•    Semi-English Trigger Guard   

    This trigger guard and floorplate assembly is engraved in a semi-english style. It’s not typical American Scroll, but not as tight as true English scroll. This makes for a handsome, yet slightly different engraving effect!

  •    Floorplate & Grip Caps   

    This is an inexpensive way to enhance or personalize your rifle! These are engraved in American Scroll and make a great addition to any firearm. Floorplates and grip caps can be engraved at a very reasonable cost. I can also add animals or initials for an added personal touch to your firearm.

  •    Montana Brand Colt (In Progress)   

    This is a first generation Colt that features prominent Montana ranch brands. It will be nickel-plated with high polish blue screws and small parts.

    This will be a very unique pistol. Colt’s featuring brands were very popular in the 1920s so this SAA harkens back to those times and will be a true standout revolver at any cowboy shoot or gun show, for sure!

  •    Customer Photo – PPKS   

    Here’s a photo from my customer of his PPK/S. It will be an heirloom piece for his family! I’m often asked whether people should put their names or identifying features on their guns; if it’s to be an heirloom, by all means, add the information!

    If your plan is to sell the gun at a later date, I feel that you’re often better off to leave personal names, initials, etc. off of the gun.

  •    Custom Remington Rollingblock   

    This is a Rollingblock engraved in a semi-English style. It makes for a very elegant gun without a lot of coverage! This is going to be a custom hunting rifle to be used worldwide!

    engraved in a semi-English style this custom Remington will be used as a hunting rifle.
  •    PPK-S With Tank   

    This is a relief-carved stainless PPK/S Walther that I engraved for a customer who was a tanker in Germany in the 60s. Along with the relief-carved oak leaves I was able to engrave a close up of the M60 A3 tank that he commanded in Germany! The engraved tank is less than half an inch tall!

  •    Custom 98 Mauser   

    This is a beautiful yet simple rifle engraved in a semi-English style. It evokes English rifles used in Africa in the 1900s.

    Rifles of this particular caliber would have been used for plains game hunting, lions, and leopards.

    The checkering is by Mary Ann Hockenbury, a local of the Bitterroot Valley.

  •    1881 Marlin   

    I engraved this 1881 Marlin rifle to recreate a factory pattern that was common to the rifle. The original was done by Conrad F Ulrich, he was the Marlin factory engraver from 1881 to 1907. C. F. Ulrich was part of the Ulrich Firearms engraving dynasty which stretched for nearly a century from the 1850s until 1949.

    The animals on this particular pattern all appear to have been done in a “folk-art” style and includes deer, bear, & bison.

    Over the years we have recreated many historic patterns on a wide variety of firearms.

    Engraving on an 1881 Marlin featuring a bear and a recreated Marlin Factory engraving pattern.
    Engraving on an 1881 Marlin featuring a leaping deer and a recreated Marlin Factory engraving pattern.
  •    Open Top Navy Colt   

    This is a very elegant American Scroll engraved Colt in approximately 3/4 coverage. It features an in-the-white metal with inked cuts. This is an unusual revolver, one that wasn’t produced for long so reproductions are the only ones that make for decent engraving candidates.

    his revolver also features an engraved eagle on the hammer.
  •    Bright or Inked Cuts   

    Here are two examples of the same engraved piece.

    I’m often asked the question as to the difference between bright and inked cuts! These pictures will show the difference. It’s a matter of personal taste as to whether one darkens, or inks, a cut or leaves it bright.

    The advantage of inking a cut, as a general rule, will make the engraving pop from the background. Most people tend to prefer inked cuts as it creates the illusion of depth.

    Example of inked cuts on the 1872 Open Top Frame.
    Example of inked cuts on the 1872 Open Top Frame.
    Example of bright cuts on the 1872 Open Top Frame
    Example of bright cuts on the 1872 Open Top Frame