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Need an engraver to engrave grandfathers name

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, Oct 14, 2011.

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  1. g7777777

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    I met a nice young man out in Montana- his grandfather had passed away and left him a rifle

    They used to hunt together--

    He would like to have his grandfathers name engraved on the rifle.

    He is in NE montana so someone close to that would help and this kid doesnt have much money

    Would appreciate leads

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. Rich219

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    Gene,

    I could do it for free if you covered shipping to and from me. It is done with a laser though, not a CNC engraver if that matters at all. I would need about two weeks turn around time to get to it though.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Rich - nice offer- sent you a PM- I will try to get hold of him - could you PM me your phone number also and I will put him in direct contact with you

    The shipping might be a problem from Montana to NY but lets see

    How does that lazer engraving look by the way- not sure I have ever seen that

    Gene
     
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    Good on you, Rich.

    HM
     
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    Another option might be a local jeweler. Could be a bargain if the jeweler knew grand dad. Just a thought.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  6. gun fitter

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    If your engraving the gun and not a grip cap look up bill mains. billmainsengraver.com
     
  7. g7777777

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    It has to be inexpensive as the young man works haying and then guiding hunters in NE Montana

    Somewhere around Ann Arbor Mich should work as well as he then goes back home

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    *I would assume that depending in the length of the name he might be looking at 50 to 100 for a proper job. Don't have the gun engraved by a laser5 or pantograph if the gun has any value or you might destroy the guns value.
     
  9. g7777777

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    This gun is a Browning BLR in 308 He isnt concerned about value - just wants a good job and something to remember his grandfather by

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  10. gun fitter

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    If its a belgium non japan gun it does have colector value! Call bill for a quote it won't be much the other option is to inlet an nickle oval inlaied to the stock and have his initials engraved i do that for $65 myself. Joe
     
  11. Rich219

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    "How does that lazer engraving look by the way- not sure I have ever seen that "

    It is almost like a computer printer. You put the firearm into the laser engraving machine, create the design as a vector image and then basically click "print".

    Check out this video, it is basically the same thing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT5m0YdxhjM
     
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