Engrave-ability of Beretta 692 ?

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I am looking for a relatively clean palate for engraving on $2000 to $3500 12 gauge over/unders.. The Browning 725 is "clean" but coated with nitrite.
The Beretta 692 looks good, but I've no idea of how it might cut.
Thanks for you help.
 

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Thanks, JJ - I would if I could.
The client hasn't purchase the firearms yet- he hopes to purchase new guns that are engraveable for his project.
 

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Thanks Monk,

I'm not quite sure where to start that search for how to contact the factory- guess I'll start
with a sales rep or distributors.
Do you think they will speak English if I find the number to call Italy?
(I'm betting they will)
 

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Thanks Monk,

I'm not quite sure where to start that search for how to contact the factory- guess I'll start
with a sales rep or distributors.
Do you think they will speak English if I find the number to call Italy?
(I'm betting they will)
Actually I'd start with the factory Beretta USA, I think they moved to Virginia I'm not sure now they used to be in Accokeek Maryland they do have a website with the phone numbers. The Reps probably won't know the hardness or the distributors. You need to talk to someone in the service department because they'd be the only ones that would have a clue to the Rockwell hardness.
Skill comes from diligens
 

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You might try if the factory is unable or unwilling to tell you what you need to know these folks will know. Tell them what you are wanting to know and for what purpose. I have found them to be better than dealing with the factory.

https://www.colegun.com/
 

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There is a Beretta info request and I have initiated questioning them - http://www.berettasupport.com/service/pg_ask_question.htm
and I am waiting for a reply

I gave Cole's a call - they reported the Beretta 692 is not suitable for engraving .

A woman there (with the last name of Cole) talked to the service manager and returned my call with a message that was relayed from that department - "The guns are treated with a vacuum process (no doubt a Physical Vapor Deposit such as nitrite) and after all the work required must be re hardened" She said that he just kept saying "no".

I have a tough time hearing on the phone, so I did not get exact details, but I am confident that I do not want to attempt engraving the Beretta 692.

Thanks for all of your help.
 

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I think your best bet for a engraveable o/u is to buy a older Belgium Supposed (B-25) as a starting point. The entry level (Grade I) on these are around the price you are willing to pay. Just a thought.
 

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I'll be checking out the Browning cx - they sound (and look) like they will "fit the bill". Thanks Jon.
The older Superposed sound good for engraving, but I need 5 that will be very similar (other that wood and names engraved). Thanks Roger.
 

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I'll be checking out the Browning cx - they sound (and look) like they will "fit the bill". Thanks Jon.
The older Superposed sound good for engraving, but I need 5 that will be very similar (other that wood and names engraved). Thanks Roger.
Sounds like a very fine client and potential order. Good luck.
 

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Thought I would pass on the "information" received from Beretta -



"Hello Gordon:

Thank you for contacting Beretta Customer Support.

The receiver of the 692 is made out of steel so it would be pretty hard. Any other information is proprietary to Beretta and not public information.

Best regards,

Beretta Customer Support"



I will let you draw your own conclusions.
 

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