If you're not against shipping, I was recommended John Adams of Adams & Adams Engravers out of Vermont, and I have a gun with him now. Both he and his son are master engravers that have worked directly with/for Colt over the last several decades. A handful of factory master engraved guns were even done by John Adams Sr (maybe Jr. as well), so his reputation holds up. They do quality work for a pretty reasonable price.Re: Engravers
Since we are on the subject, does anyone have a recommendation for an engraver in Central Texas? I'm willing to drive for the right hand ....
While the pattern is intricate and "busy" as in a Master's work, the execution is not all that good. IMO, this engraver is not a Master.I think the term "Master" gets overly used a lot when speaking of engraving. Although some works look very nice and are artfully done but more than likely no real Master Engraver was involved. However, I'm not really sure who gets to determine who or how the "Master" title is achieved in engraving.
Here's an example that I have communicated with the seller several times. Claims of being Master Engraved. This has been for sell going on many months now. It does appear nice though. However, I questioned the seller as to who engraved it. He doesn't know. He has no clue. No engravers signature has been found but still the seller continues to list it as Master Engraved. Apparently the "Master Engraver" is in the sellers mind only.
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