes a long way. But tastefully and judiciously-applied artistic examples would be great. If you come across anything that strikes your fancy please post it here.
 

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Guncrafter LW CCO No Name in 9mm/38super
 

TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

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Here are two of mine for starters:
Very classy EB and a super sweet revolver. Annie's got a stainless S&W .357. I'm not sure but I think it's a Performance Center Model 62 Combat but the truth is I can't keep all their revolver models straight. I need to take it out and look at it again. Been a while.

I do like the way EB does their engraving.

Edited to remove question about model number
 

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I've wondered about this one before. Is that engraved or was it laser etched? I gotta admit I've never seen another flamed pistola anywhere. Cool.
David Clevinger did work on that gun, including the flames, which were hand engraved. He polished the slide, drew out the flames and engraved them, then taped them over and bead blasted the slide, leaving the polished flames contrasting the matte finish of the rest of the slide.
 

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I would love to have my Stainless Colt's engraved like some of the beautiful 1911's in the Texas Rangers Museum in Waco. I may just do it, as a retirement present to myself. But I have come up against several obstacles. "I'd love to do it, but it's stainless" "Id love to do it. Do you have $5000.00 " I'd love to do it, but can you leave it with me for two years" Any ideas? This may just be the terms for cost of entry.....
Thank you
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TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

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I would love to have my Stainless Colt's engraved like some of the beautiful 1911's in the Texas Rangers Museum in Waco. I may just do it, as a retirement present to myself. But I have come up against several obstacles. "I'd love to do it, but it's stainless" "Id love to do it. Do you have $5000.00 " I'd love to do it, but can you leave it with me for two years" Any ideas? This may just be the terms for cost of entry.....
Thank you
j
We watched a fellow do some engraving at the NRA show. He was amazing. That was actually what got Annie fired up about it. But it is very fine, detailed, time-consuming artistry. I don't have any real idea about the cost/time, but the numbers you quote don't really surprise me.
 
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