Category Archives: Firearms

On the Bench…

Montana Artisan’s creations also waiting personalization. This is a simple lettering project on some wonderful wine opener knives. Continue reading

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1911 Slide custom engraving

I am working on the top of the slide with just about two inches yet to cut. I doing all the main lines first and then will go back and add the shading lines. Continue reading

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FRANCHI shotgun engraving complete.

The combination of soft alloy and sharp carbide graver made this fun to engrave. Nervous but fun too. Continue reading

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FRANCHI shotgun engraving

I have a beautiful Franchi Instinct SL shotgun to engrave today.

This is a wonderful shotgun, very sleek, light and well made. I’d love to own it. This will be a graduation gift from Dad & Mom to son and graduation is this Friday Continue reading

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Ruger rifle engraved.

Tumbleweed is the nickname and I cut it with a 120 degree C-Max graver. I love how nice and smooth this Ruger rifle steel cuts. Not at all like the Ruger Vaquero pistols. Continue reading

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Engraved Henry Rifle complete.

I placed the brand where I wanted it and encircled it with an oval, added the scalloped edge and finally a three bright cuts to add a bit of flash. Continue reading

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Henry Rifle custom engraved ~ Update 2

I engraved the ranch brand with a #59 round graver. The Lazy J just looked the best cut with the round graver. I wanted it to have a bold look so this is three passes with the #59 graver. Continue reading

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Henry Rifle engraving ~ Update

I have the Grandfather’s initials MAC and the Grandson’s initials CAM laid out with the ranch brand located in the center of the receiver. Continue reading

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Henry Yellowboy ~ Custom engraving

Starting with a simple border around this side of the receiver and then the Grandfather’s initials followed by the Grandson’s initials. Finally the ranch brand in the center, Continue reading

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Hand Engraved Ruger Vaquero ~ Update

The majority of the firearm has been cut with hammer and chisel. I use the microscope for a very detailed view while I am working. For this firearm I have used GRS C-Max gravers exclusively. A 90 degree square graver for all the mainlines and also for the shading lines. Continue reading

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