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.
Sandy Popovich, assisting
- 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
Rock Island A1 GI
Basic Engraving or equivalent. Proper graver sharpening experience with 105, 120, and flats. Microscope familiarity is recommended.
The legal purchase and transport to class of the specified model is required. Click here to see the linked form for model information and to fill out the firearms agreement. Completion of this form is necessary to participate in the course.
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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