Pricing: Most people who know my work just hand me a gun with a vague idea of the price range they have in mind and I take it from there, creating an engraving around the shape of the gun and the price range. Others give me a photo of a classic style from my web site or Facebook and I work from that. Either way is fine. The price depends not on the material I cut, whether brass, stainless steel, blue steel, etc… but on the style, coverage, detail, and background. Gunsmithing, bluing and shipping is on top of that
The Process is….After speaking with you I would write a detailed order form and take a deposit of $100 per gun to add your order to my queue. I do not want the gun till I am ready to engrave it. It might be a year till I reach your name on my list. I would have you ship the gun then and usually just a few weeks is all I need for the actual engraving . Knives and other small jobs might take only a couple of weeks. Once we have spoken about the job I can give you a firm price and time frame.
I do have an FFL (Federal Firearm License) so shipping is no problem, usually via Fedex or UPS. Make sure the firearm or knife is packed well and ship it, insured, and return receipt so I have to sign for it at the door. Again, call first and I will give you specific shipping instructions and my shipping address.