John Pease :
” To a truly talented artisian at the recreation of the original Winchester engraving patterns. Your work would have impressed all the engraving masters of the time and would have been looked at as a J. Ulrich of the time.”

- Shoot History- Doug Turnbull

To John Pease:
“The custom engraved Model 29 you completed is a truly outstanding work of art that far exceeded my expectations!  Both your artistic talents and the craftsmanship and style of your engraving are readily apparent.  The overall layout flows beautifully.  The inlayed gold lettering, the barrel and cylinder bands and the gold borders add a real touch of class!  The intricate scroll work is precise and extremely well executed.  The game scenes of the whitetail deer and black bear are stunning!  The full details of both the raised gold inlays and the background scenes are remarkable and really stand out under magnifications!  The attention to detail is incredible!  You incorporated all I asked for and more!  You coordinated the entire project from the ivory grips to the custom display case and tools.  Working with you on this piece has been a great experience.  Thanks for creating a true one of a kind “Classic 29”!  Perhaps the ultimate compliment to an artist is a commission for the next project –you already have the gun!”

- Bob Radaker

To John Pease :
” With best wishes and warm regards. You are a true artist and you will be a fine! engraver.”

- Winston Churchill

“I just wanted to send a note letting you know how much I appreciate your fine work. We have collaborated on several projects including Colt single actions and black powder revolvers, Smith & Wesson Scholfields, as well as antique restored Marlin and Winchester rifles. You have executed every design I wanted intergraded into these fine guns as well as balancing out the remaining coverage to turn these guns into true works of art. I would like to say I have a favorite, but it would be too difficult to choose just one. I am someone who appreciates old world craftsmanship and to find an equal to your talent and ability would be a difficult task! I want to thank you again and am looking forword to our future projects.”

- Yours truly, Ricky Biagi