I have fully engraved a Colt MK IV Series 80 in stainless steel. I do not recommend it. I spent more time sharpening than cutting. The gun seemed to be uniform in hardness. It is possible to engrave, but the hardness takes nearly every ounce of fun out of the cutting.
Lee did not mention that his fine engraving was also the recipient of several awards including the "Best Engraved Shotgun" and "Best Engraved Modern gun" , and that he gave a seminar on shading engraving entitled "Only the Shadow Knows" that was very informative.
Congratulations and thank you Lee!
Thanks for a fun and informative video.
Is the background sound when you are cutting, the limestone ringing from the vibration? (a similar sound when you were using a hand chisel). It reminds of the sound a piece of granite makes just before it become lots of smaller pieces.
You would think it would at the least have "Purdey" painted on the door. If I am going to be a snob, I want the "common man" to see what brand of possessions I have (They probably won't know the name and definitely not the "star-burst" emblem anyway). Of course you could add that, along with...
The laws I am familiar with only are concerned with the serial number not being altered (this could be interpreted as saying we could not inlay a S/N with gold, (hopefully common sense and sensible reasoning prevail)). My interpretation (and many others) is that all other information can be...
John B ask-
"But I am unfamiliar with the green block in the background of your photograph.
Am I correct to assume it is something available from machine shop suppliers?
What is it called and who makes it. please?"
I can get a lot in a little space with these from Gesswein -...
Several of you mention silence - It is no longer much of an option for me - I seem to have a built-in background noise that is not much fun to hear - tinnitus. At one time it reminded me of crickets or cicadas and was not too loud - now it more akin to a tiny chorus of screamers.
I agree with...