Do you know the engraver?
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    Do you know the engraver?

    Signature was a small MH over laid on one another. Likely working in the 70s into the '80s.

    Gun is a '78 and still in the original box.

    He knew Frank Hendricks and had Frank do the silver plating and grips for him on this gun.

    Can anyone help me out?

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    Maybe Marcus Hunt. He is a very accomplished engraver.

    https://www.facebook.com/Marcus-Hunt...6632517723694/
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    Close And thank you for trying Terry. Just got off the phone with Mark and he knew the gun!

    Mark Hoechst. Master Engraver FEGA

    That put a big smile on my face
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    Cozmo, I think he is a member of FEGA
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    The silver plate is neat. Never had one in silver before. I like the gun more than I thought I would. And ivory from a generation or two ago. Like ivory use to be, creamy white, super tight grain and now a mellowed yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo View Post
    The silver plate is neat. Never had one in silver before. I like the gun more than I thought I would. And ivory from a generation or two ago. Like ivory use to be, creamy white, super tight grain and now a mellowed yellow.

    Not bad,

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    Very nice pistol . This is a why do you suppose question , sorry I don't know much about engraving . In time past people would polish up silver but on older hand guns and such most want and look for the proper tarnish , kind of like an unkempt look but cared for.
    Why on hand guns or coins for that matter would you suppose ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some guy
    Very nice pistol...most want and look for the proper tarnish , kind of like an unkempt look but cared for.
    Why on hand guns or coins for that matter would you suppose ?
    Thanks on the gun! Tarnish? No clue really but I know my Grandmother wouldn't put up with that kind of nonsense. I like the tarnish look. But it ain't that old on the grand scheme of things. Gun was engraved and plated early '90s. It now looks a lot like the typical antique nickel jobs everyone wants to sell you these days. I'll do a photo comparison sometime and post it. Funny though when I asked the engraver about the gun, which he remembered, he immediately cautioned me about removing any patina.

    If Gramma saw this gun I'd be polishing it for sure

    Bright nickel, antique nickel and engraved antique nickel.




    Same antique nickel in better light

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