We are pleased to announce that the .44 Winchester and the .38 Calibre Hildbrandt tattooing guns / machines are back in stock. We were out of stock for roughly two weeks due to our plating machine requiring maintenance. Hildbrandt machines are normally produced in sequence in accordance to which model is most low stock. At the time, the .44 Winchester and .38 Calibre were considered well stocked before the plating machine went down. During production, models are made in batches, this allows for the best efficiency and least wastage of material.
We have Upcoming changes to Hildbrandt machines in April:
1) The .22 Rimfire will be factory setup as a 10 wrap liner
2) The .30 Carbine will be factory setup as a 8 wrap liner
3) The .44 Magnum will be factory setup as a 10 wrap liner
4) The .357 Magnum will be factory setup as a 8 wrap liner
5) The .444 Marlin will be factory setup as a 10 wrap shader
6) The .38 Calibre will be factory setup as a 8 wrap shader
7) The .223 Remington will be factory setup as a 10 wrap shader
8 ) The .44 Winchester will be factory setup as a 8 wrap shader
The decision to re-arrange all of the Hildbrandt machine wraps and liner/shader designations came to be after a significant amount of feedback from local artists in Vancouver telling David Hildbrandt the frame design for the .44 Magnum and .30 Carbine and their twin models is better suited for lining than they are for shading. David, being a stubborn guy, had his own .44 Magnum tuned as a shader for years which worked fine. However, he finally coalesced to popular opinion. The next batch of Hildbrandts, the ones completed in April 2011, will feature this complete changeover.