•    JRH Custom Ruger 10mm   

    This custom Ruger is very unique! Built by Jack Huntington of JRH Advanced Gunsmithing, this is a smaller Ruger single action frame. It’s been made into a custom 5-shot, 10mm revolver! This made for a slick little carry pistol in places where bear encounters could be expected.

    The gun features 50%+ American Scroll-style engraving.

    As always, American Scroll looks great on single action revolvers. Whether you’ve got a modern handgun or even an antique, American Scroll can really add class to an already great revolver.

    If you’re looking for a way to class up your handgun, this is a great way to do it without breaking the bank!

    Custom JRH 10mm revolver in 50%+ American Scroll-style engraving coverage.
    Custom JRH 10mm revolver in 50%+ American Scroll-style engraving coverage.
    Detail work on a JRH custom 10mm Ruger featuring close up American Scroll engraving details.
    Detail work on a JRH custom 10mm Ruger featuring close up American Scroll engraving details.
  •    Les Baer 1911   

    Full coverage American Scroll engraving on a Les Baer 1911, 10mm pistol. These are among the top handguns in the 1911 field! American Scroll-style engraving is a classic choice for a classic rendition of John Browning’s masterpiece!

    I could engrave any pattern or design that you’d like. Examples include English Scroll, relief-carved oak leaves, or designs similar to the Browning Renaissance styles.

    I often find that the boldness of American Scroll looks best on the big old slab-side 1911 autos.

    American Scroll engraving details on a Les Baer 1911 pistol.
    Slide detail on a Les Baer 1911 handgun.

    For other examples of my engraving on 1911s, take a look at this Ruger 1911 Slide and this Springfield Armory 1911.

  •    Walther PPK-S Slide   

    This slide is engraved in American Scroll with a stippled background to bring out the intricacy of the cuts. The cuts were then inked to really make them pop. Inking is a great idea for stainless guns to bring out the detail work.

    This customer only wanted the slide engraved so it was a relatively inexpensive way to add some custom charm to this everyday carry gun.

    Take a look at some of my other Walther PPK-S work here and here to get some ideas for your own carry pistol.

    Slide of a Walther PPK-S in American Scroll engraving with a stippled background. It displays the Walther logo and Walther Arms, Inc. For Smith, AR USA.
  •    Browning Citori Shotgun Engraving   

    This is a recent work of mine featuring approximately 50% coverage on a Browning Citori shotgun. The engraving is done in the American Scroll style and is set up to highlight the golden Browning logo in the center of the action.

    In this particular case, the cuts were left bright at the request of the customer. I can also ink the cuts for those who prefer their engraving to pop!

    American Scroll engraving work on a Browning Citori Shotgun
    More American Scrollwork on the opening lever of a Browning Citori Shotgun

    The Citori is an outgrowth of the classic Browning superposed over-and-under shotgun. It’s a much more modern design which features a lower barrel access than the previous Browning over-and-unders.

    It features a versatile action that can be used on both field and target guns.

    It makes for an extremely fast handling and lightweight shotgun.

    American Scroll engraving dates back to the 1850s and is based on earlier Germanic scrollwork. This particular style was made popular in the United States by such engravers as Nimschke, Gustave Young, and the Ulrich Clan.

    For more of my shotgun engraving, please take a look at my Shotgun Archives!

    For a basic breakdown of my services you can take a look at my pricing page or reach out to me directly.

  •    Henry 410 Shotgun   

    Here’s a shotgun that’s a little different from what I’ve been working on recently. It’s a lever-action 410 that features American Scroll style engraving with a hunter, pointer hound, and a pheasant on one side. The off-side features American Scroll style engraving and a Ruffed Grouse.

    The butt-plate also features the client’s ranch brand as a nice personalized touch.

    The engraving really dresses up this little shotgun! The cuts on the brass frame are inked to make the engraving really pop!

    Engraving such as this really adds character to the body of the gun without breaking the bank. This coverage would run anywhere from the $500 – $600 range.

  •    S&W 686 – Update   

    This is an update to my previous Smith & Wesson 686 post.

    These photos further show the Smith & Wesson 686 fully assembled, inked, and complete!

    This is an extremely elegant American Scroll finished revolver with the addition of relief-carving. There are few Smith & Wesson 686’s that are fancier or more extensively engraved than this revolver!

  •    Finished Chief Special S&W   

    These photos show this Model 36 Smith & Wesson, that was previously posted as a work in progress, as a finished and inked revolver! This is a very early pre-Model 36 and it’s a very first of the J-frame Chief Specials. The gun features absolute full-coverage American Scroll-style engraving with full-coverage domed-punch background.

  •    From Start to Finish – 686 S&W   

    This photo shows the initial large scrollwork and the starting sketches of the smaller, internal scrollwork.

    Major scroll work and the internal scrollwork are cut!

    This picture shows the background being relief-carved, or, cut away, and stippled.

    The finished product! All of the cuts, detail, and shading cuts, with the inked background, are complete.

  •    DZ Arms Hepburn Action   

    These photos show a modern interpretation of the Hepburn rifle. These are very popular as both target and hunting rifles. However, today, most of them are used for target work.

    The engraving shows an amount of coverage that would have been typical of either a hunting or target rifle of the 1890s. This style of engraving is known as American Scroll.

    I can do any kind of engraving or scrollwork that you would require!

    This particular engraving would run about $500.

    It should be noted that this gun was in the white (not blued or case-hardened), this can add to the overall cost.

    We do a lot of engraving for both cowboy action shooters and SASS shooters, as well as long range and scheutzen shooters. This allows your guns to not only stand out on the firing line, but also in the rack, and on the loading tables! It makes it easy to identify your firearm from all of the others.

    Engraving adds a great personal touch to the firearm and connects you to a time since-past, when the well-heeled shooter had their guns customized.

  •    Stevens Favorite   

    This little action was in rough shape when I received it. It’s had the surfaces trued up and pitting has been removed. The engraving adds a nice finishing touch to a classic boys rifle from the turn-of-the-last century. The engraving adds a bit of class to what, otherwise, would be a very plain rifle.