Engraving & Lettering Explained
We receive many calls for initials / names / etc on firearms. I do enjoy this work. I will generally do this in Engraver's Script lettering or roman block lettering.
In order to do hand-engraving on your firearm, it WILL have to be de-blued. If it is a stainless gun -- the engraving process costs less for you, because no need for de-bluing and re-bluing. Re-bluing your gun after engraving will often add an additional $100-200+, and add time to completion to your quote. Doc will have to send your gun out for those services. Some folks get "sticker-shock" when the quote for only 3 letters, is over $100. But, if you have a blued gun, in needs to be de-blued it before Doc does the work, then have it re-blued once the engraving is complete. Depending on location and gun, gunsmithing is often required to take it apart in order to engrave it. Much of this I can do on my own, but for some guns, I may have to employ the services of a gunsmith to take it apart and put it back together. And bluing services are always sent-out.
If you are amenable to a "French Gray" after engraving (see the Uberti below), that can be done for a flat fee of $75 in Doc's shop for a hand-gun. But to be redundant: a stainless gun is GREAT for engraving, and requires no additional treatment after the work is completed.
Engraved Uberti Evil Roy, .45 LC
- Note: Evil Roy engraving was co-designed by FEGA Master, Rex Pederson