Metal Engraving
Start-to-Finish Gun Engraving: 1911 .45 Pistol

This course is designed to help developing engravers overcome the hurdles of a complete firearm engraving project. FEGA Master Engraver Layne Zuelke leads the class through the steps of engraving from start to finish. This exciting hands-on course gives students experience and the confidence to work on firearm projects in the future.

Students will be required to fill out a GRS Firearms Agreement and purchase and transport the specified model of gun to class. Please see linked form below, in the prerequisites information section.

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Course Info

Instructor(s)
Layne Zuelke
Sandy Popovich, assisting
2023 Date(s)
09/11–09/15
Division
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Intermediate
Capacity
12
Enrollment Type
Open, see prerequisites

Objectives

  • Disassembly of the firearm
  • Refining basic engraving skills
  • Intermediate scroll design and execution
  • Border design and execution
  • Wire border inlay
  • Proper metal preparation and finish
  • Explanation of various workholding fixtures
  • Achieving relief backgrounds
  • Engraving the firearm with choice of prepared patterns or student’s own design
  • Explanation of final metal finishes
  • Assembly of the firearm
  • Discussion of firearms and regulations

Class Project(s)

Rock Island A1 GI

Prerequisites

 

 

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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