Engraving of a Case That You Send Us: 21-Gun Salute


Do you have cases from a loved one’s 21-Gun Salute funeral that are special to you, but you aren’t sure about what to do with them? We can help! See a complete description below.


Personalized Text with One of Our Pictured Fonts-Choose 1 to 4 Lines (Included in Price)

Enter up to four lines of personalized text here-the longer each line is, the smaller the text will be. You will have the opportunity to indicate your font choice later in this listing. If you prefer to send your loved one’s handwriting, leave this space blank and choose the option below.

If you prefer to send a snippet of your loved one’s handwriting, we can use that instead. Please scan and email it to us to verify that we can use it. We will only charge the $50 set up fee one time, no matter how many cases you are having engraved.

Font * 

Choose your font here – see photo in listing. Old English is not recommended unless you are using very little text.

Bullet Reloaded-$10 per case

Reload bullet into the case so it looks like a full cartridge

Add Ashes-$25 per case

You may choose to send ashes of a loved one that we will enclose in the case before adding a bullet. If you choose this option, you must choose the “Bullet Reloaded” option as well.


PLEASE NOTE: If your order for this specific listing totals $150 or above, you are eligible for a 15% discount by using the following code:   weloveveterans

We frequently have requests for engraving of a customer’s own special case(s) from a “21-Gun Salute” from the funeral of a veteran.  We can do that for you and even make it into a special keepsake such as a necklace, key chain, rear view window accessory and more!

You can order engraving of your personal item here. We can generally engrave up to four lines of text. Please keep in mind that the more text there is per line, the smaller the text will be. In other words, sometimes less is sometimes best – but it is totally your call. As for font, we tend to use Bookman and Zapf Chancery for many items, so if you are having a difficult time making a decision, you won’t go wrong with one of these fonts. Old English is only recommended when there is a small amount of text and can be difficult to read.

In some cases, depending upon the caliber, we can add a bullet to the end to complete the cartridge for an additional fee of $10.00 per case. This would NOT make it live ammunition because there would not be any gun powder or primer – it would just look like a factory round. If you would like to do this, just add that option. If , for some reason we are unable to reload bullets into your case(s),  we will refund your money for that option. Also, if you choose this option, please be aware that this is for aesthetic purposes only. Sometimes, cases from 21-Gun Salutes are very old, cracked or damaged and it is very difficult to reload a bullet. It may not fit in just perfectly, and at times, we may even have to secure it with resin, but we will always do our best to make it look as good as possible. If you order this option, it is with the understanding that the bullet may not be seated perfectly due to the condition of the case that you send us.

We have many requests to enclose a loved ones ashes inside the case before we add bullet. If you choose this option, please know that we treat the ashes with the respect and dignity that your loved one deserves. Since they are permanently enclosed in the cartridge, we leave a little room so that when you shake the cartridge, you can hear the movement of the ashes. We will return any remaining ashes as well. If you choose this option, we recommend that you enclose the ashes in a well sealed container (not a basic envelope) and send them, along with the case if you have one, via insured mail. If you do not have a case, just send the ashes and tell us what caliber case you  want them enclosed in.

Finally, you can choose to have your product made into a necklace, a key chain, rear view mirror accessory or just free standing. We do not drill into the cases as this leaves sharp edges and eventually cuts the cord or chain. Rather, we custom make wire loops that we add to the top of the cartridge. This also allows the cartridge to hang evenly, as opposed to drilled holes. Freestanding is our default, which costs slightly less.

We do offer engraved cases in resin that can be used as paperweights, displays or ornaments.  These can be made with loved ones ashes in the resin, as well as an engraved case, so feel free to choose those options. These cost more due to the work and time involved.  They will be pictured soon. Please know that if you choose this option, sometimes there are small air bubbles in the resin. There is no ability to “redo” this, so you must be okay with that possibility if you choose this option. We do use the highest quality museum grade resin for our products. Please know that we will do our best to make you an amazing product.

Finally, if you have something else in mind, contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.


Once you place your order, please send your case(s) to us at the following address:

High Caliber Creations, 5062 Rockrose Ct., Suite 333, Roscoe, IL  61073

*PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CASE IN A REGULAR ENVELOPE AS IT MOST LIKELY WILL CAUSE A RIP IN THE ENVELOPE AS IT GOES THROUGH THE POSTAL MACHINES AND IT WILL NOT MAKE IT TO US…..Please properly package your item(s) and ship them via USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail. This will also give you (and us) the ability to track the item.

Payment is required before we will begin working on your product(s).

*Final note: Engraving is somewhat of an “art.” We understand that your product is very special to you and promise to do our very best. However, it is always possible that the result could be less than perfect (to date, we have never had an unhappy engraving customer). By ordering this work, you acknowledge that you understand the risks stated and that you will not hold High Caliber Creations liable in any way if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your engraving. If you cannot agree to this, then please do not order.


Additional information


Freestanding Case, Necklace, Key Chain, Rear View Mirror Accessory, Resin Paperweight