Craftsmanship Across the Board
Michael Dubber has been a hand engraver since his first year as a high school art teacher in the late 1960’s. His current major concentration is on vintage Colt Firearms, although his days are filled with hand engraving on a variety of subjects from antique and modern firearms to jewelry and inscription plates. Mike is a Founding Member of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) and served in many FEGA offices over the years, including FEGA President from 1998 to 2004. He is recognized as a FEGA Master Engraver and Colt Master Engraver. He has been honored by the Colt Collectors Association (CCA) with commissions for the 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2014 “Show Guns”. In addition, Mike has also won the CCA Howard Dove Award for Best Engraved Colt on five occasions, including “The Greatest Generation Colt .45 Auto”. At the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky, Mike was awarded the NRA Silver Medallion Award for his entry into the “Ten Best Arms” competition. His Master Project, “The Greatest Generation Colt” is shown on the front and back covers of C. Roger Bleile’s 2014 book, American Engravers, III. In 2016 Governor Mike Pence awarded Mr. Dubber with a Sagamore of the Wabash, which is Indiana’s highest civilian honor.