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name plaque

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by roy0110, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. roy0110

    roy0110 Engaging Member

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    i have an AA S400 i use for hunting.
    i really love this rifle and hope to continue using it for a good few years yet although i am getting on a bit at 50 :)
    in this next week or so i am expecting my first grandson to be born and family are looking to get birth gifts for him and it seems silver is the norm?
    so i was thinking of having a silver plaque made (or bought) with the child's name and DOB on it.
    firstly as a reminder for myself, but also to one day pass onto him when i am either too old and infirm, or he is at a reasonable age to use it responsibly.
    i hope having his details mounted on the rifle would encourage him to cherish and care for it as i have done.
    i have spoken to my son & daughter-in-law they are very happy for my grandson to inherit the rifle when the time comes.
    name of the child has not been revealed yet and there is no great hurry to acquire this (is plaque the right word?)

    i have a few questions for any members that might have experience on the subject.

    i thought of an engraved plaque but would that wear off in time?
    could it be stamped instead?
    where would i acquire the item?.... would be great if a fellow member did such a thing.
    size & shape ideas?
    best place to mount it? i was thinking somewhere on the stock.
    what sort of price is involved?
    any other things i should be considering?

    appreciate anyone's thoughts and ideas on this.
    thanks for reading,
    Roy
     
  2. SteveO

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    Nice sentiments! :up:

    I think an 'inlay' would look nice with his name & birthdate on it just like GinB did their nameplate, would devalue the stock/gun though but if it's intended as a heirloom who cares!
     
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    As above :rolleyes: I'd agree with Steve, Inlayed into the Stock would look so much better than just placed on the woodwork. personally I' get it Freehand engraved also ( Bit more personal than Block letters ! )
     
  4. mrs bl4de-rr1

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    I agree, have name and birth date hand engraved onto silver plaque and have it inlayed into stock. This would be long lasting more so than any other method .
     
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    Shotguns are often personalised with a small silver oval let into the base of the stock which would be too small for the information you would like to include. If you went for something let into the side of the stock then which side would you put it - he might turn out to be left handed! Maybe the best place would be the base of the pistol grip section which should be ok for size.
     
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    Same, nice touch Roy ;) a plaque/inlet in the shape/style of a scroll rolling open would look tasteful (and you could always have two made the same, just leave one blank ?)
     
  7. Titchgamer

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    That is a wonderful Idea Roy and would be something truly unique and thoughtfull.

    As the others have said above have a silver plate engraved and sunk into the stock for best effects.

    Just one thing I would say though, a S400 may not be the best rifle for this, Dont get me wrong I love my S410 and its easily my best rifle, But they are not What I would call a gun that will last through the ages.
    I would be more tempted to do it with a springer of some kind, A HW97K or something similar maybe? They also tend to look more "ornate".

    Just a thought :)
     
  8. TORNADOS7

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    Silver medallion inlet into the base of the pistol grip should see you rite although as "Titchgamer" said a nice tuned springer might be a more durable option with pcp's being what they are (pcp's seem to go out of date were as springers seem to have a much longer life expectancy) a "SFS tuned 95k" springs to mind if you'll forgive the pun !...;)
     
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  9. roy0110

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    well little jack was born yesterday and i'm so chuffed.
    i did think of getting him his own gun which could have been a springer, but he wont be using it for quite some years so i might as well wait until the time comes and get him something new.
    but my point was to pass on a personalised heirloom, something that i have owned & loved, and intend to continue to use for some more years yet, thats why it has to be the S400.
    surely a popular and quite simple rifle as the S400 will be perfectly serviceable for the next 20 years at least?
    i like the idea of an inlay in the bottom of the pistol grip, just need to find somewhere that makes them.
    thanks for all your input guys.
    regards,
    Roy
     
  10. dave goodall

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    Not to put a dampner on things but in 20 years airguns will prob be banned or limited to license holders just a thought ifyour wanting to pass little jack some thing on what about a nice knife with the blade etchedwith name ect or engraved
     
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    I'm doing this on all my springers for the boy now! Good idea.
     
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    V-mach offer engraving (at a cost :D) could try engraver (elliot) on here see how he can help you
     
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    He may grow up to dislike shooting, premium bonds might be a better option? ;)
     

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