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Old May 2, 1999, 08:21 PM   #1
John G
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Where is a good place to go for custom engraving of a firearm? What's a decent price to expect? I'm from NY, is there anywhere around here?

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Old May 3, 1999, 09:44 AM   #2
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John G:
That would depend upon the Mfg. If it were me, I would contact the Mfg. find out if they do engraving. Many of them do engraving in their custom shops, and doing it on their own gun would make a better product.

As far as price, I really don't know. In your part of the country probably an arm, leg, and a pair of shoes to match. The Craftsman tells the price.

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Old May 3, 1999, 01:50 PM   #3
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John. If you can afford it, and the factory does the work, I would go that route. I had an S&W model 66 that somebody engraved. I can't even get what I paid for it because it was done by someone unknown.( I bought it that way for $450.) The work on it is excellent, by the way.
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Old May 3, 1999, 02:31 PM   #4
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It's a Browning Hi-power. Does Browning do custom pistol engraving?

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Old May 12, 1999, 06:43 PM   #5
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Go to someone nationally known www.mackoolfirearms.com Then the money is not wasted.....
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Old May 12, 1999, 10:22 PM   #6
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Suggest you run a search under 'FEGA' or 'firearms engraving guild' (or similar). The people listed are free lance but some are very good and nationally known. IMHO you can get equal or better work from an independent. Preferably you can find someone 'on his way up' who will be well regarded in future. If you are at all serious about this I would strongly recommend that you read the Meek book on engraving and look at every engraved piece you can find--with a magnifying glass. (There is some perfectly awful stuff out there--also some great work.) I did this and finally had a 1911 engraved by the then secretary of FEGA. I got exactly what I wanted in a superior work of art. Caveat emptor and all that.

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