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Old 04-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Engraved 1911's




As far as I can tell, there hasn't been a thread to post pic's of your engraved pistol's. So lets see some pics whether basic or meticulous engravings or even quotes.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:42 PM
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There are a couple of threads with engraved pistols, do a search for BBQ guns I think. But to keep you occupied till you find them here is one of mine done by a local engraver;



Same engraver did these two things for me also.

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Old 04-09-2012, 08:01 PM
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There are a couple of threads with engraved pistols, do a search for BBQ guns I think. But to keep you occupied till you find them here is one of mine done by a local engraver;
Who did the engraving?

I looked at Gary Richards for a set of handcuffs, but for $700.00 I had to pass.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:22 PM
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Beautiful!
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:58 AM
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love tastefully engraved 1911s

almost bought the smith and wesson 100 year anniversary 1 of 500 model...but it was a couple hundred over what i wanted to spend, and it would have been a shooter so i got my SA
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:35 AM
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Very nice.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:57 AM
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Eric's 1911 above is set up very much like mine. I choose not to have the frame engraved as I still want to do some work to it. I have ivory - but prefer the checkered wood ...

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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Eric and 153,

Very tastefull! I am not a fan of engraved weapons but those two pistols are very nice! I am picking up my first engraved 1911 on friday and it doesn't have any gold in-lays or anything too gawdy. Only the slide is engraved just like yours only mine was done in the 70s by colt. I will post pictures as soon as I get it home on friday. Enjoy and congrats!

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
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Here's my .38 Super, engraved by Jeff Flannery.

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:23 PM
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Here's my .38 Super, engraved by Jeff Flannery.

Very nice! Congrats Tom!

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:49 PM
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My wife's Super. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:02 PM
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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Eric,

Who is your local engraver in tx? Looking to having some done.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:14 PM
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I look at engraving much like I do tattoos. Some folks are into it, and others are not. I will look and admire from a far - thats just me. Of the hundreds of pics I have seen on here - and the few handfuls I have seen in real life, Its up to the quality and experience of the artist itself. I mean some are eh... just ok, others are OMG what happened? and then there are those that simply awe.

I thought the EB Anniversary was a little over the top - have seen one in real-life, it was nice when up and close. I have seen another Brown with just a little engraving - nice touch (my favorite too). I saw a Bear once that was just awful - the owner liked it and thats all that matters though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:16 PM
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Wow those are absolutely gorgeous
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:22 PM
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Not really engraved, but even the Talo guns are of interest. I think it is interesting that some people want stuff like this. I bought this used, and it basically an XSE in the guts.

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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There are a couple of threads with engraved pistols, do a search for BBQ guns I think. But to keep you occupied till you find them here is one of mine done by a local engraver;



Same engraver did these two things for me also.

Is that a Ken Erickson? If so I have one in my pocket
Spent a day in his shop learning how to make knives.

Sorry for being ot
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:45 PM
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Eric,

Who is your local engraver in tx? Looking to having some done.
Sent you a PM.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:47 PM
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Is that a Ken Erickson? If so I have one in my pocket
Spent a day in his shop learning how to make knives.

Sorry for being ot
It is a early Ken Erickson one of two that I own. He makes a great knife and like so many things I enjoy the wait is getting longer and longer. I am currently on his list and might come up next year from what I gather.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:18 PM
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As I am new to engraving I just started with my Mag just in case I screw it up.



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Old 04-30-2012, 09:08 PM
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As I am new to engraving I just started with my Mag just in case I screw it up.
Wow, that looks mighty fine; can't wait to see more of your progression.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:27 AM
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I look at engraving much like I do tattoos. Some folks are into it, and others are not. I will look and admire from a far - thats just me. Of the hundreds of pics I have seen on here - and the few handfuls I have seen in real life, Its up to the quality and experience of the artist itself. I mean some are eh... just ok, others are OMG what happened? and then there are those that simply awe.
I agree, and I'll say that the difference between engraved 1911's and tattoos for me is this -

I will never have a tattoo, but I appreciate great artwork.

I appreciate great artwork on an engraved 1911, and I would like to own one someday. Thing is, it'd be a BBQ gun/safe queen. I would have to be in a position where I want to throw a substantial amount of money at a gun I'll likely use very little. I think they look great when well done though, especially when paired with a high quality leather holster and belt.

I find myself enjoying threads like this one as often as I can. My ideal engraved 1911 would be basic - a Government model Colt with an arched MSH, no FCS, basic sights, just a clean looking gun, with full American Scroll covering and a very high quality blued finish (think Doug Turnbull, etc) and of course ivories.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:59 AM
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There are a couple of threads with engraved pistols, do a search for BBQ guns I think. But to keep you occupied till you find them here is one of mine done by a local engraver;



Same engraver did these two things for me also.

those look amazing.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:26 AM
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Anyone have a photo of the 1911 engraved with brands like the SAA's? I know there was at least one done out there.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:05 AM
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I agree, and I'll say that the difference between engraved 1911's and tattoos for me is this -

I will never have a tattoo, but I appreciate great artwork.

I appreciate great artwork on an engraved 1911, and I would like to own one someday. Thing is, it'd be a BBQ gun/safe queen. I would have to be in a position where I want to throw a substantial amount of money at a gun I'll likely use very little. I think they look great when well done though, especially when paired with a high quality leather holster and belt.

I find myself enjoying threads like this one as often as I can. My ideal engraved 1911 would be basic - a Government model Colt with an arched MSH, no FCS, basic sights, just a clean looking gun, with full American Scroll covering and a very high quality blued finish (think Doug Turnbull, etc) and of course ivories.
Nate I agree with you about an engraved pistol being a piece of art. With that being said though I attended a 1911 Operators/Instructor last month, 3 days and about 2k in rounds. The course was put on by one of the manufacturers and needless to say during the initial classroom section of the class I caught hell about using a Colt, the one I carry daily. That first day I heard about how nice the instructors pistols were etc etc. Well I changed out the Ivories for some Ahrends Walnut grips and shot the morning section of the class with the pistol pictured above, just a scratched up old Colt. The instructors didn't mention their pretty pistols again and gave up on Colt bashing. That morning consisted of about 600 rounds and brought the total through the engraved Colt to about 4K since the work and every time it goes bang my smile gets bigger...
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