Metal Engraving
Advanced Winchester Floorplate

This course offers an exploration of the intricate artistry involved in firearms engraving, focusing on the techniques of deep relief engraved scrollwork, fine shading, sculpted gold overlay, and raised gold beads (time permitting), all applied to a Winchester Model 70 rifle floor plate. In this course, students will create a beautiful piece of functional art through hands-on instruction and guided practice.

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Course Info

Sam Alfano
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites


  • Deep relief scrollwork
  • Sculpted gold overlay
  • Fine shading
  • Time permitting- raised gold beads

Class Project(s)

Winchester floor plate


Completion of a GRS Basic Course or instructor approval is required, as well as an understanding of proper tool sharpening and basic engraving techniques.

Graver Sharpening Knowledge:
120° and 105° graver sharpening

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.

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