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    Lee,

    I am chiming in late but the stainless Kimbers that I have worked on are hard but can be cut with carbide.
    David Clevinger
    www.dcengraving.com

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    Several here have recommended test cutting on the inside of the slide. I have always done this when in doubt but found out (the hard way) that it doesn't always work. I was once asked to cut a simple heart and some initials on the top of a Springfield Armory XD slide. I made my test cuts inside...no problem. I found the outside unengraveable. After fighting my way through the outline of the small heart, I used a diamond tipped pantograph for the initials.
    C. Roger Bleile
    Author of American Engravers series of books.
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    When engraved an Mannlicher-Schoenauer I ran into a problem when engraving the receiver the rear end gut fine but as I got to the front it was to hard to cut,had to send it out to be annealed,you never know what problems you'll run in to.I did make a test cut but not in the right place. J.J.
    JJ Roberts
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    Many semi auto slides are hardened only at the high wear points. You will be going along just fine and then BOOM, harder than can be believed! The slides on two Colts i engraved (one Gold Cup, one Combat Commander) were hard, hard, hard, all over. They got engraved, but I now charge more to do one than I would a blued one.
    Bruce Gleason


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    A friend of mine was cutting a blued one last week. It was hard as stone. He was resharping every few minutes.

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