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Old 08-24-2007, 12:35 PM
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Pics of Engraved 1911's?




Hey Guys,

Can you share some pics of your engraved 1911's? Gonna get some work done and looking for ideas.

Thanks much,

Billy
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:12 PM
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Not mine, but it is engraved....


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Old 08-24-2007, 03:42 PM
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Here is my safe queen...

Class A Limited...BRAND NEW hand-engraved model by Ed Brown:


...it is possible to do it tastefully!
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:46 PM
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More pics please

I want to do some engraving too. Anyone know of some good engravers, especially in Calif.

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Old 08-24-2007, 03:52 PM
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I want to do some engraving too. Anyone know of some good engravers, especially in Calif.

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You should contact Zipgraver (sponsor at top of page). He does great work and a nice guy to boot. I think he is in Nevada.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:11 PM
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I know a Colt Master engraver and he does outstanding work. Tell him Billy from Helping Sgt. Ryan sent you.

http://www.bpcr.net/site_master_craftsmen/engravers.htm

Thanks guys keep em coming. I like the subtle tasteful engraving style.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:37 PM
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I dont have a engraved pistol yet and it is not for lack of trying. I am in search of the perfect canidate as we speak. But I will show a pair of Handcuffs and a single blade Trapper with engraved bolsters. The work was done by Bob Shade here in the great state of Texas. His work is great, prices reasonable and turn around excellent.

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Old 08-24-2007, 07:01 PM
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Some of Ken's work...
http://www.bpcr.net/site_master_craf...lbum/index.htm
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:00 PM
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Here is my safe queen...

Class A Limited...BRAND NEW hand-engraved model by Ed Brown:


...it is possible to do it tastefully!

my new desktop background

it is suttle yet it adds soo much to the gun.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:10 PM
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Here is my safe queen...

Class A Limited...BRAND NEW hand-engraved model by Ed Brown:


...it is possible to do it tastefully!
Incredible...so many others overdo it, this one is just right
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:37 PM
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Mpardum,

Why is it a safe queen? Just shooting it doesn't abuse it. My wife's Colt Special Combat has the most beautiful bluing on it. It was bought in 2000 and has over 9000 rds thru it. It still does not have one (1) scratch on it. Use it, don't abuse it. Tracy
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:51 PM
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My friend John Harrison built this gun for a true gentleman from Texas, quoting John:
"The foundation of this custom is a pre-Series '70 Colt which was manufactured in 1969.
The owner had some very nice engraving done to it, the engraver, J.R. French was a delight to work with and it turned out rather nice, if I do say so."







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Old 08-24-2007, 08:52 PM
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A couple more.
I had the pleasure to have gotten to handle the pistol before it was shipped to the owner.


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Old 08-24-2007, 09:16 PM
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Mpardum,

Why is it a safe queen? Just shooting it doesn't abuse it. My wife's Colt Special Combat has the most beautiful bluing on it. It was bought in 2000 and has over 9000 rds thru it. It still does not have one (1) scratch on it. Use it, don't abuse it. Tracy
Because I have several other Ed Brown's that get a ton of carry time, I wated this one to remain a virgin. Truth be told, I bought this one impulsively from Keith at KWB and I'm not sure I'll hang onto her...This way if I do sell her, she won't be damaged goods
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:20 PM
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Mpardun,

That engraving is sublime! Really amazing.

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:36 PM
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Thnanks...

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Mpardun,

That engraving is sublime! Really amazing.

Reid
I have been told that this is the difference between machine and hand engraving...more of a 3D look.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:19 AM
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My friend John Harrison built this gun for a true gentleman from Texas, quoting John:
"The foundation of this custom is a pre-Series '70 Colt which was manufactured in 1969.
The owner had some very nice engraving done to it, the engraver, J.R. French was a delight to work with and it turned out rather nice, if I do say so."


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That is all kinds of classy!
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:02 PM
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The engraved handcuffs are a litte over the top...it would almost be an honor to be shackled with those. I guess they reserve those for corrupt politicians.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:51 PM
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The engraved handcuffs are a litte over the top...it would almost be an honor to be shackled with those. I guess they reserve those for corrupt politicians.
They are actually carried on a daily basis. While my job as a Detective doesn't allow me to arrest that many people they have been on a few people. After serving Warrants for 11 years I go through withdrawels if I dont arrest someone every once in awhile. They were probably one of the best gifts given to me by my wife in the last 25 years.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:02 PM
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A couple more.
I had the pleasure to have gotten to handle the pistol before it was shipped to the owner.


Dang Ricky! That is sweeeet!!!
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:45 PM
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:49 AM
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Beautiful pistols guys. Does anyone have any photos of presentation guns? Like with someone's name on it, etc?

Thanks looking for ideas and wondering how things will look.

Billy
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:23 PM
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The best examples of engraved guns anywhere in my opinion is.
The Texas Ranger Museum in Waco,TX... Even the grips are sterling silver.. I will try to get my camera back from mom and post the pictures.. These guns were used daily by real Texas Rangers..
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:32 PM
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Here are the engraved pistols from the Ranger Museum.. Not the best pics in the world but best I could do with my cheap camera.. Also the guns are behind glass..
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Old 08-26-2007, 04:03 PM
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Here are the engraved pistols from the Ranger Museum.. Not the best pics in the world but best I could do with my cheap camera.. Also the guns are behind glass..

yuck!! reminds me of some .50 cent rap video.

personally, i favor mpardun's ed brown.

to each his own..
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