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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-01-2012, 01:32 PM
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Posted By dclevinger
Here is an example of what we'll be talking about...

Here is an example of what we'll be talking about in the class.
http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss76/dcengraving/Custom%201911%20Work/IMG_0826.jpg...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-28-2010, 09:08 PM
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Views: 1,849
Posted By dclevinger
Gunsmith Magazine

If it's OK with the mods, I want to let you guys know about a little side project of mine. It's a free on-line magazine dedicated to gunsmithing students and recent grads. We've got a good group of...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 10-14-2009, 12:30 AM
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Views: 1,302
Posted By dclevinger
I've never taken an online 'smithing course but...

I've never taken an online 'smithing course but did take a correspondence course. It will give you a large part of the theory of the various operations but none of the hands on, as you know. The...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 05-02-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By dclevinger
Follow this link FEGA...

Follow this link FEGA (http://www.fega.com/about/Contact.aspx) to the Firearms Engravers Guild of America website. We have a historian that keeps track of the info that has been sent in over the...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 38,789
Posted By dclevinger
Brownell's has a current listing of schools. I...

Brownell's has a current listing of schools. I can only speak for CST and Trinidad since they are the only ones I have experience with. Here is a link to the list.
Brownells - World's Largest...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 03-02-2009, 05:18 PM
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Views: 1,122
Posted By dclevinger
Bead blasting the brake will probably come pretty...

Bead blasting the brake will probably come pretty close to matching. The best way to get it to match perfectly would be to re-bead blast the whole gun with the brake.

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 02-14-2009, 10:50 PM
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Views: 1,416
Posted By dclevinger
No problem. PM sent also. David

No problem. PM sent also.

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 02-02-2009, 02:58 AM
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Posted By dclevinger
Ken, thank you very much sir. That means a great...

Ken, thank you very much sir. That means a great deal to me, especially coming from a man of your talent.

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 01-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By dclevinger
The cost of the engraving will depend on the...

The cost of the engraving will depend on the amount of coverage and the complexity of the design. Your best bet would be to look at the work done by a few engravers and see what you like. Below are a...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 01-17-2009, 05:17 PM
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Views: 2,908
Posted By dclevinger
Thanks junho. The salts and thermometer came from...

Thanks junho. The salts and thermometer came from Brownell's. Like anything else, if you want to invest the time and money, anyone can learn to do it. The video only shows some of the process and as...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 01-17-2009, 03:58 PM
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Views: 2,908
Posted By dclevinger
Nitre bluing video

Was doing some nitre bluing last night and decided to video it.
Nitre video

David
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-14-2009, 04:20 PM
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Views: 1,031
Posted By dclevinger
If it's wood checkering that you're interested...

If it's wood checkering that you're interested in, try this book (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/productdetail.aspx?p=12613) It has quite a few patterns and a lot of great info. Brownells...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 01-06-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,898
Posted By dclevinger
Thank you very much. How much engraving...

Thank you very much.

How much engraving experience do you have? Inlaying straight lines that are the same width isn't all that tough. It is, however, pretty time consuming. Tight curves and widths...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 01-03-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By dclevinger
One last bump for anyone that's interested. More...

One last bump for anyone that's interested. More items have been added to the Auction List (http://www.fega.com/Auction/AuctionList.asp).

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 12-27-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,241
Posted By dclevinger
The flaw was actually a depression in the cyl....

The flaw was actually a depression in the cyl. wall. Honing enough to get rid of it would have made the chamber oversize to the point of splitting cases.

You're right about it being rare. I've...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 12-13-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,898
Posted By dclevinger
gold inlay

This one isn't real fancy but it came out looking great. The script lettering is inlaid with 24k gold wire. After the gold was in and polished, I re-blued the barrel and slide. It's a Browning...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 12-06-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,707
Posted By dclevinger
There is potential to make that much and maybe...

There is potential to make that much and maybe more....but it will take time. Even after you get out of school there is still a lot to learn and employers know that so you won't start out any where...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 12-05-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,707
Posted By dclevinger
I went to CST, graduated in '98. My house is...

I went to CST, graduated in '98. My house is about ten minutes away and I drop in once in a while to do engraving demos and such. I'm very happy with the education I got there even though I only do a...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 11-11-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,168
Posted By dclevinger
There were a bunch of 94's built that had a...

There were a bunch of 94's built that had a really high nickel content (I don't remember the serial # or date range) and will turn purple in hot bluing. Your best bet would be to have it either rust...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-08-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By dclevinger
We've gotten more donations in and added them to...

We've gotten more donations in and added them to the online list.
http://www.fega.com/Auction/AuctionList.asp

David
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 10-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,656
Posted By dclevinger
VernDog, Back in about '93, I took a...

VernDog,

Back in about '93, I took a correspondence course from NRI Schools. I was happy with the course but I don't think they are around anymore. The big problem with the correspondence classes...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 09-11-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By dclevinger
Custom Gunmakers & Engravers Exhibition

I know the show isn't until January, but it's coming up fast and hotel rooms sell out early. This will be the 25th exhibition for the Firearms Engravers Guild of America and American Custom Gunmakers...
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-29-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By dclevinger
The Firearms Engravers Guild of America...

The Firearms Engravers Guild of America (http://www.fega.com) has a historian that may be able to help you. You might try posting the forum there as well.

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 08-10-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By dclevinger
Thanks GH. Once in a while I get requests for...

Thanks GH. Once in a while I get requests for lettering on SBR's. I'll have to send them to you.

David
Firearms Forum: Engraving & Refinishing 07-25-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By dclevinger
Thanks Dillinger. I hope to have more to show...

Thanks Dillinger. I hope to have more to show soon.
mossberg kid, PM sent

David
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