Today I went to the Engraving Villa to take a look how things are proceeding with my replica and there I decided to gift them my Mark 2.
I met a new man there who’s in charge of the metal finish of every piece I’m making, including the gun.
As I expected the thumb and slide release were made in a way I didn’t like (nickel finish), but as they told me, they wanted to experiment with titanium and see what they can achieve. I told them this is absolutely no problem at all since I can produce as many pieces as I want. For now I know better their capability and it’s very satisfying.
As for the gun, the metal finish is just right and they will proceed with the engravings making them deeper than it was on Mark 2 and adding inside black paint.
I also gave them the blank medallions to work. They showed me some samples of what they can do and all I can say is that I’m hyped to see the final result. The logo will be craved and all the empty spots will be filled with ceramic resulting in something very unique and professional.
As for the decision to give them the Mark 2 Silverballer, it was something I had in mind for some time to do so I could reduce the price of the final cost.
They seem to enjoy very much my attention to details and the looks of this gun even if it’s a toy model.
Mr. Vincenzo, the man in charge of my replica, was very pleased and happy with my decision. He told me he’s going to expose it in the shop.
But things have to be put on hold once again. They are very busy over there and of course I can understand them.
The engravings might be ready if not in mid February, in April. Even after that, there is still work to do and works on the rear sight. A thing I can not do now because I need the slide to decide the right size of it.
So I guess this will be ready by summer if the printing goes right at the first try and the finish on everything else.