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LCR .357 cylinder engraving question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Collector0311, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Collector0311

    Collector0311 Well-Known Member

    Call it being better off safe than sorry, but....
    I want to get the cylinder on my LCR engraved with scrolling (I'm just a fan of scrolling, ok? Don't judge)
    Just want to consult the experts before I do it. So my question is: I'm not jeopardizing the integrity of the cylinder by doing this am I? I know it seems like a silly question, but I'd rather ask a silly question than be left giving "high threes" for the rest of my days!
  2. Remllez

    Remllez Well-Known Member

    Not an expert but I think the cylinders are stainless, none the less I'd rather be safe than sorry and opt not to carve on the cylinder. LCR's are very utilitarian and look good that way, no matter what you do to them they'll still be ugly.....
  3. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    The cylinder is stainless steel. While I don't think any scrolling would hurt SS compared to an aluminum cylinder I would still advice against scrolling the LCR.
  4. Collector0311

    Collector0311 Well-Known Member

    So when people get their revolvers engraved are they then just show pieces or what?
  5. scar_47

    scar_47 Member

    Not at all, the engraving process doesn't remove enough material to affect the structural integrity of the cylinder in any meaningful way.
  6. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    ide imagine your biggest issue would be finding suitable real estate on the cylinder to do any sort of engraving.

    in an attempt to shed weight, ruger has more or less stripped the cylinder down to the bare minimum, leaving very little space to engrave.
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  8. firesky101

    firesky101 Well-Known Member

    You are not kidding, but at least the .357 has squared off fluting on the cylinder that would be a little more conducive to having a surface to engrave. No idea where you could do any significant engraving on a .38 or .22.

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