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Posted: 12/27/2008 10:19:37 AM EST
Engravings aren't really my thing. But my dad is wanting to get a pair of something for me and my brother and have them worked up by a local guy that does nice work.

I'm just not much into engravings. Even my "nicer" shotguns (Weatherbys, Winchesters, Brownings) I get in models that are plain.

I'd like something probably a little more "classy' than say an M&P or a Glock. More along the lines of Cowboy Action. Either a repeating rifle or single action army style. Maybe an early automatic? Would like for them to be consecutive serials though. So a true early 1911 or so would probably be out.

I'd considered Ruger Vaquero's, but just not too hip on Rugers.

So, I'm curious what other folks would be looking for. Just gathering ideas. I figure would be looking at stuff under $1200-$1500 or so.
Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:21:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/27/2008 10:23:19 AM EST by The_Watcher]
Colt SAA,

Heirloom it will become.

Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:29:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By The_Watcher:
Colt SAA,

Heirloom it will become.


I have seen some mighty fine engraved Vaqueros as well as some great looking 1911s, but for something sure to become a family heirloom, the SAA can't be beat.

Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:30:17 AM EST
Dremel! Do it!
Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:35:02 AM EST
Colt SAA or S&W model 29
Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:42:29 AM EST
The Colt SAA 3rd generations are running around $1000+ now depending on condition. Add to that, the price of engraving and I think that may be a bit much for you, but if you could swing it, it would be the way to go for sure.

Is the $1200 - $1500 the amount he wants to spend for each or both?

If its for both, maybe something like a couple of Ruger GP100's would work out. Add some Ivory inserts to the grips and I think they would really look great after they were engraved!
Link Posted: 12/27/2008 10:44:46 AM EST
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