Engraving a Blued Pistol

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JonFrank, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. JonFrank

    JonFrank Well-Known Member

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    Feb 17, 2015
    I’m sure someone has done this.

    I’m looking at a new 1911. This would be something my wife would give me for our 10th anniversary.

    With that known, I was thinking about having the underside of the dust cover engraved with something indicating our marriage.

    If I was to do this, is there a way to protect the engraving from corrosion without having to reblue the complete lower? Would it just be kept “in the white” and oiled?

    Thanks



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  2. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I’ve seen engraving where the cut work is gold or silver plated for a highlighted showing and for protection.
     

  3. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    You could also go stainless and not have to worry.
     
  4. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    DIY answer here, and don't laugh. I have pretty good luck with a Presto bluing pen.

    On an $800 1911 I'd do it. On something nicer, er, uh....maybe not.

    I "reblued" these frame tangs after I cut them to fit this beavertail. They are lighter than the rest of the gun.

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