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talon370  [Team Member]
11/3/2011 7:37:59 PM
Does anyone know an engraver around Tucson that can engrave a rifle for me? Thanks
Nate4635  [Member]
11/3/2011 9:33:16 PM
Engrave for NFA purposes?

If so, I've been recommended Tucson trophy and will be taking a lower there in the next month.
JohnnyC  [Member]
11/3/2011 10:10:06 PM
I've used both C&T and Saguaro Trophy. C&T was cleaner but turn around was longer. The appearance didn't matter much to me as long as it was legible as I covered both with a healthy coating of aluminum black. I'd go back to C&T again if turn around time wasn't vital, his attitude was better than the guy at Saguaro. I've heard good things about a woman in town, Engravings by Nikki I think, but she didn't get back to me in time. She did call though and was very pleasant. I might give her a shot next time as I've heard positive results.
talon370  [Team Member]
11/3/2011 10:56:31 PM
Originally Posted By Nate4635:
Engrave for NFA purposes?


No not for NFA just looking to get some names engraved onto some of my rifles.


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AZAtty480  [Member]
11/4/2011 2:57:07 AM
I've heard good things about the engraving (and gun smithing services) at Piece of History Firearms in Tucson.

http://www.pieceofhistoryfirearms.com/pohf-services.html
forrestcook  [Member]
11/4/2011 10:17:11 PM
Originally Posted By JohnnyC:
I've heard good things about a woman in town, Engravings by Nikki I think, but she didn't get back to me in time. She did call though and was very pleasant. I might give her a shot next time as I've heard positive results.


She engraved a lower for me... was very polite, but it took much longer than she told me it would. It also is extremely shallow, to the point that I'm not even sure if it's deep enough. It's very legible, but I'm not sure I'll use it if I do an SBR in the future. I had intentions of building one when I had it engraved, the money had to be diverted elsewhere so now I just have a stripped lower with my name on it. The job cost as much as it would have at tucson trophy and when I called Walt at C&T, he said he didn't do it anymore... I figured I'd support the person doing it on their own, but I kind of regret it now. In her defense, she had a death in the family around the time of my job, but the lack of communication, depth of engraving and extended time frame were just too much to overlook.
devinsdad  [Member]
11/5/2011 12:44:54 PM
I used Saguaro Trophy...once. All they did was laser the information on the magwell. All their laser does is bleach the anodizing and doesn't even come close to the depth. I've been looking for a engraver in Tucson for some time now but the only one I see is Mario at Piece of History Firearms. Think I'll have to drive up to Phoenix and go to Quinten Defense. They'll laser it in (to the correct depth) and refinish before you get it back.
JohnnyC  [Member]
11/5/2011 3:02:14 PM
Originally Posted By devinsdad:
I used Saguaro Trophy...once. All they did was laser the information on the magwell. All their laser does is bleach the anodizing and doesn't even come close to the depth. I've been looking for a engraver in Tucson for some time now but the only one I see is Mario at Piece of History Firearms. Think I'll have to drive up to Phoenix and go to Quinten Defense. They'll laser it in (to the correct depth) and refinish before you get it back.


Saguaro DOES have the ability to diamond drag it to proper specs, problem is you have to ask for it specifically.



Edit: redundancy is redundant.