About

Mike Harrison is a master engraver from Escondido California.

10 Responses to About

  1. Erick says:

    Interested in getting a kimber 1911 engraved with just a name

    • mike says:

      Well Eric, I hate to make things complicated but there are a number of considerations. First of all I’m in Escondido California, about 30 miles north of San Diego. If you are not local, then there is a concern for the following costs…
      1)SHIPPING COSTS, through Fed X which will be about $20 to $30,
      2)HANDLING COSTS, for an FFL dealer to send the gun for you through Fed X… $ ??
      3)HANDLING COSTS, for an FFL dealer to receive it at my end from Fed X, about $20 to $35

      Then for my work, depending of the type of lettering you want and how many actual letters in your name, I would estimate less that $100.
      When I’m done, we have to go through the reverse process of shipping and the associated costs that I’ve mentioned above, just to get the gun legally back to you.
      Unfortunately there are some pretty stringent rules by the Federal government when it comes to shipping firearms around the country, and we don’t want to find ourselves out of compliance.

      Don’t despair though, there is a much cheaper way out. Find a “Trophy Shop” in your local area. Check to see if they have a good pantograph machine, and they can do the lettering for less than $25. It won’t look quite the same as a hand cut lettering job but most people can’t really see the difference anyway unless some one shows them what to look for.
      However…Look at a sample of what they are capable of doing BEFORE YOU HAVE THEM DO YOUR GUN, you may not like what you see. (better to see a bad job on a piece of scrap than on your favorite pistol).

      If you are still interested after all of that, I’d be glad to talk with you
      Regards, Mike Harrison

  2. MATT CAMPBELL says:

    Interested in having a floor plate done with an elk. Call me if you get a moment 607-259-5688. Email is fine too. -Matt

  3. Eddie says:

    Hello how much will it cost me to get a 1911 completely engraved? Thanks

    • mike says:

      Eddie,
      I don’t know if I got back to you on your inquiry, If not I apologize. This is my generic answer to you question

      There are a lot of different styles of engraving. Some are more difficult to execute that others and that is reflected in the price.
      The other consideration is how much coverage would you like. I will take on any job from $100 and up. However, I have found that it is easiest if I can send you a few examples of the different styles of engraving, you pick what you like and tell me how much you are prepared to spend and I will tell you how far that will get us.
      I will say this, most of the 1911′s I’ve done lately have been in the $2500 to $4000 range. But like I said earlier I will work with you in just about any price range.
      If you will send me your Email address, I will send you a series of photos of engraved 1911′s and you can pick the style you like and select the coverage you want. Then I’ll be able to give you an accurate price.

      Hope this helps a little
      Mike H
      feel free to call me
      323-974-4908

  4. David Moran says:

    Still around? Site appears dead and I could use some engraving.

    • mike says:

      David, I’m not sure I got back to you on this one, if not, my apologies. Yes I’m still around and would like to help you with any work you would like to have done.
      Feel free to cal me at 323-974-4908
      Mike H

  5. cesar says:

    Hi Mike. I was wondering if you can give me an estimate on some American scroll
    engraving on the sides of a 1911 colt commander.

    • mike says:

      Cesar, I usually respond to these inquiries by direct Email back to the the person asking, but your Email address doesn’t seem to work.
      There are a lot of different styles of engraving. Some are more difficult to execute that others and that is reflected in the price.
      The other consideration is how much coverage would you like. I will take on any job from $100 and up. However, I have found that it is easiest if I can send you a few examples of the different styles of engraving, you pick what you like and tell me how much you are prepared to spend and I will tell you how far that will get us.
      I will say this, most of the 1911′s I’ve done lately have been in the $2500 to $4000 range. But like I said earlier I will work with you in just about any price range.
      If you will send me a workable Email address I will send you a series of photos of engraved 1911′s and you can pick what you like and select the coverage you want. Then I’ll be able to give you an accurate price.

      Hope this helps a little
      Mike H

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>