Monthly Archives: July 2011

Custom Rifle Day 6 “The Barrel”

Hand engraving scroll design on a custom rifle. Today I started to work on the barrel for this Ron Cormano custom built rifle.  It took awhile just to figure out how to hold this long barrel in my engraving vise. I … Continue reading

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Custom Rifle Day 5

Got up early and started this before breakfast. Saturday morning and the only thing I have scheduled to do today is to finish this floor plate. I was very pleased with how the steel cut on this part of the … Continue reading

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Custom Rifle Day 4

Making good progress on the floor plate. The steel is cutting better as I move away from the edges of the piece. Definitely has to do with the thickness of the metal and the heat treatment. I’ve just about finished … Continue reading

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Custom Rifle Day 3

engraving a Magazine floor plate for a Mauser rifle,scroll and scotch thistle design. Continue reading

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Irish theme knife

I’ve been working on this custom rifle and yesterday when I started to engrave the magizine floor plate I encountered VERY HARD steel. After consulting with Ron (Accuracy Guns) and Marty Rabino (Master Gun Engraver) we came up with a … Continue reading

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Custom Hunting Rifle Step 2

After working the design through a few drafts I thought I had it just right. So I transferred the design to the actual floor plate. While waiting for the Thermoloc to cool and harden I started to play around with the design … Continue reading

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Custom Hunting Rifle

I’ve been working on designs for a custom rifle for the past few days and finally have it where both the customer and I like it. The rifle is being customized by Ron Cormano of Accuracy Guns (970) 259-4055. After … Continue reading

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MIA Bracelet re-engraved – MSGT Timothy R. Bodden, USMC

One day I noticed a friend was wearing a MIA bracelet and when I asked to see it I could not read the lettering. My friends father was the original wearer of the bracelet and now 44 years later the … Continue reading

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