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Tar Heel,

It would depend on the quality of the engraving and who the engraver was. I would suggest that you look the guns over very carefully to see if you can find the engravers name or initials the see what you can find out about him. The next thing to do is to have them appraised by a reputable firearms appraiser.
 

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My best Uncle in the World passed on late last year. I was the fortunate benficiary of most of his guns. I can figure out most of them, but three and one half are unigue (I think). He was a major in the US Army, and served in WWII and post war Germany. When he was there, he had a US Gov model 1911 (not an A1) fully engraved in heavy scroll, an Ace Conversion slide engraved in the same pattern, a pre Model 10 S&W engraved in the same and a 1903 engraved in the same with silver deer enlays on the receiver, barrell, and magazine plate with a custom engraved stock. The engraving is very heavy scroll, complete coverage. When he told me that they would someday be mine, I asked him about the engraver. He could not recall the name of the engraver other than he had a shop in what became West Berlin.

What does this do to the value of an otherwise pristen set of firearms?

Thanks in advance.
 
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