A custom engraved revolver engraved with the words “ENGRAVED CHESTLINGS” and “CHESTLING OF LIFE” has become a hot item in India, with people paying to have their initials engraved into the gun, according to a report in the New York Times.
A gun collector from the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, bought the engraved gun for $100,000 (about Rs 1.5 crore) in January and had it engraved in his own hand with the gunsmiths name and initials, the report said.
The custom gun, which was made by a private company, has an engraved chamber and barrel, and the engraved engraved words “Engraved CHESTLIPS” engraved on the receiver, the newspaper reported.
The collector, who lives in a small village in Agra district, said he was not able to afford a diamond ring for his bride.
“I am not sure about the size of the diamond ring, but I am going to make it a small one,” he told the newspaper.
However, the collector, whose name is being withheld, said that he was a man who does not feel the need to wear a wedding ring, the Times said.
“I feel very happy that the gun has engraved my initials,” he said.
The custom revolver is the latest in a series of guns that have attracted attention in India.
A gun collector in the eastern state of Rajasthan recently spent about $1 million on a custom gun that has engraved his initials and a star for his wife, who was killed by a stray bullet in 2008, the New Delhi Post reported.
India is currently ranked third among the world’s worst gun-related death tolls after China and the United States.
The gun collector, however, is not alone in having his initials engraved on a gun.
A custom gun made in New Delhi by a man named Pradeep Singh, who also owns a gun shop in Agarwal, West Bengal, has the words engraved on it, as well as a star.
Pradeep has become known for his handmade guns, and is known for having a large collection of custom guns.
He was killed in January in an attack by unidentified assailants on a wedding party in New London, West Virginia.