Hand Engraved FEGA/Colt 1911

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by Layne Zuelke, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Layne Zuelke

    Layne Zuelke Member

    Dec 2, 2018
    This project is coming to a close so I thought I’d give the forum a sneak peek of the latest gun off my bench while it’s still in the white.
    This is the Firearms Engravers Guild of America- Colt 1911 2019 Auction gun. Each year a few FEGA Master Engravers volunteer their time to create a new piece to be auctioned at the following years show. This year we chose a Colt 1911 as our canvas. John Powers did the prep work. Brian Powley installed the gold borders and I designed and engraved the rest including the multi colored inlay of the FEGA shield. When it goes in the case for the last time we’ll have over 250 hours involved in its creation. If you are interested in seeing or participating in the auction you can visit the FEGA website for info on our show. Jan 25-27 the weekend after SHOT Show at the Westgate in Las Vegas. E015280A-2C5D-4C89-BFF0-7E12BAB0A41C.jpeg 1F02F735-5BF7-48A9-A7FC-546AB06C6DC4.jpeg 9CF2C553-4E12-48A6-91F7-8F8B0FF0A448.jpeg 03B9708E-41EE-4F08-BAAC-ADAA04A13EF5.jpeg
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  2. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Amazing work!

  3. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    JMB would love his 1911 so adorned :cool::D:)
    Bravo super nice work.
    It's Colt that's special.
  4. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Spectacular... truly a generational heirloom.
    And welcome to this fine forum. Hopefully you will post more of your engraving work?
  5. Layne Zuelke

    Layne Zuelke Member

    Dec 2, 2018
    I certainly will. If be been too busy to participate in any of the forums lately but I’m trying to slow down a bit and become more active in the community. Thanks!
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  6. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Fine Art indeed.
  7. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    What a beautiful example of the art of engraving; to say “well done” is inadequate.
  8. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Wow. Beautiful work. I can't own a pistol like that, even if I could afford it, because I'd have to shoot it at least once.
  9. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Awesome work!!!
  10. otofly

    otofly Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2017
    A true Masterpiece! A beautiful piece of art. Welcome
  11. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Art work, for sure! Really looking sweet!

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