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What to do with engraving on a1886 ?
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March 13, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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ibought a 86 rifle awhile back that had someone’s initials engraved on the receiver . Not deep into metal and about 1-1.3″ tall . Does not bother me but has crossed my mind to see if someone could engrave over these letters . Not a expensive gun but nice condition and would consider some pattern correct to period of manufacturing . Is this just plain wrong to consider and does anyone know what it might cost ?

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Randy,

Post a picture of the engraving otherwise its difficult to tell what should be done.

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Sorry I tried several times today and all I get is a error message. Even had a younger guy try and just no go!  I would email you a picture if you are that interested. Sorry that I’m no help

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Randy,

your probably trying to upload a image that is too big. You can email them to me. [email protected]

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Randy,

I looked at the picture and it looks like a nice engraving. Not really a monogram which would be better yet. I would say that its best to leave it as is. Right now it has a good look age wise but if you try to doctor it up with more engraving. It will not look like any Winchester pattern anyway and still stand out.

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I like it as is!

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 I like it. would be interesting to try and find out who the person is. might be a story there.

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larryb said

 I like it. would be interesting to try and find out who the person is. might be a story there.

Or, just make up a good story that matches the initials like they do on Gunbroker Wink

I googled the initials JNR for famous people and the most notable was John Nicholas Ringling (May 31, 1866 – December 2, 1936) the most well-known of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their own Ringling Brothers Circus to create a virtual monopoly of traveling circuses and helped shape the circus into what it is today.

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Thanks for all the comments ! I think I will leave alone and maybe I will do a little search on it . Will let you know if I find any thing of interest . I wasn’t going to buy this gun because of the engraving , but in really nice condition, and then auction was low and I got it !  Thanks again 

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