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    Default Finished 1873 Winchester

    When I posted the engraving some people suggested a cloud behind the deer. I did not try it because of the don't want to screw it up now mentality. The gremlins of color case hardening smiled on me and put a cloud in for me. I would like to say I knew that would happen but that would be a lie.
    Thanks,Leland
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    Leland, Well done. J.J.
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    Thank you JJ

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    Very nice!
    Some projects just want to come out right.
    Beautiful.

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    Outstanding job! Did you find any difficulties cutting through the original case hardening?
    Last edited by Crazy Horse; 05-18-2017 at 12:06 PM. Reason: Incomplete.
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    Can you tell us did the finish on the metal?

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    The gun was not case colored originally just a used up blued/pitted 1873 all polishing and engraving and finishing was done by me. That brings me to a question for the professional engravers. At what point do you get work that is polished and ready to engrave? Is that just wishful thinking?
    Thanks for all the comments,Leland

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    Quote Originally Posted by flintdoubles View Post
    At what point do you get work that is polished and ready to engrave?
    When Hell freezes over.

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    Thanks, Carlos you shattered my illusion.
    Leland

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    Leland,I never received a firearm ready to engrave,I had to strip off the old finish and hand polish no buffing.You should be proud of the work you did on the that 73.keep up the good work. J.J.
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